Whilst working on my previous post There’s English and there’s English, I came across this wonderful chart on languages. There are at least 7,102 known languages alive in the world today. Twenty-three of these languages are a mother tongue for more than 50 million people.
The 23 languages make up the native tongue of 4.1 billion people and the chart below illustrates each language within black borders and then provide the numbers of native speakers in millions by country. The colour of these countries shows how languages have taken root in many different regions.
I love a good chart and I hope you enjoy this one as much as I do.
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