Top 10 Most Spoken Languages in the World

Top 10 Most Spoken LanguagesSince the creation of this universe communication is the key to survival. We all as humans need to express our ideas, thoughts, emotions and information for different reasons be it religious, commerce and most importantly for personal development. Undoubtedly language acts as a vital tool in augmenting cultural ties, friendships and commercial relationships.  World has become a Global village and there are variety of languages of different countries and regions that people speak. Spanish, Arabic, English are some of the widely spoken languages but with the list below you will surely come to know the most spoken language on this planet and may get a bit surprise too.  Enlisted below are the top ten most spoken languages in the world:

List of Most Spoken Languages in the World

  1. Mandarin
  2. English
  3. Hindustani
  4. Spanish
  5. Russian
  6. Arabic
  7. Bengali
  8. Portuguese
  9. Malay-Indonesia
  10. French

10. French
First language in France, French is spoken in lot many countries by around 129 million people in this world. Most commonly used in Belgium, Canada, Cameroon and Haiti it is also called the most romantic language on this earth. French had a universal supremacy similar to that now occupied by English until the end of nineteenth century.

9. Malay-Indonesia
With many dialects in Malay language, the most popular and widely used is the Indonesian language. So we can club it as Malay-Indonesian language as it is spoken in many countries by over 159 million people. Indonesia is an archipelago and a mesmerizing nation comprising over 13,000 islands.

8. Portuguese
Portuguese is an official Romance (Vulgar Latin) language of Portugal. With famous explorers like Vasco da Gama and Prince Henry Portugal established its official language all over the world and has made a commendable place in the list of top ten languages in the world.

7. Bengali
With a long, diverse and rich literary tradition, Bengali muddles together culturally diverse nations and regions. Bengali is an official language in Bangladesh and the number of Bengali speakers on this planet is more than you can expect. Bengali is an eastern Indo-Aryan language and is used by more than 211 million people.

6. Arabic
246 speakers across the globe, popular in Middle East and one of the oldest languages in the world makes Arabic one of the most spoken language. Prized as language of Koran it was made the sixth official language of the United Nations. Although it has more influence in Islamic countries it is an important vocabulary source for languages like Bengali, Berber, Catalan, English, French, German, Gujarati, Hausa, Hindustani and many more.

5. Russian
Spoken by over 277 million people on the globe, Russian is of the six official languages in the UN. Its literary style, word-formation, and vocabulary ideologies are influenced by Church Slavonic language as well as Greek, Latin and French to some extent.

4. Spanish
Spanish is the most prevalent second language learned by inherent speakers of American English. Primarily known as caste llano in mother country, it is spoken by 392 million people around the world. Popular in Spain, Cuba and U.S, Spanish influences a quiet of number of words in U.S.

3. Hindustani
Hindustani is India’s primary language and stands out 3rd in the list of mostly used languages across the globe. Though India is a land of cultural and regional diversity it also inherits a reputed language custom and Hindustani is spoken by 497 million speakers in the world.

2. English
Though it stands 2nd on the list, English is undoubtedly the official and popular language of almost every country on this globe. English is a West Germanic language and the influence of the United States has added to its universal glory with a 508 number of speakers.

1. Mandarin
Surprisingly the most used language on this planet is Mandarin, the official language of People’s Republic of China and Taiwan. The most interesting fact about this language is that though it is really tough it is widely spoken by more than a billion people.

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