Top Ten Most Spoken Languages in the World 2015

Top Ten Most Spoken Languages in the World 2015

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Language is the most important form of communication through which we can communicate to one another and it is very important function of human body. People of different origins and different countries speaks different kinds of languages so if we look around we can see that there are hundreds of  languages in the whole world but we conclude that half of world speaks 13  most popular languages. In this article we made a list of top ten most widely spoken languages in the world these languages are very common with the largest number of native speakers as estimated by the Swedish Nationalencyklopedin. The ranking of top ten most spoken languages in the world depends upon how much total number of native speakers does a language have so just have a look:

 

 

 

 

Rank

Language

Native Speakers

Mainly Spoken in

Family

1.
 Mandarin
 1,115 million
 China, Taiwan, Singapore, and Malaysia
 Sino-Tibetan,
Chinese
2.
 English
 841 million
 United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia, Ireland and New Zealand.
 Indo-European,
Germanic
3.
 Spanish
 489 million
 Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Western Sahara
 Indo-European,
Romance
4.
 Hindi
 380 million
 India, Nepal, Fiji .
 Indo-European,
Indo-Aryan, Hindustani
5.
 Arabic
 352 million
 Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Algeria, Bahrain, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Iraq, Palestine, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Somalia, Western Sahara, Somaliland, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.
 Afro-Asiatic,
Semitic
6.
 Russian
 276 million
 Russia, Ukraine, and the Commonwealth of Independent States.
 Indo-European,
Slavic
7.
 Portuguese
 231 million
 Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Cape Verde, Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe, Guinea-Bissau, Timor-Leste, and Macau.
 Indo-European,
Romance
8.
 Bengali
 208 million
 Bangladesh, India (West Bengal, Tripura, Assam, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Jharkhand (secondary)), Sierra Leone, Karachi, Pakistan.
Indo-European,
Indo-Aryan 
9.
 French
 163 million
 France and its territories, Canada, Belgium, Switzerland, Haiti, Luxembourg, Algeria, Central African Republic.
 Indo-European, Romance
10.
 Japanese
 128 million
 Japan
 Japonic

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