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THE 30 MOST SPOKEN LANGUAGES IN THE WORLD

Pos | Language | Family | Script(s) Used | Speakers
(Millions) | Where Spoken (Major) |
1 | Mandarin | Sino-Tibetan | Chinese Characters | 1151 | China, Malaysia, Taiwan |
2 | English | Indo-European | Latin | 1000 | USA, UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand |
3 | Spanish | Indo-European | Latin| 500 | Mexico, Central and South America, Spain |
4 | Hindi | Indo-European | Devanagari | 490 | North and Central India |
5 | Russian | Indo-European | Cyrillic | 277 | Russia, Central Asia |
6 | Arabic | Afro-Asiatic | Arabic | 255 | Middle East, Arabia, North Africa |
7 | Portuguese | Indo-European | Latin | 240 | Brazil, Portugal, Southern Africa |
8 | Bengali | Indo-European |Bengali | 215 | Bangladesh, Eastern India |
9 | French | Indo-European | Latin | 200 | France, Canada, West Africa, Central Africa |
10 | Malay, Indonesian | Malayo-Polynesian | Latin | 175 | Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore |
11 | German | Indo-European | Latin | 166 | Germany, Austria, Central Europe |
12 | Japanese | Altaic | Chinese Characters and 2 Japanese Alphabets | 132 | Japan |
13 |Farsi (Persian) | Indo-European | Nastaliq | 110 | Iran, Afghanistan, Central Asia |
14 | Urdu | Indo-European | Nastaliq | 104 | Pakistan, India |
15 | Punjabi | Indo-European | Gurumukhi | 103 | Pakistan, India |
16 | Wu | Sino-Tibetan | Chinese Characters | 90 | China |
17 | Vietnamese | Austroasiatic | Based on Latin | 86 | Vietnam, China |
18 | Javanese | Malayo-Polynesian |Javanese | 85 | Indonesia |
19 | Tamil | Dravidian | Tamil | 78 | Southern India, Sri Lanka, Malyasia |
20 | Korean | Altaic | Hangul | 78 | Korean Peninsula |
21 | Turkish | Altaic | Latin | 75 | Turkey, Central Asia |
22 | Telugu | Dravidian | Telugu | 74 | Southern India |
23 | Marathi | Indo-European | Devanagari | 72 | Western India |
24 | Italian | Indo-European | Latin | 62 | Italy,Central Europe |
25 | Thai | Sino-Tibetan | Thai | 60 | Thailand, Laos |
26 | Burmese | Sino-Tibetan | Burmese | 56 | Myanmar |
27 | Cantonese | Sino-Tibetan | Chinese Characters | 55 | Southern China |
28 | Kannada | Dravidian | Kannada | 47 | Southern India |
29 | Gujarati | Indo-European | Gujarati | 46 | Western India, Kenya |
30 | Polish | Indo-European | Latin | 46 | Poland,Central Europe |
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The Origin and History
of the English Language
English is a Germanic Language of the Indo-European Family. It is the second most spoken language in the world.
It is estimated that there are 300 million native speakers and 300 million who use English as a second language and a further 100 million use it as a foreign language. It is the language ofscience, aviation, computing, diplomacy, and tourism. It is listed as the official or co-official language of over 45 countries and is spoken extensively in other countries where it has no official status. English plays a part in the cultural, political or economic life of the following countries. Majority English speaking populations are shown in bold.
* Antigua
* Australia
* Bahamas* Barbados
* Belize
* Bermuda
* Botswana
* Brunei (with Malay)
* Cameroon (with French)
* Canada (with French)
* Dominica
* Fiji
* Gambia
* Ghana
* Grenada
* Guyana
* India (with several Indian languages)
* Ireland (with Irish Gaelic)
* Jamaica
* Kenya (with Swahili)
* Kiribati
* Lesotho (with Sotho)* Liberia
* Malawi (with Chewa)
* Malta (with Maltese)
* Mauritius
* Namibia (with Afrikaans)
* Nauru (with Nauruan)
* New Zealand
* Nigeria
* Pakistan (with Urdu)
* Papua New Guinea
* Philippines (with Tagalog)
* Puerto Rico (with Spanish)
* St Christopher and Nevis
* St Lucia
* St Vincent
* Senegal (with French)...
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