Thursday , 16 August 2018
Home » General Knowledge » Top 10 Most Widely Spoken Languages in the World

Top 10 Most Widely Spoken Languages in the World

Language is the medium to connect people of same territory or different, express one’s thought to other, carry one’s introspection. This is the frequently asked  question that which is the most widely spoken language, you might say that English but it barely comes in the 3rd position.Can you name of top 10 most widely spoken languages in the world? Let’s find out what they are and what percentage of the world speaks it….

Top 10 Most Widely Spoken Languages in the World 

10. Punjabi –

top 10 most widely spoken languages in the world

 

     Percentage of world population 1.44 

The list of top 10 most widely spoken languages opens with Punjabi. It is Pakistan’s most widely spoken language, India’s 11th most spoken commentary and the third-largest spoken language in the Indian subcontinent. Punjabi is the fourth largest language in the UK and third most spoken language in Canada.

9. Japanese –

top 10 most widely spoken languages in the world

      Percentage of world population 1.92

Japanese is a  agglutinative, with simple phonetics mora timed language, a pure vowel system, phonological vowel and consonant length and a literally important pitch-accent. The word order is generally the subject-object-verb with the particle identifying the grammatical functions of words.

 

8. Russian –

top 10 most widely spoken languages in the world

    Percentage of world population 2.42 

This is the most geographically broad language in Eurasia and the most spoken language of Slavic languages. It is, with 144 million original speaker, Europe’s largest native language, people of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus speak  this language.

 

7.Bengali-

top 10 most widely spoken languages in the world

     Percentage of world population 3.05 

 Bengali is the 7th most spoken native language in the world. 25 crore people speak Bengali  It has been influenced by other language families present in South Asia, especially Dravidian, Austroasiatic and Tibeto-Varman families, which have contributed to the Bengali vocabulary and have provided the language with some structural form.

  6. Portuguese –

top 10 most widely spoken languages in the world

    Percentage of world population 3.08 

Portuguese is a part of the Ibero-Romance group that has evolved from  several dialects of Vulgar Latin in the medieval states  of Galicia and has some Celtic phonology. Approximately 215 to 220 million local speakers and 260 million total speakers.

 

5. Arabic –

top 10 most widely spoken languages in the world

    Percentage of world population 4.23 

Modern written language (Modern Standard Arabic) is derived from Classical Arabic. It is widely taught in schools and universities and is used in various fields of work, government and media. The two formal variations are compiled together with literary Arabic (Fouad), which is the official language of 26 states and the literary language of Islam.

 

4. Hindi –

top 10 most widely spoken languages in the world

    Percentage of world population 4.46 

To the top 10 most widely spoken languages we have Hindi in the 4th. Hindi is the official Language of India. Hindi is the lingua franca of the so-called Hindi belt in India. Outside India, it is an official language which is known as Fiji Hindi in Fiji and is a recognized regional language in Mauritius, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, and Suriname.

 

3. English –

top 10 most widely spoken languages in the world

    Percentage of world population 5.52 

English comes to the 3rd among top 10 most widely spoken language. English has improved for more than 1,400 years. The oldest form of English is considered is a set of Anglo-Frisian dialects  brought to Greek Britain  by the  Anglo-Saxon settlers  in the 5th century, it is an old English. Middle English started the Norman conquest of England in the end of the 11th century and in a period of time the language was influenced by the French.

 

2. Spanish –

top 10 most widely spoken languages in the world

     Percentage of world population 5.85 

We have Spanish in the 2nd position in top 10 most widely spoken languages list. About 75% of modern Spanish is derived from Latin. Ancient Greek has contributed specifically to Spanish vocabulary, especially through Latin, where it was a major influence.Spanish is the official language of the following 20 countries, as well as Puerto Rico: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

 

1.Mandarin – 

top 10 most widely spoken languages in the world

 Percentage of world population 14.1 

First place is acquired by the language Mandarin top 10 most widely spoken languages in the world. Mandarin is   the largest of the seven or ten Chinese dialect groups, that of 70 percent of Chinese speakers and a huge area connecting Yunnan in the south-west to Xinjiang in the north-west and Heilongjiang in the northeast. This is attributed to the greater ease of travel and communication in the North China Plain compared to the more mountainous south, combined with the relatively recent spread of Mandarin to frontier areas.

 

Comments

comments

About Srideep Sarkar