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India is home to many major languages. The main feature of human existence is the language that helps humans to communicate with each other and develop relations with one another. Throughout history, languages have developed from various linguistic elements and spread through trade, colonization, immigration, and cultural interactions.
There are approximately 7,000 languages in the world, each having their histories. Some languages are widely spoken than the rest. English, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish are among the world's most commonly used languages. As per a study done in April 2017 by Bling News, the top 10 languages used on the web are Chinese, Spanish, English, Hindi, Arabic, Portuguese, Bengali, Russian, Japanese, and Punjabi. Multi-lingual website in the top 10 language covers more than 80% of world web users. This makes website localization, services, the most powerful and cost-effective solution to increase business presence globally.
Today the world speaks 6,000-7,000 tongues, but their popularity is different. For instance, the English language serves as a primary means of communication for people from different nations, while others are distributed within small communities. Therefore, let us know which are the top 10 languages by a number of native speakers. All figures are estimates as it can be challenging to determine how many speakers exist of any given language.
1. Mandarin Chinese (1.1 billion speakers)
2. English (983 million speakers)
3. Hindustani (544 million speakers)
4. Spanish (527 million speakers)
5. Arabic (422 million speakers)
6. Malay (281 million speakers)
7. Russian (267 million speakers)
8. Bengali (261 million speakers)
9. Portuguese (229 million speakers)
10.French (229 million speakers)
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