Language is considered the key to communication between humans, and the 8 billion inhabitants of planet Earth speak approximately 7,118 living languages. Some languages have gained global status due to the number of speakers. Here is a list of the most spoken languages in the world according to the Insider Monkey website:
It is spoken by more than 1.5 billion people worldwide and the English language belongs to the Indo-European language family, originating in the United Kingdom.
2- Mandarin Chinese
It is spoken by 1.1 billion people worldwide, it belongs to the Sino-Tibetan language family and originates from China.
Hindi is spoken by 609.5 million people worldwide, and it belongs to the Indo-European language family, and it is also the official language of India.
The Spanish language is spoken by 559.1 million people worldwide, it occupies fourth place and belongs to the Indo-European language family.
Spoken by 309.8 million people worldwide, French is an Indo-European language from the Romance language family whose speakers are called Francophones.
With 274 million speakers, Standard Arabic is the sixth most used language in the world, it belongs to the Afro-Asiatic language family and originates from the Arabian Peninsula.
The Bengali language is used by 272 million people worldwide to communicate, it is the official language of Bangladesh and belongs to the Indo-European language family.
The Portuguese language belongs to the Indo-European family, and the number of its users worldwide reaches 263.6 million users, and it is the official national language of Portugal.
Spoken by 255 million people, the Russian language ranks ninth among the 50 most spoken languages in the world, and its original homeland was the Russian Federation.
Urdu is spoken by 231.7 million people worldwide, it is the official national language of Pakistan and belongs to the Indo-European language family.