Top 10 Languages That are Most Widely Spoken

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Here is an exciting look at the Top 10 most widely spoken languages not only in terms of the number of native speakers but also of other people who understand and fluently speak the language.


1. Mandarin – 1 billion-Plus


This is something that is expected as it is mainly based in the most densely populated country in the entire planet. It leads the second running language, English, by an astounding margin of 2 to 1!


2. English – 508 million


Although English is hanging at the coattails of Mandarin, it is the official language of more countries compared to any other language.


3. Hindustani – 497 million


Hindustani is the major language in India and covers a great number of local dialects and the most common is Hindi.


4. Spanish – 392 million


Spanish is spoken in just about every Latin American countries, including Spain, the US and Cuba.


5. Russian – 277 million


Russian is one of the official languages of the UN and it is spoken not only in Russia but also in Kazakhstan, Belarus and even in the US, to name a few.


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