A world of languages - and how many speak them is a new infographic by alberto lucas lópez for the south china morning post that compares the number of people that speak the top 23 languages in the world as their primary language. The most spoken languages worldwide (native speakers in millions) the statistic shows the most spoken languages worldwide there were nearly 13 billion native chinese speakers a the time of survey. Europe has the smallest number of languages and the second-largest number of speakers after asia, accounting for 261% of all language speakers in the world unlike asia, the majority of europe’s languages have a substantial number of speakers. Some languages are familiar and accessible whereas some more exotic languages, whose structures can tell us a great deal about our world.
The world languages center teaches an expanding array of languages at northeastern university to prepare students to become global leaders the world languages center teaches an expanding array of languages at northeastern university to prepare students to become global leaders. More about languages: languages of the world with an updated top 20 list of the most widely spoken languages by first language speakers countries by languages. How many languages are there in the world stephen r anderson download this document as a pdf the object of inquiry in linguistics is human language, in particular the extent and limits of diversity in the world’s languages. Languages a-z we are continuosly adding languages to this list if you would like to help co-author a particular language, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Of all the languages in the world, spanish is the language our online translation agency works with the most, reflecting an enormous market the world over. List of languages jump to navigation jump to search this is a partial list of natural languages, arranged alphabetically contents: top - 0. English will still dominate a century from now, but it will no longer share the planet with thousands of other languages instead, expect fewer but simpler modes of oral communication on every continent. Ethnologue is the ultimate source of information on the world's languages find, read about, and research all 7,097 living languages ethnologue is the ultimate source of information on the world's languages. Recently, we took a look at how many languages there are in the world today the answer was quite astounding, and proved that there are even more lan.
Tamil, a language spoken by about 78 million people and recognized as an official language in sri lanka and singapore, is the only classical language that has survived. The most-spoken languages the world’s top 20 languages—and the words english has borrowed but english is one of the world’s most widespread languages. There are at least 7,102 known languages alive in the world today twenty-three of these languages are a mother tongue for more than 50 million people the 23 languages make up the native tongue of 41 billion people. The colour of these countries shows how languages have taken root in many different regions there are at least 7,102 known languages alive in the world today twenty-three of these languages are a mother tongue for more than 50 million people. It may be surprising but it is very difficult question to answer first of all, there are languages in some parts of the world that have not yet been studied such as in papua new guinea and the amazon.
Enclaves of language on a linguistic map of the world, most of the great language families occupy one distinct and self-contained territory the two exceptions are the indo-european and the finno-ugric groups. Part iii is again a c30 page review of the languages in use in all the countries of the world with indications of numbers of speakers and geographical location - again it is quite a good summary part ii on the other hand is the heart of the book and reviews around 200 languages giving each 1 or 2 pages (occasionally up to 4 eg for english and. Of the estimated 7,000 languages spoken in the world today, linguists say, nearly half are in danger of extinction and are likely to disappear in this century.
2 the countries listed under spanish, english, portuguese, french, and serbo-croatian do not include those in which less than 1% of the population speaks the language as a first language 3 the population figures refer to first language speakers in all countries and are general estimates 4. There are over 7,000 languages in the world, each with their own histories and sounds all of these should be celebrated but, some languages are. Language is our primary source of communication it's the method through which we share our ideas and thoughts with others some people even say that language is what separates us from animals and makes us human there are thousands of languages in this world countries have their own national.
Phonemes are the distinct sounds used in 504 languages from around the world the number of sounds varies hugely from language to language the number of distinct sounds in a language tends to increase the closer it is. Note 2: all told, there are an estimated 7,100 languages spoken in the world approximately 80% of these languages are spoken by less than 100,000 people. There are 7 billion people on earth and about 7000 languages, but more than half of the world's population speaks one of just 23 languages this infographic, created by alberto lucas lopéz for the south china morning post, shows the relative size of speaker population for all the languages that.