Language

Top 10 most spoken language in the world

1.English

  • First language speakers: 379.0 million
  • Second language speakers:  753.3 million
  • Total speakers: 1.132 billion
  • Language family: Indo-European
  • Branch: Germanic

2.Mandarin Chinese

  • First language speakers:917.8 million
  • Second language speakers: 198.7 million
  • Total speakers: 1.116 billion
  • Language family: Sino-Tibetan
  • Branch: Sinitic

3.Hindi

  • First language speakers: 341.2 million
  • Second language speakers: 274.2 million
  • Total speakers: 615.4 million
  • Language family: Indo-European
  • Branch: Indo-Aryan

4.Spanish

  • First language speakers: 460.1 million
  • Second language speakers: 74.2 million
  • Total speakers: 534.3 million
  • Language family: Indo-European
  • Branch: Romance

5.French

  • First language speakers: 77.2 million
  • Second language speakers: 202.6 million
  • Total speakers: 279.8 million
  • Language family: Indo-European
  • Branch: Romance

6.Standard Arabic

  • Second language speakers: 273.9 million
  • Total speakers: 273.9 million
  • Language family: Afro-Asiatic
  • Branch: Semitic

7.Bengali

  • First language speakers: 228.3 million
  • Second language speakers: 36.7 million
  • Total speakers: 265.0 million
  • Language family: Indo-European
  • Branch: Indo-Aryan

8.Russian

  • First language speakers: 153.7 million
  • Second language speakers: 104.4 million
  • Total speakers: 258.2 million
  • Language family: Indo-European
  • Branch: Slavic

9.Portuguese

  • First language speakers: 220.7 million
  • Second language speakers: 13.4 million
  • Total speakers: 234.1 million
  • Language family: Indo-European
  • Branch: Romance

10.Indonesian

  • First language speakers: 43.3 million
  • Second language speakers: 155.3 million
  • Total speakers: 198.7 million
  • Language family: Austronesian
  • Branch: Malayo-Polynesian

 

 

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