What is the most spoken language in the world besides Mandarin or other forms of Chinese?What are the worlds most widely spoken languages? . This question is a very interesting one that has a rather complicated answer. Estimates of how many people speak a language are quite general and can vary considerably. For example, English estimates vary from 275 to 450 million, Spanish from 150 to over 300 million, Hindi from 150 to 350 million, and Russian from 150 to 180 million.. To further complicate matters, the definition of speaker can be vague. Some surveys of languages give information on native speakers only. Others count both native speakers and secondary speakers (those who use the language regularly or primarily even though it is not their native language).. Lastly, it is important to consider not only the population (number) of language speakers, but also the geographic distribution of these languages. Some languages have relatively large populations of native speakers but are used almost exclusively in a few countries. On the other hand, other languages have relatively small populations of native speakers but are used in many different countries as an official or national language.. The Summer Institute for Linguistics (SIL) Ethnologue Survey (1999) lists the following as the top languages by population: (number of native speakers in parentheses). Chinese* (937,132,000) . Spanish (332,000,000) . English (322,000,000) . Bengali (189,000,000) . Hindi/Urdu (182,000,000) . Arabic* (174,950,000) . Portuguese (170,000,000) . Russian (170,000,000) . Japanese (125,000,000) . German (98,000,000) . French (79,572,000) . The totals given for Chinese, Arabic, and French include more than one SIL variety. See chart for full details.. The following list is from Dr. Bernard Comries article for the Encarta Encyclopedia (1998): (number of native speakers in parentheses). Mandarin Chinese (836 million) . Hindi (333 million) . Spanish (332 million) . English (322 million) . Bengali (189 million) . Arabic (186 million) . Russian (170 million) . Portuguese (170 million) . Japanese (125 million) . German (98 million) . French (72 million) . The following list is from George Webers article Top Languages: The Worlds 10 Most Influential Languages in Language Today (Vol. 2, Dec 1997): (number of native speakers in parentheses). Mandarin Chinese (1.1 billion) . English (330 million) . Spanish (300 million) . Hindi/Urdu (250 million) . Arabic (200 million) . Bengali (185 million) . Portuguese (160 million) . Russian (160 million) . Japanese (125 million) . German (100 million) . Punjabi (90 million) . Javanese (80 million) . French (75 million) . However, in terms of secondary speakers, Weber submits the following list: (number of speakers in parentheses). French (190 million) . English (150 million) . Russian (125 million) . Portuguese (28 million) . Arabic (21 million) . Spanish (20 million) . Chinese (20 million) . German (9 million) . Japanese (8 million) . Thus, if you add the secondary speaker populations to the primary speaker populations, you get the following (and I believe more accurate) list: (number of speakers in parentheses). Mandarin Chinese (1.12 billion) . English (480 million) . Spanish (320 million) . Russian (285 million) . French (265 million) . Hindi/Urdu (250 million) . Arabic (221 million) . Portuguese (188 million) . Bengali (185 million) . Japanese (133 million) . German (109 million) . The following is a list of these languages in terms of the number of countries where each is spoken. The number that follows is the total number of countries that use that language (from Weber, 1997):. English (115) . French (35) . Arabic (24) . Spanish (20) . Russian (16) . German (9) . Mandarin (5) . Portuguese (5) . Hindi/Urdu (2) . Bengali (1) . Japanese (1) . The number of countries includes core countries (where the language has full legal or official status), outer core countries (where the language has some legal or official status and is an influential minority language, such as English in India or French in Algeria) , and fringe countries (where the language has no legal status, but is an influential minority language in trade, tourism, and the preferred foreign language of the young, such as English in Japan or French in Romania). For a complete breakdown of each and an accompanying chart, click here.. After weighing six factors (number of primary speakers, number of secondary speakers, number and population of countries where used, number of major fields using the language internationally, economic power of countries using the languages, and socio-literary prestige), Weber compiled the following list of the worlds ten most influential languages: (number of points given in parentheses). English (37) . French (23) . Spanish (20) . Russian (16) . Arabic (14) . Chinese (13) . German (12) . Japanese (10) . Portuguese (10) . Hindi/Urdu (9)
Did the Mayans have a written language or a spoken language?The Mayan languages were both written and spoken. In thepre-Columbian era they were visually represented by Mayahieroglyphic script.
