Are there any of the world’s most commonly spoken languages around the globe?
The answer to this question isn’t quite as simple as it might appear. There are many complexities which make it difficult to provide a specific answer.
The first thing to consider is what is speaking? Do you intend to rank spoken languages based on their numbers of native speakers or the number of people who speak these languages at all, natively or not? Both methods produce distinct lists.
Then, where do you define the boundaries between dialects and spoken languages? What are the differences between two “dialects” have to be before they can be consider distinct languages? There’s rarely a clear answer. The answer you provide can have a significant impact on the status of Queen Of All Languages in the “most-spoken” rankings.
The Top 14 Most Spoken Languages in the World
1. Mandarin Chinese (1.1 billion speakers)
Native speakers Number of speakers who are not native speakers 193 million
Speakers total: 1.09 billion
The name in itself is: Pu Tong Hua (Putonghua)
Family of languages Chinese-Tibetan
It is related to Cantonese, Tibetan, Burmese
It is commonplace to refer to “Chinese” as if it’s an individual language. It’s actually a set of languages with similar meanings and of these, Mandarin Chinese is by far the most popular. It’s an official Chinese language in Singapore, People’s Republic of China, the Republic of China (Taiwan) and Singapore.
The name of the native language used for Mandarin, Putonghua, literally refers to “common speech”, although in Taiwan the people refer to it as Guoyu which translates to “national language”. In the past, it was known as Guanhua as “the speech of officials”. Because Mandarin is more prevalent in the northern part of China and northern China. It is sometimes called beifanghua (Bei Fang Hua ) or “Northern Dialects”.
Mandarin is written with Chinese characters (sometimes known as “Han characters”). An ancient system of representation in which every symbol represents a specific word. There are two varieties that are available “traditional” characters, used in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau and “simplified” characters, used in China, Singapore, and Malaysia. It is estimated that you will must learn between 2,000 and 3,000 characters for reading a newspaper. omeone who is educated Chinese person can count on 8000!
2. Spoken Languages English (983 million people who speak it)
The number of native speakers 371 million
Non-native speakers number 611 million
Speakers 983 million
Language-family: Germanic, a sub-family of Indo-European.
It is related To: German, Dutch, Frisian
Name of the language: English. You already knew that.
Because of the power in the British Empire and in recent years the cultural and economic influence in America United States – English Queen Of All Languages in the World is widely recognized as the most widely used the most popular lingua franca(if there were other contenders to be the title of an international language) It is the second most used worldwide.
The term “English” comes from the “Angles”, a Germanic group of people who settled in Britain around the beginning of the millennium A.D.. The name they chose to use came by referring to Anglen the region located in northern Germany and, of course, they name the region that is now called England.
At its heart, English is a Germanic language. The vocabulary and sentence structure are the closest to modern languages such as German or Dutch. But, it has been affect by other languages throughout its long development. The majority of English language is Latin in its origins it was brought into the world by French-speaking Normans who took over Britain during the eleventh century A.D.
3. Spoken Languages Arabic (422 million users)
The number of native speakers Number of native speakers: 300 million
Non-natives in the number: 132 million
Speakers 422 million speakers.
The language family Semitic is a family of Afro-Asiatic.
It is related to Hebrew, Amharic, and Aramaic.
The name in itself is larabiyaW@ ( al-`arabiyyah)
Arabic is considered to be the national language of 26 nations but certain people have suggest that it’s not only one language, but a variety of.
If we take this off and believe that there’s only one language known as “Arabic”, then it’s an enormous language with more than 400 million people speaking it. It was first discovered in the Arabian peninsula and since then has spread over all of the Middle East and North Africa.
4. Spoken Languages Malay (281 millions of speakers)
Native speakers number of native speakers
Non-natives in the number: 204 million
Speakers 281 million speakers.
Language family: Austronesian
It is related to Javanese, Tagalog
The language’s name is Bahasa melayu
Malay is a recognized dialect in Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore and Malaysia. It’s also being spoken in the areas of Thailand and in the Philippines. It’s easily the most extensive among the Austronesian languages, a family that is believed to have originated in Taiwan.
The region where Malay can be found is extremely diverse in its linguistic diversity. Indonesia has over 700 live languages! Bahasa melayu or Bahasa melayu, as it’s refer to has a long-standing history in the region . It is an language of the lingua of the franca which is the language use by government and commerce.
Spoken Languages Conclusion
There are many more languages I could put on this list, including Sundanese (spoken in 15% of Java’s people of Java) and Kannada that is not spoken in the country that it is similar to but in India. (Seriously, India is vast.) This is all to prove that you’ll never run out of languages to study!