LANGUAGE

INFOGRAPHIC: A world of languages - and how many speak them

We represent each language within black borders and then provide the numbers of native speakers (in millions) by country. The colour of these countries shows how languages have taken root in many different regions

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 27 May, 2015, 9:05am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 25 November, 2015, 3:29pm
INFOGRAPHIC: A world of languages - and how many speak them

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 4.1 billion people. We represent each language within black borders and then provide the numbers of native speakers (in millions)  by country. The colour of these countries shows how languages have taken root in many different regions

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