The Most Spoken Languages

Eton InstituteIn every country, region or state, individuals make use of language as means of their daily communication. However, good communication cannot be achieved if you are using different languages. So, it is best to learn different languages. To help you find the right language to learn, below are some of the most spoken language in the world.

Mandarin Chinese

Mandarin Chinese is known as the world’s most spoken language based on its tremendous number of native speakers of 955 million in a report created in 2010. Non-native speakers are over 194 million. Plus, a report states that Chinese is one of the top 10 most important languages of the future.

English

English is the second most spoken language in the world which is widely used by over 360 million native speakers and 603 million non-native speakers. English is also the most used language on the internet and one of the United Nation’s official languages.

Spanish

The next most spoken language is Spanish with over 427 million native speakers and 91 million non-native speakers. Spanish language is used by 44 countries, including the United States. Because of this, United States has recently been cited as the second largest Spanish-speaking country in the world.

Hindi

Hindi is one of India’s official languages and one of the world’s most spoken languages with 295 million and 127 million; native speakers and non-native speakers respectively. Linguistics experts claim that Hindi and Urdu are the same language, but there some key differences between their writing systems and vocabulary which separate them.

Arabic

Arabic language is also known as one of the most spoken language in the world with over 422 million speakers total, 295 million of which are native speakers. Arabic language is also known to have contributed over 4,000 loan words to the Spanish language.

Trivia Info Source From: Etoninstitute.com

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