Top 10 Most Spoken Languages

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Rank Language Speakers
1. Chinese (Mandarin) 873,014,298
2. Spanish 322,299,171
3. English 309,352,280
4. Hindi 180,764,791
5. Portuguese 177,457,180
6. Bengali 171,070,202
7. Russian 145,031,551
8. Japanese 122,433,899
9. German 95,392,978
10. Chinese (Wu) 77,175,000

* Source: Gordon, Raymond G., Jr. (ed.), Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Fifteenth edition

4 Comments

  1. Hi Raja,I am glad you like the article.Which second language you should learn, I believe really depends on what you want to do with the languages. For business English is almost become the default spoken language. Sometimes it also depends on the industry you are focused on.As for your las question, it is answered in this article.

  2. Hi,That was a good article.I am interested to learn a new language, but still confused on what to take on !!!1. Which is the most spoken languages – french/german/italian/spanish ?2. which is the most spoken language in europian countries – french/german/italian/spanish ?3. Which is the most spoken language in the world – french/german/italian/spanish ?Please reply a copy to tssr2001@gmail.comThanks in Advance.With Regards,Raja.

  3. Hi,
    That was a good article.
    I am interested to learn a new language, but still confused on what to take on !!!
    1. Which is the most spoken languages – french/german/italian/spanish ?
    2. which is the most spoken language in europian countries – french/german/italian/spanish ?
    3. Which is the most spoken language in the world – french/german/italian/spanish ?

    Please reply a copy to tssr2001@gmail.com

    Thanks in Advance.
    With Regards,
    Raja.

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