LANGUAGE is arguably one of the most beautiful grace given by God to man. Imagine if in this world there is no language or there is only one language only, is it possible the scientists could create important discoveries? Then, there is the actual number of languages in the world? According to Ethnologue, there are currently about 6,912 languages spoken throughout the world. The number is of course still doubt its accuracy because every day there is a new language that may appear, on the contrary there are also language extinction. Follow the list of top 10 most widely used language in the world that starts from the sequence:
10. Languages French
Language is often cited as the most romantic language in the world than is used in France is also the official language in several countries which once colonized. French is also one of the official languages of the United Nations (UN) in addition to English, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish and Arabic.
Number of speakers: 200 million
Script Type: Latin
Native Country: France, Monaco, Canada, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxemburg, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo / Zaire, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guernsey, Madagascar , Mali, Mauritius, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Togo, Haiti, Lebanon, New Caledonia, Vanuatu. Polynesia, Martinique, Guadalupe. The official languages of the UN.
To say hello in French, say: "Bonjour" (bone-JOOR).
Bangladesh is a country with a small geographical area, but the population reached 162 million people. The official language of Bangladesh is Bengali. Because of Bangladesh is almost entirely bordered by India, the number of Bengali speakers spread to several regions of India.
Number of speakers: Approximately 230 million
Script Type: Bengali
Speakers countries: Bangladesh, India
To say hello in Bengali, say "Ei Je" (EYE-jay).
Portugal is only a small country and it can be said that one of the poorer countries in Europe. But in the 15th century, Portugal is a great nation because they are first of all perform maritime exploration across the world. Thanks to explorers like Vasco da Gama, Henry the Navigator, Afonso de Albuquerque and Pedro Alvares Cabral, Portugal control of key areas in Asia, Africa and South America, and then embed the influence of culture there.
Number of speakers: 240 million
Script Type: Latin
State Speakers: Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Cape Verde, East Timor, Guinea-Bissau, Macau, Mozambique, São Tomé e Príncipe.
To say hello in Portuguese, say "Bom dia" (Bohn DEE-ah).
7. Malay (including Indonesian)
Indonesian included in the Malay language family turns out to be on the order of 7 to number around 259 million speakers. These rough calculations obtained from the estimated total population of Indonesia in 2009 to reach 230 million plus population of Malaysia's 28 million, 388 thousand and the population of Brunei minority of the population of Thailand, Singapore and East Timor. This amount may increase due Indonesian since 2007 has been designated as the second official language in Vietnam.
Interesting facts about Indonesian:
Indonesian was ranked third in Asia and ranked 26 in the world in terms of the world's most complex grammar.
Indonesian is also global in the virtual world, the evidence wikipedia Indonesian language has been ranked 26 out of 250 wikipedia foreign language in the world and ranks 3rd in Asia after Japanese and Chinese, in addition to Indonesian into 3 languages most widely used in the blog post at wordpress.
6. Russian Language
Mikhail Gorbachev, Vladimir Putin, Roman Abramovich, Anna Kournikova, Maria Sharapova and the beautiful Russian language speakers is that we already know through various media. However, in addition to their course, there's 270 million people who use Russian as an official language.
Number of speakers: approximately 278 million people
Type characters: Cyrillic
Speaking countries: Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova. The official language of the United Nations
To say hello in Russian, saying: "Zdravstvuite" (ZDRAST-vet-yah).
Arabic is one of the oldest languages in the world and is the language used in the Qur'an. Arabic vocabulary lend much to a number of main European languages Spanish, Portuguese and Sicilian. Arabic, like Hebrew and Persian writing system uses characters from right to left. Since 1974, the Arabic language is used as one of the official languages of the UN.
Number of speakers: 300 million people
Type characters: Arabic
Speaking countries: Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Bahrain, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Niger, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Western Sahara, Yemen, Mauritania, Senegal, Mali. The official language of the United Nations
To say hello in Arabic, say; Assalammualaikum.
4. Spanish Languages
After mastering the Portuguese maritime lines in Asia, Africa and America in the 15th century, Spain turns that dominate these areas since the 16th century and 17. Consequently, many strong Spanish culture stuck there. Currently, Spanish is widely used as an official language of the countries in Central and South America. In addition, the Spanish language is also widely spoken in several U.S. states bordering Mexico. Even some English vocabulary is borrowed from Spanish like a tornado, bonanza, patio, quesadilla, enchilada, and taco grande supreme, etc..
Number of speakers: 400 million
Type characters: Latin
State of speakers: Spain, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, Honduras, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Venezuela
To say hello in Spanish, say "Hola".
3. Hindi Language
India is unique! Just imagine, this country has the second largest population in the world, Bollywood movies, the Taj Mahal, the Great King Ashoka, Mahatma Gandhi .... ehh, it turns India does not have an official national language. Hindi is spoken by the majority of the Indian community is recognized as the only official language of the everyday with the English language and not as a national language by konsitusinya.
Number of speakers: approximately 497 million
Type characters: Devanagari
Speaking countries: India, USA (100,000 inhabitants), Mauritius (685 170 inhabitants), South Africa (890,292), Yemen (232,760 inhabitants), Uganda (147,000 inhabitants), Singapore (5,000 inhabitants), New Zealand (20,000 inhabitants), Germany (30,000), Fiji, Nepal, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana and the United Arab Emirates.
To say hello in Hindi, saying "Namaste" (Nah-MAH-stay).
2. Language English
Well, here it is the most popular language in the world at the same time the most widely adopted language became official language in several countries and international organizations. Noted there are 53 countries and 10 international organizations who use English as an official language. In addition, almost all countries in the world apply for English as a second language after their own national language.
Number of speakers: 500 million people
Type characters: Latin
Speaking countries: United Kingdom, the U.S., South Africa, Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Dominica, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Fiji, Philippines, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Hong Kong , India, Ireland, Jamaica, Cameroon, Canada, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Maritius, Micronesia, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Saint Kitts & Nevs, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and Grenada, Samoa, New Zealand, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe. International Organizations: United Nations, European Union, Commonwealth, CoE, NATO, NAFTA, OAS, OIC, PIF, ukusa, etc..
To say hello in English, saying: Hello
No doubt, Chinese is the most widely spoken language of people around the world. The population in China is currently estimated to reach nearly 1.4 billion million. Of these, all are required to speak the official word in one language is Mandarin. Not to mention, the Chinese immigrants in various parts of the world who faithfully use Mandarin as their daily language.
The origins of the Chinese word
Indonesian mandarin word in itself seems to be absorbed from the English language that describes the Chinese as well as Chinese. But in fact, the Chinese word of the English language absorbed Chinese themselves. Mandarin is literally derived from the title stranger to the princes of the Qing Dynasty in ancient times.
Qing dynasty is a dynasty founded by the Manchu, so the imperial princes commonly referred to as Mandaren (Hanzi: 满 大人) which means Majesty Manchu. From here, the language used by the Manchu officials at that time also referred to as Mandaren. Writing evolved into Mandarin in the future.
Number of speakers: 1.5 billion people.
Type characters: Chinese Character
Speaking countries: China and other Chinese communities around the world. The official languages of the UN.
To say hello in Mandarin, say "Ni hao" (Nee HaOW)