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What are the world’s most common languages? Estimating these most common language populations can be tricky. Quiz yourself: See how many of these most common languages you can name before looking at the list.

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With over 955 million speakers, Mandarin claims the top spot as the world’s most common language. One of the five major dialects of Chinese, Mandarin is the official language of China and Taiwan, as ...

Domain: Language; Category: World languages

The people of Spain and the language of Spain and of most of the countries in Central and South America.

Domain: Geography; Category: Human geography Collected Term

English used to be the second-most common language, but Spanish-speakers have increased much more rapidly over the past 15 years. Still, scholars have named English the world’s “most influential ...

Domain: Language; Category: World languages

Although they have different written forms, Hindi and Urdu share a history, many common words, and a grammar. Many linguists consider them different “registers” of the same common language. Over 310 ...

Domain: Language; Category: World languages

A language that is the official language of several countries of North Africa and the Middle East, as well as the religion of Islam.

Domain: History; Category: World history Collected Term

Out of the 215 million Portuguese speakers worldwide, nearly 150 million of them speak Brazilian Portuguese, the most common language variant. Portuguese is also the official language of other ...

Domain: Language; Category: World languages

With 205 million speakers, Bengali is also the second most widely spoken language in India, popular in the easternmost states. Bengali is an official language of both India and Bangladesh.

Domain: Language; Category: World languages

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