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Here's a list of the top ten most commonly spoken languages in the world. The number to the right refers to the number of people who speak that language.

1 Mandarin 1,000,000,000 +
2 English 508,000,000
3 Hindustani 497,000,000
4 Spanish 392,000,000
5 Russian 277,000,000
5 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

There are hordes of Chinese speakers, aren't there? To see more world rankings in many different categories, go to aneki.com


# posted on 4/24/2003          




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