Languages are different but we should stand United.
Top 10 most spoken languages.
Englishis aWest Germanic languagethat was first spoken inearly mediaeval England and eventuallybecame a globallingua Franca.It is named after theAngles, one of the Germanic Tribesthat migrated to the area ofGreat Britain thatlater took their name, asEngland.
Both names derive fromAnglia, a peninsula in theBaltic sea. The language is closely related toFrisianandLow Saxton, and its vocabulary has been significantly influenced by otherGermanic languages, particularlyNorse(aNorth Germanic language), and to a greater extent byLatin and French counties.
English is spoken in many parts of the world by around 1.4 Billion people.
Chinese(Simplified Chinese:汉语;traditional Chinese:漢語;pinyin:Hànyǔ; literally: 'Hanlanguage'; or Chinese:中文; pinyin:Zhōngwén; literally: 'Chinese writing') is a group of related, but in many cases notmutually intelligible, languagevarieties, forming the Sinitic branch of theSino-Tibetan languages.
Chinese is spoken by the ethnicChinese majorityand many minority ethnic groups inChina. About 1.2 billion people (around 16% of the world's population) speak some form of Chinese as theirfirst language. Chinese is spoken by around 1.1 Billion people concentrated in China and neighbhouring countries.
It is one of the most difficult languages to learn.
A large part of India and the whole Pakistan speaks this language.
Around 800 Million people speak this language.
This language is written in Devanagari script in India and Persian Script in Pakistan.
Hindustani(Hindi:हिन्दुस्तानी,Urduہندوستانی),also known asHindi-Urduand historically also known asHindavi,DehlaviandRekhta, was a historicallingua francaofNorthern IndiaandPakistan.It was anInfo Aryan Language, deriving its base primarily from the Khariboli Dialect of Delhi. The language incorporated a large amount of vocabulary fromPrakrit, Sanskrit(via Prakrit andTatsama borrowings), as well asPersian andArabic(via Persian). It is now anational languagewith two official forms, Modern Standard HindiandModern Standard Urduwhich are itsstandardized register. According toethnoloigue's 2017 estimates, if Hindi and Urdu are taken together as Hindustani, the language would be the3rd most spoken language in the world, with approximately 500 million native speakers and 800 million total speakers.
SpanishorCastilianis a Romance languagethat originated in theCastileregion ofSpain andtoday has hundreds of millions of native speakers in the Americas and Spain. It is aglobal language andtheworld's fourth most spoken language after, after Hindustani language.
It is spoken accross the parts of Latin America and Spain. The total number of speakers are 540 million people.
Frenchis a Romance languageof theIndo European family. Itdescended from theVulgar Latinof theRoman Empireas did all Romance languages. French evolved fromGallo Romancethe spoken Latin inGaul, and more specifically in Northern Gaul. Its closest relatives are the otherlanguages doi'l languageshistorically spoken in northernFranceand in southern Belgium, which French (Francie)has largely supplanted. French was alsoinfluencedby nativeCeltic languagesof Northern Roman Gaul likeGalia Belgicand by the (Germanic)Frankish language ofthe post-RomanFrankish invaders.
Today, owing to France's past overseas expansion, there are numerousFrench based Creole Languages, most notablyHatian Creole. A French-speaking person or nation may be referred to asFrancophonein both English and French.
There are about 300 million French speakers in the world.
Arabic(Arabic:العَرَبِيَّةal-ʻarabiyyahaCentral Semitic languagethat first emerged inIron Age innorthwesternArabia andis now thelingua franca ofthe Arab world.It is named after theArabs, a term initially used to describe peoples living in the area bounded byMesopotamiain the east and theAnti Lebanon mountainsin the west, in northwestern Arabia, and in theSinai Peninsula. Arabic is classified as amacrolanguagecomprising30 modern varieties, including its standard form,Modern Standard Arabicwhich is derived from Classic Arabic.
It is a Afro Asiatic Language. It is spoken by around 280 million people.
Bengalialso known by itsendonym Banglaবাংলা), is anIndo Aryan Languageprimarily spoken by theBengalis in South Asia. It is the official and most widely spoken language of Bangladesh andsecond most widely spoken of the 22scheduled languages of IndiabehindHindi. In 2015, 160 million speakers were reported for Bangladesh,and the 2011 Indian census counted another 100 million.
The number of Speakers of Bengali are 270 million.
Russian(русский язык,rússkiy yazýk) is anEast slavic languagewhich isofficial languagein theRussian federation,Belarus,Kazakhstan andKyrgyzstan, as well as being widely used throughoutEastern Europe, theBaltic states, theCaucasusand Central Asia.It was thede factolanguage of theSoviet unionuntil itsdissolutionon 25 December 1991.Although, nowadays, nearly three decades after the breakup of the Soviet Union, Russian is used in official capacity or in public life in all the post-Soviet nation-states, as well as in Israel and Mongolia, the rise of state-specific varieties of this language tends to be strongly denied in Russia, in line with theRussian Worldideology.
There are about 260 million Russian speaking people.
Portuguese(portuguêsor, in full,língua portuguesa) is a West romance languageoriginating in theIberian Peninsula. It is the sole official language ofPortugal,Brazil,Cape Verde,Guinea Bissau, Mozambique,Angola, andSao Tome and Principe.It also has co-official language status inEast Timor,Equatorial GuineaandMacau inChina. As the result of expansion during colonial times, a cultural presence of Portuguese and Portuguese Creolespeakers are also found inGoa,Daman and Diuin India;inBatticaloa onthe east coast ofSri Lanka; in the Indonesianisland ofFlores; in theMalacca stateofMalaysia; and theABC Islandsin theCarribian wherePapiamento isspoken, while Cape verdian Creoleis the most widely spoken Portuguese-based Creole.Portuguese maintainthatGalicianis not a separate language, but a dialect of Portuguese. A Portuguese-speaking person or nation is referred to as "Lusophone" (Lusófono).
Example:Português é uma boa língua. eu amo isso.
There are about 240 million Portuguese speaking people.
Indonesian(bahasa Indonesiais the official language ofIndonesia.It is a standardisedregisterofMalay, anAustrolasianthat has been used as alingua Francain the multilingual Indonesian archipelago for centuries. Indonesia is the fourth mostpopulous nation in the world.
Of its large population, the majority speak Indonesian, making it one of the mostwidely spoken anguagesin the world.
Author: Rodger Bloor (Gurunithyan Rahul)
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