The 10 most important languages in the world
There are 6000 languages in the world at least.
In order to establish which are the most important languages in the world, we don’t consider the number of person who speak one of them, but other important features like: the importance of them in the business and economical field and the use of these languages as means of communication between different populations.
Here below the 10 most influential languages in the world:
- English: 500 millions of native speakers and 2 billions of people who use it as second language.
- French: it’s the official Language in 25 countries and it is used by many organizations and international groups.
- Spanish: 400 millions of native speakers. The spread of this language depends on the economical and social importance of Latin America.
- Arabic: hundreds of people who speak it as second language. It is the first language in 20 countries, used in combination with local dialects.
- Mandarin: 1 billion of native speakers and it is one of the most influential language in the business filed.
- Russian: 200 millions of native speakers. It is spread in all the East Europe and in the central Asia.
- Portuguese: 200 millions of speakers all over the five continents (South America, South Africa, India, Europe and Indonesia).
- German: 120 millions of speakers. It’s one of the most strong and influential economy in Europe.
- Japanese: 120 millions of speakers. It’s one of the most difficult language to learn and this is the reason why it doesn’t spread in the world, even though Japan is a real important country as the economy and international business concern and so Japanese language is influential.
- Hindi and Hurdu: 200 millions of native speakers and of people who use it as second language. It’s the official language of India and Pakistan. They are very similar to each other.