How Many Spoken Languages

Updated February 23, 2017 | Factmonster Staff

The Question:

How many spoken languages are there in the world?

The Answer:

There are roughly 6,500 spoken languages in the world today. However, about 2,000 of those languages have fewer than 1,000 speakers.

The most popular language in the world is Mandarin Chinese. There are 1,213,000,000 people in the world that speak that language. You might also like our list of the most widely spoken languages in the world.

-The Fact Monster

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