What is the least widely spoken language around the world between English Arabic Hindu and Chinese?The top 20 oral languages by population (i.e., those with the most native speakers), according to the Ethnologue, were, in November 2000, as follows (numbers in millions):. Mandarin Chinese (836 million) Hindi (333 million) Spanish (332 million) English (322 million) Bengali (189 million) Arabic (186 million) Russian (170 million) Portuguese (170 million) Japanese (125 million) German (98 million) French (72 million) . Answer . Mandarin Chinese (836 million) Hindi (333 million) Spanish (332 million) English (322 million) Bengali (189 million) Arabic (186 million) Russian (170 million) Portuguese (170 million) Japanese (125 million) German (98 million) French (72 million) The following list is from George
Chinese is also spoken world-wide, as with many languages. Though Chinese isnt an official language in, for example, America, it can be heard spoken in America. Its also taught around the world, so the language spreads.
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And if your referring to Cantonese, it is used around China just like mandarin. It is spoken in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
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If youre referring to Mandarin Chinese (usually what spoken Chinese refers to), it is spoken in the whole country of China, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia.
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Why is the Chinese language the most spoken language?China has a population of 1.4 billion people, most of whom speak Chinese. That alone makes Chinese the most spoken language. This doesnt even take into account the amount of people that are in Taiwan, Singapore, or other areas where Chinese people live. To whomever posted this, do your homework. Chinese isnt a language. The people of China speak many languages but primarily Mandarin and Cantonese. Mandarin is by far the most common as far as I know.
No. Chinese is not a language. It is a family of languages, muchlike West Germanic. There are many different Chinese languages,such as Mandarin (the most widely spoken one), Cantonese (the mostspoken in the Western world), Hakka, Taishanese, Taiwanese, andHokkien. However, when people say Chinese they most often meanMandarin.What languages are spoken in Norway?Native language is Norwegian and supports two official sets ofwritten forms; Nynorsk and BokmÃl. Nynorsk being a collected formof dialect that supports regions that does not speak bokmÃl. Thesami language is also spoken. Answer Our 1st language is Norwegian, our 2nd is English, and the mostcommon 3rd is Spanish or French Norwegians generally speaks Norwegian (and a few speaks Sami),there are two written forms of Norwegian; BokmÃl and Nynorsk. Mostly Norwegian, in several varieties. There are also a number of small communities of Lapps. Not all ofthese are in, or even close to, Lapland; to my knowledge some areon the Hardangervidda, and at least two are south of it. Thesespeak the Lap language. Answer Northern Sami, Lule Sami, Kven and Southern Sami are recognized asregional languages. Norwegian, two versions: New-Norwegian (Nynorsk), Dano-Norwegian(BokmÃl). We also have some minority languages which I thinkcounts, like the language of the Lapps. Answer People speak various Norwegian dialects in Norway, but there aretwo main official written languages: BokmÃl and Nynorsk. As writtenlanguages go, BokmÃl is the more widespread and more literarilyaccomplished of the two (and what youd normally learn if you wereto set about learning Norwegian, especially in the standardÃ¸stnorsk or Standard East Norwegian variety spoken in Oslo andmuch of the east); it is heavily influenced by Danish becauseNorway was for a long time under Danish rule, and Danish was thestandard written language in Norway from the 16th to the 19thcenturies. Another official language even closer to Danish is RiksmÃl, but itis not as commonly used. Nynorsk is a revivalist-type writtenlanguage that is based on the Norwegian of the western coastal andmountain dialects, that are much more conservative and moregenuinely Norwegian than BokmÃl. However its writers are far fewerthan those of BokmÃl and it has a much smaller literature, havingonly become a written language I believe in the 19th century.However as a spoken language, dialects similar to Nynorsk are themost numerous, thus one could say that Nynorsk is the most commonspoken form of Norwegian. Another written variety of Nynorsk isHÃ¸gnorsk, a more purist variety. Answer Norwegian, but we have a wide variety of dialects. I live in thesouth and cant undertand many of the dialects only a few milesfrom my town. The sami language has also been granted the status of being anofficial norwegian language, as there are a small population ofSamis living in the far north of Norway. However, these languagesare not actually related. The written language is more interesting. We have (in addition tosami) two written