Language is a very important treasure in the world. What do you think is the main reason for this? Well, the main reason is extremely obvious. It is simply because language is the best tool used in understanding one another. In other others, one can understand the sentiments of other people by expressing it through language. Hence, it is just safe to say that without language, understanding one another would be very difficult. In this regard, here are the 10 widely-spoken languages in the world this 2016:
This Indo-Aryan language is widely used by 1.44% of the human population in the entire world. This language is natively used in Pakistan and India. There are around 102 million people who are speaking with the use of Punjabi language. Amongst the Indo-European languages, this is the only one that is still living and used by many.
As member of Japanese-Ryukyuan or Japonic language family, Japanese is the national language of the beautiful country of Japan. It is considered as East Asian language that is spoken by around 125 million people, especially those people living in Japan. Even so, only 124 million of these people come from Japan, and 1 million comes from the other parts of the world.
In the United Nations, Russian language is amongst the 6 languages used by a lot of people. All in all, there are around 155 million people who are speaking this particular East Slavic language. This is the official language of several countries such as Kyrgyzstan and Belarus, apart from Russia.
Within India, Bengali is the second language that is widely used by Indian people, especially those who are living in the southern part of Assam, Tripura, and West Bengal region. This is also the official language spoken by the people living in Bangladesh. All over the world, there are around 205 million speakers of Bengali language.
This is considered to be a Romance language that is spoken by around 215 million people, and this is the official language of a number of countries such as Sao Tome Principe, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde, Angola, Mozambique, Brazil, and Portugal. Portuguese is also the secondary language of the people living in Macau, Equatorial Guinea, and East Timor.
This Classical Arabic language is already used way back in the 16th century. Approximately, there are around 295 million speakers of Arabic in the entire world. It is widely spoken in a number of regions worldwide such as Horn of Africa, North Africa, and West Asia. Arabic has its one and only official form, and this is none other than Literary Arabic or the Modern Standard Arabic.
Within the India Union, Hindi is known to be the official language. The truth is, Hindi is Hindustani language’s Sanskritised and standardized register. This is also known as the Modern Standard Hindi. There are around 310 million speakers of Hindi in the entire world.
The truth is, English is known to be the 2nd widely spoken language in the entire world. Even so, Spanish language has overtaken English as days go by. This West Germanic language has gone a long way. It becomes the official international language as time goes by. It was during the early medieval England when English was firstly spoken by the people living in England. There are more than 360 million people who are currently speaking this particular language worldwide.
These days, the estimated number of people who are speaking Spanish language in the entire world is around 410 million. This is another Romance language used by many people nowadays. Spanish actually originated from Spain, particularly in the Castile region. Ibero-Romance group of languages are exactly where Spanish originated. As a matter of fact, this language has evolved from the dialect of Iberia’s common Latin.
In the southwestern and northern part of China, Mandarin has been used by the people in conversing to one another. It is actually one of the varieties of Chinese languages spoken by so many people in the world today. As of year 2010, there are already 960 million people who are speaking in such language. Since Mandarin is the major dialect spoken in the northern part of China, it is also being called as “northern dialect”. As of this year, it is estimated that there are already billions of Mandarin native speakers.
These are the 10 widely-spoken languages in the entire world. Because of this, it is just right to say that learning how to speak these languages is important.