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World’s Most Widely Spoken Languages

1. Mandarin Chinese
2. Spanish*
3. English*
4. Hindi
5. Arabic

*some sources list English as second and Spanish as third


Facts on Languages

  • Bangladesh language Bengali
  • Pakistani language Urdu
  • Sri Lanka language Singhalese
  • Classic Hindu language Sanskrit
  • Artificial language Esperanto
  • Hong Kong Chinese Cantonese
  • North China language Mandarin
  • Philippines language Tagalog
  • Old Testament language Hebrew
  • Language of Jesus Christ Aramaic
  • Northern Belgian language Flemish
  • Northeast Spain dialect Catalan
  • Non-romantic language of northern Spain Basque
  • Hungarian language Magyar
  • Persian or Iranian Farsi
  • Sundanese is spoken hereIndonesia
  • “Vulgar” Latin Sardinian
  • Boer language Afrikaans
  • “High and low” language German
  • Wu language is spoken hereChina
  • French derivative spoken in Haiti Creole
  • Language of ancient CanaanHebrew
  • Most widely spoken language in Africa Swahili
  • North African nomadic languageBerber
  • Swahili is from this group Bantu
  • Telugu is spoken hereIndia
  • Magna Carta and Book of Kells language Latin
  • Family of Welsh, Irish, and Gaelic Celtic
  • Scottish language Gaelic
  • Irish Celt language Erse
  • Inca languageQuechua
  • Language of the Koran Arabic
  • Family of languages, including Hebrew, Arabic and Maltese Semitic
  • Canada’s official languages English and French
  • Kenya’s official languages Swahili and English
  • International court languages English and French
  • Six Official Languages of the United NationsEnglish, French, Spanish, (Mandarin) Chinese, Russian, Arabic
  • Language invented for Star TrekKlingon
  • Language invented for AvatarNa’vi
  • Language invented for Game of ThronesHigh Valyrian