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The last language among the top 10 languages of the world is the language of love

Listopad 14th, 2010 by admin

The last language among the top 10 languages of the world is the language of love, that is French language, which is spoken by 129 million people. French, in addition to France, is spoken in Belgium, Canada, Rwanda, Cameroon and Haiti.

Malay and Indonesian language is in ninth place

Listopad 14th, 2010 by admin

Malay and Indonesian language is in ninth place and is spoken by 159 million people in Malaysia and Indonesia. In fact, there are lots of dialects of Malay, and Indonesian is one of them and the most popular.

Portuguese language that is spoken by 191 million people is in eighth place

Listopad 14th, 2010 by admin

Portuguese language that is spoken by 191 million people is in eighth place. It is widespread throughout the world thanks to the famous explorers like Vasco de Gama and Prince Henry Navigator. As Portugal very early took part in the game of the world research, this language is spoken in Brazil too, where it is national language, then in Macau, Angola, Venezuela and Mozambique.

The seventh most common language is Bengali, and is used by 211 million people

Listopad 14th, 2010 by admin

The seventh most common language is Bengali, and is used by 211 million people. In Bangladesh, a country with over 120 million people, everybody speaks Bengali. And as Bangladesh is surrounded by India, where population is growing unbelievably rapidly, the number of people who speak that language is growing more and more.

All Indo-European languages descended from Ancient Indo-European language

Listopad 14th, 2010 by admin

All Indo-European languages descended from Ancient Indo-European language which was most likely spoken about 4500th BC, in the steppes between the Black Sea and the Volga. Then from that area it has spread west into Europe and south to areas of present-day Iran and the Indian subcontinent.

Most widely used language in the world is not English

Rujan 7th, 2010 by admin

Most widely used language in the world is not English (it is in second place), but Mandarin which is spoken by more than a billion people.
It is not surprising when one knows that it is used by the inhabitants of the most populous country in the world – China.
English language, spoken by 508 million people, is the official language in most countries in the world.

Hindustani is the third most widespread language

Rujan 7th, 2010 by admin

Hindustani is the third most widespread language. It is spoken by 497 million people and is the first language in India. There are many dialects, most notably the Hindu.
It is estimated that the population of India will soon overtake Chinese.

The United Nations adopted in 2007 a historic Declaration

Rujan 7th, 2010 by admin

The United Nations adopted in 2007 a historic Declaration on the Rights of around 370 million members of indigenous peoples in the world.
Permanent Forum of the World Organization for Indigenous issue indicates that thousands of indigenous languages spoken in various parts of the world are in danger of extinction.

There are about 6 000 indigenous languages in the world.

Rujan 7th, 2010 by admin

There are about 6 000 indigenous languages in the world.
Some of them are spoken only by a handful of people.
In fact, according to the United Nations, 96 percent of the languages in the world are spoken by only 3 percent of the world’s population.
World Organization also says that 90 percent of world languages – that are not national languages – will extinct in this century unless some steps are taken for their preservation.

Indo-European language group by number of speakers is the world’s largest language group

Rujan 7th, 2010 by admin

Indo-European language group by number of speakers is the world’s largest language group to which most languages of Europe, Southern and Western Asia belong.
It covers about 450 languages and dialects that are spoken by about 3 billion people.
Indo-European languages include the Celtic, Germanic, Italic and Slavic languages and languages with more than 100 million speakers are the Bengali, English, French, Hindi, German, Persian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

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