languages; New norwegian and bokmÃl/literarylanguage. New norwegian is based on how the people actually talk,and bokmÃl is the norwegianized form of the danish written whendenmark rules over norway. The odd thing is, that the danishinspired language (bokmÃl) now is used by 85-90% of the people.Most have turned on the written language closest to their everydaylanguage. Answer We have two! Both bokmÃl and nynorsk. BokmÃl is the most usedwritten language, so you can say its the most common. But publicpeople are obligated to answer a letter written in nynorsk withnynorsk, even if they only use bokmÃl. Its not a big difference between bokmÃl and nynorsk, they are noteven different languages, more like accents. BokmÃl came to Norwaywhen we were in union with Denmark, and can remind you of danish.Both danish and Norwegians understand each other well, but you cannotice the difference. Nynorsk came around about the same time(before this we spoke riksmaal which its practically the same asdanish) but this accent is a mix of most of the accents in Norway.A man named Ivar Aasen traveled around Norway to collect it, youcan probably search him up on Wikipedia, and he is both hated andloved in Norway today by school kids (some of them hate that theyhaft to learn both the written languages). Just to mention, none of these are really spoken in Norway. Wespeak with very different accents which is quite practical becauseyou can instantly hear from where in Norway that person is from(accents is called dialekter in Norway). But if I haft to chooseI would say that Ã¸stlandsk is most similar to bokmÃl, anddÃ¸ling is most similar to nynorsk. But as I mentioned earlier, noone really speaks bokmÃl and nynorsk. Answer There are two written languages in Norway, BokmÃl and Nynorsk. They are very similar, but are used in different parts of the country. BokmÃl is most commonly used while Nynorsk is, for most people, associated with the west part of the country. These are written languages though, not spoken, and every Norwegian, regardless of which written version they use, speak norsk (Norwegian). Norway also have a lot of different dialects. Norwegian. Norwegian the main Dialect is Bokmal Norwegian. There are two ways of writing Norwegian: BokmÃl and Nynorsk. Because Norway is very long for its population size, many dialects are spoken. Some Norwegians and others in the North speak Sami. Norwegian is the main spoken langu
What is the least spoken language and what is the most spoken language?The language with the most native speakers is Mandarin. The language that is most widely spoken in the world is English. The least spoken language is a tie of about 200 languages, with only 1 or 2 remaining speakers. Ter Sami is often listed as the least spoken, but there are languages all over Australia, Africa , and the Americas with only 1 speaker left.
What languages are spoken in Canada?French and English are the official languages of Canada. Inuktitut,Inuinnaqtun, Cree, DÃ«ne SÅ³ÅinÃ©, Gwichin, Inuvialuktun, Slavey andTÅÄchÇ« YatiÃ¬ (Dogrib) are recognized regional languages. The country of Canada has two recognized official languages:English and French. The percentage of English speakers is 56.9percent, and of French speakers is 21.3 percent. English and French. The principal languages are English and French. About twice as manypeople speak English as French. However, many other languages arealso spoken because Canada is largely a land of immigrants orchildren of immigrants. For more information you might consult wikipedia for Canadademographics . In Canada they speak English in a lot of the provinces &territories, but French is prominent in Quebec, and its a mix ofEnglish and French in Montreal. Canadas official languages are English and French. Nunavutsofficial languages also include Inuktituk and Inuinnaqtun. TheNorthwest Territories official languages also include otherindigenous languages. Most of Canada speaks English. (They also speak Francias) The official languages of Canada are English and French. It is notuncommon for people to know/speak other languages as well (forexample, in my High School Spanish class, apart from English,French, and Spanish, the languages also spoken by differentstudents included Malayam, Tagalog, Greek, Polish, Portuguese,Ukranian, Urdu, and Punjab). English and French are the two official languages of Canada. Thereare many other languages spoken across the country includingChinese, Russian, Arabic, Japanese etc. french and English and also many more butmostly french and English . they speak English and canadianish or known asCanadian English 59.3%, French 23.2% It allows ANY language,mostly english and i guess french canadian In Canada, quebec speak french and the other country of Canadaspeak English. Canada is the name of the country and canadians speak english… There are two official languages, French and English. Bothlanguages are spoken in the Canadian parliament and Canadiangovernment publications are available in both languages. However, Canadians speak many