The 20 most spoken languages in the world
Updated: Feb 26, 2019
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>1 BILLION NATIVE SPEAKERS
Chinese includes about 12 different forms and dialects but the most spoken is Mandarin, which is about 70 percent of China’s population.
>100 MILLION NATIVE SPEAKERS
Spanish speakers live in Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Venezuela. Funny fact: there are almost as many native Spanish speakers in the US as there are in Spain.
They mostly live in the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand. But English is one of the most spoken languages in the world: it is the mother tongue of many countries inhabitants (because of previous colonies for example). It is, moreover, the most spoken language if you consider the people who use it as a second language.
They are mainly found in India and Nepal.
Like Chinese, Arabic is another language with a range of different forms and varieties.
If you only consider the population of the Portugal it is nothing but you shouldn’t miss Brazilians!
Most of them live in the Bangladesh, but also in India.
Most of them live in Russia but also in Ukraine, Belarus, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.
They all live in japan.
>50 MILLION NATIVE SPEAKERS
Lahnda is the name of related Punjabi languages and dialects spoken in Pakistan.
Most of them live in Java island in Indonesia.
The great majority of them live in Germany, but they also live in Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Luxembourg.
They live in North and South Korea.
They are divided in more than 50 countries and territories, including Canada, Belgium, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and France of course.
15. AND 16. TELUGU AND MARATHI
They are the 3rd and 4th most spoken languages in India.
Almost all of them live in Turkey, but also in Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Cyprus, and Kazakhstan.
Tamil is India’s fifth most spoken language, also spoken in Sri Lanka and Singapore.
Spoken in Vietnam.
Urdu is the sixth Indian language also spoken in Pakistan, Nepal and Mauritius.