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Do You Know What are the 25 Most Spoken Languages in the World?


The world is filled with many languages spoken globally, it is not confined to just one language, each country has its own national language.

Amongst these it is hard to figure out which languages are commonly spoken, but across the time and continents there are some languages which are much used than the others.

Today's article will talk about 25 most spoken languages in the world

The first would be English, it is commonly spoken worldwide, and also many countries first language taught in school and used as a medium of learning in many countries too. About 1.5 billion people speak English.

The second is Mandarin Chinese spoken by 1.3 billion people worldwide. Spoken in major countries like Malaysia, Singapore, China, Taiwan.

Spanish comes third in a line spoken by about 661 Million people globally, spoken in countries like Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Spain, Uruguay, Venezuela, United States.

  • Hindustani or Urdu is spoken by 544 million people 
  • Arabic is spoken by 422 Million people
  • Malay is spoken by 281 million people
  • Russian 267 million people speak Russian
  • Bengali is spoken by 281 million people
  • Portuguese is spoken by 229 million 
  • French 229 million people 
  • Hausa 251 million speakers
  • Punjabi is spoken by 148 million people
  • German spoken by 129 million people
  • Japanese by 129 million speakers
  • Persian 121 million speakers
  • Swahili spoken by 107 million people
  • Vietnamese spoken by 95 million speakers
  • Telugu 92 million speakers
  • Italian 87 million speakers,
  • Javanese 84 million speakers
  • Wu Chinese 80 million people speak this language
  • Korean 22 million speakers
  • Tamil spoken by 75 million speakers
  • Marathi has spoken by 74 million speakers
  • Yue Chinese spoken by 72 million speakers