Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Most Popular Languages in the World by Number of Speakers...

Most Widely Spoken Languages
in the World

Mandarin Chinese tops the list of most popular world languages, with over a billion speakers. English trails in third place, with just over 320 million speakers. This data includes all speakers of the languages, not only native speakers.
LanguageApprox. number
of speakers
 1. Chinese (Mandarin)1,213,000,000
 2. Spanish329,000,000
 3. English328,000,000
 4. Arabic221,000,000
 5. Hindi1182,000,000
 6. Bengali181,000,000
 7. Portuguese178,000,000
 8. Russian144,000,000
 9. Japanese122,000,000
10. German90,000,000

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