languages since we or our parentscome from so many countries. According to the National Geographic almost a quarter of Canadians(24.91 percent) cite French as their mother tongue while 62.89percent cite English as their mother tongue. Other: (Italian,Chinese, German, etc.): 15.02 percent Aboriginal: 0.71 percent. Thetotal exceeds 100 percent because the census permitted theselection of more than one mother tongue. In 2001 68.3% of Canadians spoke English in their homes while 22.3%spoke French and 11.2% other. Most Canadians speak English, and many of them also speak French.The province of QuÃ©bec has passed a law making French theofficial language, but not everyone who lives there speaksFrench, and most who do, also speak English. More than 9 million people speak French, 2,5 million of whom dontlive in QuÃ©bec. Both English and French are Canadas officiallanguages. As well New-Brunswick is a bilingual province,recognizing Canadas two official languages. Answer Canadas two official languages are English and French, though youmay find people speaking a wide variety of languages as we are amulticultural race and immigrants arrive every day. From my experience, the younger generations speak primarilyEnglish– but French is a required language to know. Older folks in more rural towns may only speak French, may I add. Canadians speak English and French, both with very strange accents. English is the Main Language in Canada. French is the secondlanguage, as many people in Quebec and also many other parts ofCanada speak French, or learn French. What is also becoming popularthese days is the Chinese culture. Lots of Asians are coming toCanada, and also, Spanish is also sometimes spoken by Canadians. Infact, Canadians can learn all the languages, there really is nolimit, so technically, they can speak English, French, Spanish,Japanese, German, Portugese, Chinese, etc. for all we know about!But the two Main Languages are English and French. The two official, and most spoken, languages of Canada are Englishand French. Each province and territory has its own languagespolicy. Overall, English is the most common language, with â ofCanadians speaking it at home. Quebec is 80% French speaking. NewBrunswick is 30% French speaking. The rest of the provinces, aswell as the Yukon and the Northwest Territories, are under 3%French speaking, and over 80% English speaking. Over half ofNunavut speaks Inuktitut, though less than 8% speak neither Frenchnor English. The two primary languages are English and French English and French English and French are both recognized as official languages. We are a bilingual nation: English and French. the offical languages of canada is canadian french and canadianenglish 2 official languages: French and English There is no Canadian lanuage. The official languages are Englishand French. English and French are the national languages of Canada. English and french Mostly english, some french Mostly english, some french Both English and French are Canadas official languages. This meansthat to be a citizen of Canada you must be able to fluently speakone of the two languages. The two Official languages of Canada are English and French. Canadaalso recognises some regional languages such as Inuktitut,Inuinnaqtun, Cree, DÃ«ne SÅ³ÅinÃ©, Gwichin, Inuvialuktun, Slavey andDogrib. ok this is WAY too vague. first of all, you didnt state what areayou are talking about. second, you didnt state what time periodyou are asking about. Im afraid this will have to be unanswereduntil these details are given. French and English are Canadas Official Languages. They have equalstatus. However, English is the most widely spoken language. English and French Canada has two official languages; English and French. English andFrench are the mother tongues of 59.7% and 23.2% of the populationrespectively, and the languages most spoken at home by 68.3% and22.3% of the population respectively. 98.5% of Canadians speakEnglish or French (67.5% speak English only, 13.3% speak Frenchonly, and 17.7% speak both). English and French Official LanguageCommunities, defined by First Official Language Spoken, constitute73.0% and 23.6% of the population respectively. Although 85% ofFrench-speaking Canadians live in Quebec, there are substantialFrancophone populations in Ontario, Alberta, and southern Manitoba. The major language spoken in Canada is English. However, Quebecsofficial language is French. the official language of canada is english and french. English The languages spoken by indigenous peoples belong to theAthapaskan, Algonquian, Inuit, Haida, Tsimshianic, Salishan andother language families. Cultural areas are defined as northwestcoast, subarctic and Eskimo. French and English are Canadas Official Languages. English is the working language of the majority of Canadians. French is the working language of an overwhelming majority of people in QuÃ©bec. It is also the working language of significant parts of New Brunswick, especially in northern New Brunswick. New Brunswick is Canadas only Officially