Top 12 Widely Spoken Languages in the World

English

With a massive 1.45 billion speakers around the world, this West Germanic language, English is widely spoken language in the world.

Mandarin

Spoken by around 1.12 billion people, Mandarin is part of the Sino-Tibetan language family and standardized variety of the Chinese language. Its the official language of China, Taiwan and Singapore.

Hindi

With around 622 million speakers, Hindi an Indo Aryan language is parmarily spoken in India. Its a popular language of India's biggest film Industry Bollywood.

Spanish

Spanish is a Romance language with a rich history and widespread global use and spoken by 482 million speakers.

Arabic

With around 310 million speakers, Arabic is a Semitic language spoken in the Arab world of middle East and North Africa.

French

French is a Romance language with estimated 274.1 million wpeakers. It has long history and a significant global presence. Its a first language in France, parts of Belgium, Switzerland, Canada and several other countries.

Bengali

With estimated 230 million speakers, Rich in tradition, Bengali is official language of Bangladesh, Indian state of West Bengal, Andaman Nicobar and few east Indian states also have Bengali speakers.

Russian

Russian is a Slavic language, with 28.2 million speakers, mostly spoken in Russia and several other countries of the former Soviet Union. Russia's global influence and language significance remains prominent.

Portuguese

With an estimated 27.7 million speakers, Portuguese is a Romance language originating from the lberian Peninsula and is primarily spoken in Portugal, Brazil and several other countries and regions around the world.

Urdu

With 231.5 million speakers, Urdu is spoken in South Asia, with significant communities of speakers in India, Pakistan and various diaspora communities around the world. Its Pakistan's official language.

Indonesian

Estimated 199 million speakers, Indonesian, also known as Bahasa Indonesia, is the official language of Indonesia. Majority of the Indonesians speak this language.

German

German is a West Germanic language primarily spoken in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg and parts of Italy and Belgium with around 134.5 million speakers. Germany has one of the largest and strongest economies of the world.

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