10 Most Spoken and Most Popular Languages In The World

Around the world, there are more than 7000 known languages but only a few have been rated as most popular languages or most spoken languages in the world.

Here we have listed top most spoken languages all over the world with respect to its total speakers not only in its native country.


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The main language of the Austronesian family Malay is the national language of Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore which has total speakers around 220 million including native and foreigners. Malay has 5 historical backgrounds including Old Malay, Malacca Period, Transitional Period, Late Modern Malay, and modern Malay. In the world, Malay has been spoken in Thailand, East Timor, Cocos and Christmas Islands in various forms and different names with respect to its native speakers over the world.


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French is the formal language of 29 countries including France, western Switzerland, southern Belgium, and Monaco among various communities in Canada while it is the 2nd most universally spoken mother tongue in the European Union, With total talkers of more than 220 million all around the globe, it is being listed in top most spoken languages in the world with the rich history of the international language of commerce, literature, and diplomacy.


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Portuguese is another one of most verbal languages in the world, with 250 million speakers approximately, while it is an official language of Portugal, Brazil, Mozambique, Angola, Cape Verde, São Tomé and Príncipe and Guinea-Bissau. One of most natively spoken language and main language of the Southern Hemisphere Portuguese is the most spoken language in South America and The formal language of European Union, the African Union, and Mercosul.


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The native language of Bengali region including the present-day nation of Bangladesh, Tripura, Indian states West Bengal, and southern Assam, which is 2nd most spoken language in Indian and one of most spoken language around the world with 270 million speakers. There have been some regional variations in accent, usage, and phonetics of the Bengali language which is a major contributor to Bengali nationalism having strong literary tradition and cultural difference heavily connected Bengali identity with the Bengali language.


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The generally spoken language in Ukraine, Latvia, Moldova, and Estonia Russian is an East Slavic language and formal language in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Belarus, and Russia, with 260 million speakers all around the world. The language stands among one of the 6 official languages of United Nations. One of most spoken language around the globe and geographically general language of Eurasia Russian has 144 million native speakers in Russia.


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– Hindi is one of the officials’ languages in India which has approx 380 million worldwide. It is one of most spoken languages in the world. And other many popular languages; which have been spoken in Indian with respect to its culture and geography. According to standards Hindi and Urdu are the same languages; however, Hindi is written in the Devanagari text and uses more Sanskrit words while Urdu is written in the Perso-Arabic text which indicates the difference between both of them.


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The Classical Arabic language of the 6th century Arabic is been talked in broad regions of Western Asia, the Horn of Africa, and North Africa , With a total number of speakers of 490 million around the globe. Arabic is one of most verbal languages in the world which is used in most written documents and Central Semitic language and widely educated in schools and universities that genuinely follows the grammatical standards of Quranic Arabic and practices almost same vocabulary.


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Spanish has hundreds of millions of native speakers. It spread all around the world with more than 500 million speakers for which it has been added to the most spoken languages in the globe. Spanish vocabulary included a diverse range of words from Ibero-Romance languages, Occitan, Arabic, Italian, French, and Sardinian among other Original languages of the Americas. It is one of the 6th official languages of the United Nations and official language of many international organizations in the world.


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The West Germanic language English is an official language of almost 60 sovereign states and most generally spoken language in the many western nations including United Kingdom, Canada, United States, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand among others South Asian countries and African. The official language of the United Nations and the European Union English has evolved over the course of more than 1,400 years, becoming one of most spoken language in the globe having 850 million.


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Chinese is top most spoken languages in the globe with 1.2 billion native speakers. It is the official language of China and Taiwan. Chinese is also one of 4 official languages of Singapore and one of 6 official languages of United Nation, and most Chinese spoken countries include Indonesia, Canada, and the Philippines.

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