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The World’s Most-Spoken Languages In A Single Infographic
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The World’s Most-Spoken Languages In A Single Infographic

This fascinating infographic elegantly breaks down the world’s most popular languages and the countries in which they are spoken. Specifically, the circle represents the 4.1 billion people around the world who speak one of 23 of the world’s most-spoken languages as their native tongue – the numbers of people speaking an actual language in any given country may actually be higher. It was created for the South China Morning Post by Alberto Lucas Lopez, an infographic journalist. Be sure to view the full-sized version to get all the details!

More info: lucasinfographic.com | Twitter | scmp.com (h/t: designtaxi)

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PatriciaHankins
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6 years ago

I think Alberto Lucas Lopez haven't done his research well. Is he, at all credible? lol There are a lot of ancient and dead languages which most of this modern languages came from. Latin, for example, is a mother language of a lot of languages; a lot of English words are derived from it actually. And a lot of countries are in the wrong categories. The author of this post is merely copy and pasting things which SEEMED valid in his own eyes; not doing any further research on what he is posting.

AaronLozano
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6 years ago

Like the fact Spain s 47 million instead of 38 million at the moment. small mistake right? just 9 million down is nothing. On the other hand, Latin while a mother language is already dead unless we think of scientific research naming conventions. Even my own language is missing in the graph. (Catalan= 11 million speakers)

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Hans-MartinSalzmann
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6 years ago

Not well done :-( The real number of native german speakers: Germany: 81 Mio. Austria: 8 Mio. Switzerland: 5,6 Mio Makes a total of 94,6 Mio!

DIogoGomes
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6 years ago

Angola is missing in Portuguese

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PatriciaHankins
Community Member
6 years ago

I think Alberto Lucas Lopez haven't done his research well. Is he, at all credible? lol There are a lot of ancient and dead languages which most of this modern languages came from. Latin, for example, is a mother language of a lot of languages; a lot of English words are derived from it actually. And a lot of countries are in the wrong categories. The author of this post is merely copy and pasting things which SEEMED valid in his own eyes; not doing any further research on what he is posting.

AaronLozano
Community Member
6 years ago

Like the fact Spain s 47 million instead of 38 million at the moment. small mistake right? just 9 million down is nothing. On the other hand, Latin while a mother language is already dead unless we think of scientific research naming conventions. Even my own language is missing in the graph. (Catalan= 11 million speakers)

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Hans-MartinSalzmann
Community Member
6 years ago

Not well done :-( The real number of native german speakers: Germany: 81 Mio. Austria: 8 Mio. Switzerland: 5,6 Mio Makes a total of 94,6 Mio!

DIogoGomes
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6 years ago

Angola is missing in Portuguese

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