What is the most spoken language in the world? In answer, here is the new article: The most spoken languages in 2023!
It is estimated that English will continue to be the most widely spoken language (first and second language) in the world in 2023. English is spoken by more than 1.5 billion people worldwide. In today’s article, we look at the most widely spoken languages around the globe. According to various analyses, there are more than 7,000 languages spoken around the world. But only two of them exceed one billion: English and Mandarin Chinese.
The Most Spoken Languages 1900/2023
What is the most spoken language in the world in 2023? According to new studies, English is also the most spoken language worldwide in 2023. More than 1.5 billion people speak English as a first or second language all over the planet. A figure that has been growing steadily over the past few years. The second most spoken language is Mandarin Chinese, which has overtaken 1.1 billion people worldwide. In third position is Hindi, which is spoken by 600 million people. This is followed by Spanish with 552 million and Bengali with 276 million. Among the top positions we find Nigerian Pidgin for the first time. In fact, 124 million people speak it as a first or second language.
From 2022 to 2023, there were some changes among the world’s most spoken languages. The Bengali language dropped from seventh position in 2022 to fifth in 2023. And, as we mentioned above, Nigerian Pidgin entered the ranking in 2022 and overtook the Japanese language in 2023. These figures are obviously also influenced by the changing population. Just on 15 November 2022, the world reached 8 billion inhabitants with some countries in particular growing, including Nigeria.
Most Popular Languages
If English is the most spoken language in the world as a first and second language, what is the most spoken language as an original language? Here the ranking changes. In fact, English is the third most spoken language in the world as a first-language. There are 372.9 million people in the world who speak it as a first language while there are as many as 1.080 billion who speak it as a second. In fact, the most popular language as first-language in the world is Mandarin Chinese. There are 929 million people in 2022 who spoke this language, which is spoken by another 198.7 million people as second.
In second position among the world’s most widely spoken first-languages is Spanish with 474.7 million people speaking it worldwide. Only in third position is English with 372.9 million and followed by Hindi with 343.9 million and Bengali with 233.7 million. For example, among the top most spoken languages in the world we also find Vietnamese with 84.6 million or Italian which is in 19th position with 64.8 million. The figure in this case is greatly influenced by the number of inhabitants of a given territory.
Most spoken languages US
World figures say that English is the most spoken language in the world. But what are the most spoken languages in the United States? The first interesting fact is this. The United States has been a land of immigration for years. According to data published by Etnhologue, there are 422 languages spoken in the USA, 216 native and 206 from outside the country.
As you might expect, the most widely spoken language in the USA is English. 78.2% of the population, almost 4 out of 5, speak English exclusively. In second place among the most spoken languages in the USA is Spanish, a language spoken by more than 41 million people, accounting for 13.% of the total. But in third place we find Cilnese including Mandarin, Cantonese and other types. In total there were 3.5 million Chinese speakers in the US in 2017, over 1% of the total population. But there are a large number of languages spoken. These include Arabic, Cohran, Russian, Hindi, Telugu, Urdu, Armenian, Greek and many others.
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