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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 1 decade ago

What are the top 10 widely spoken languages around the world?

What are the top 10 widely spoken languages around the world? Plz provide me the details

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  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    1. Chinese (Mandarin)= 1,000,000,000 +

    2. English = 508,000,000

    3. Hindustani (Hindi and Urdu)= 497,000,000

    4. Spanish = 392,000,000

    5. Russian = 277,000,000

    6. Arabic = 246,000,000

    7. Bengali = 211,000,000

    8. Portuguese = 191,000,000

    9. Malay-Indonesian = 159,000,000

    10. French = 129,000,000

    Source(s): google
  • 4 years ago

    I think English is definitely the TOP since most countries speak it or have it as a second language. French I wouldn't say is second cause well to be honest besides Canada and France not many countries speak it except a few small ones and soem islands. I think Chinese is 2nd cause well 1/3rd of the world speaks some form of it if you think about it. I think german would be third like you have it. Spanish is defiantly moving up. I'd say English Chinese German Russian French/Spanish/Italian I'm not sure about Arabic, Persian, Indonesia, Japanese, Korean.

  • erin7
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    1. Mandarin 1051million speakers China, Malaysia, Taiwan

    2 English 510 million USA, UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand

    3 Hindi 490 million North and Central India

    4 Spanish 425 million The Americas, Spain

    5 Arabic 255 million Middle East, Arabia, North Africa

    6 Russian 254 million Russia, Central Asia

    7 Portuguese 218 million Brazil, Portugal, Southern Africa

    8 Bengali 215 million Bangladesh, Eastern India

    9 Malay, Indonesian 175 million Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore

    10 French 130 million

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    1 - Chinese. But they speak many dialects. The comunists made the Pekinese the official language ( although a Chinese girl told me it was the Mandarin ) to try to have a common language for the whole country.

    2 - Russian. The largest country in the world. Situation similar to China.

    3 - English.

    4 - Spanish. Spoken in most Latin America, Spain, and some areas of Africa.

    5 - German. Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, and center of Europe.

    6 - French. France, Switzerland, Belgium, east part of Canada, Haiti. Common in Europe

    7 - Arab

    8 - Japanese. Japan

    9 - Portuguese. Brasil, Portugal, areas of Asia and Africa

    10 - Maybe in Indonesia, with a situation similar to China, or perhaps Italy

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  • 1 decade ago

    Ahem. Whoever forgot Chinese? Chinese is the number one spoken language--1/4 of the world speaks it. English, Spanish, French, and some other stuff would rank after it.

  • 1 decade ago

    Mandarin, English, Urdu, Spanish, German, French, Italian,Russian, Portugese

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    English

    Spanish

    French

    Italian

    Chinese

    Japanese

    Hebrew

    German

    Cantonese

    Sign Language

  • 1 decade ago

    English, Chinese, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, French, Japanese, Italian, Swahili, Swedish.

  • 1 decade ago

    #1 English

    spanish

    french

    espaniol

    latin

    german

    italian

    korean

    chinease

    russian

  • 1 decade ago

    not sure but id have to say

    English

    french

    Italian

    Chinese

    Cantonese

    Spanish

    Punjabi

    Japanese

    Fijian

    German

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