Bilingual province. French is also the working language in many parts of eastern and northeastern Ontario, as well as several population pockets across Canada. . english and french Both English and French are official Canadian languages. English and French The official languages are English and French, though there are many other spoken languages in use. There are also Asians in Canada, and Polish, blah blah blah… No it is not. Its either Canadian, English, or French. Well, to be honest, they speak an equal amont of the 3 languages I just typed here. The two official languages of Canada are English and French. French is predominantly spoken in Quebec, most of the people in the other provinces choose English as their first language. However Canada is a huge melting pot with many first-generation immigrants, and youll find people speaking many different languages. . English, French, probably some Gaelic. Oh and those Newfoundlanders. They say the darnedest things 😉 . Also, I think some Asian languages are spoken a lot on the western coast. Dont rightly know myself. Never been out there. Spanish is the main language of Spain. Canadas official languages (according to their Charter of Rights and Freedom) are English & French (Quebec). English and French are official languages. Most people speak French in the provinces of Quebec and some parts of New Brunswick, while the rest of Canada speaks English. English Well, a multitude of languages are used in Canada. According to the 2006 census, English and French are the mother tongues of 58.8% and 23.2% of Canadians respectively. New Brunswick is the only Canadian province that has both English and French as its official languages. Quebecs official language is French.   English and French are recognized by the Constitution of Canada as official languages. This means that all laws of the federal government are enacted in both English and French and that federal government services must be available in both languages. Many Canadians believe that the relationship between the English and French languages is the central or defining aspect of the Canadian experience. Canadas Official Languages Commissioner (the federal government official charged with monitoring the two languages) has stated, [I]n the same way that race is at the core of what it means to be American and at the core of an American experience and class is at the core of British experience, I think that language is at the core of Canadian experience.  To assist in more accurately monitoring the two official languages, Canadas census collects a number of demolinguistic descriptors not enumerated in the censuses of most other countries, including home language, mother tongue, first official language and language of work. Canadas linguistic diversity extends beyond the two official languages. About 18% of Canadians (roughly 6.1 million people, most of whom are first-generation immigrants) have a language other than English or French as their first language or mother tongue.  Nearly 3.5 million Canadians continue to use a non-official language most often, when in home or social settings.  Canada is also home to many indigenous languages. Taken together, these are spoken by less than one percent of the population, and are mostly in decline. This help your question? 🙂 French and English In Canada, English and French are the official languages in Canada.There are places were French is the primary language, such asQuebec where citizens are protective of their language-culture. English and French are both official languages in Canada. Quebec isthe only province in Canada that has only French as its officiallanguage. The list would be about 200 languages. All major languages of the world are spoken in Canada. english and french French and English french,english The two official languages in Canada are English and French. English and French The Federal government recognizes English and French as official languages. Each province and territory has their own recognized official language policies. Ontario: English, French Quebec: French Nova Scotia: English, French, Gaelic Newfoundland: English New Brunswick: English, French Prince Edward Island: English Manitoba: English, French Saskatchewan: English Alberta: English British Columbia: English Yukon: English, French Northwest Territories: Chipewyan, Cree, English, French, Gwichin, Inuinnaqtun, Inuktitut, Inuvialuktun, North Slavey, South Slavey, TÅÄchÇ« Nunavut: Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English, French In addition some municipalities also have officially recognized official languages recognized within their jurisdictin. in Canada they speak canadian, french, and english. They speak (not speck) French and English. It depends on what part youre in. (Btw theres a spell check your answer above the box that you typed your question in.) Canadas official languages are English and French. However, some Canadians speak many more languages. there are 2 official languages of Canada namely English and French. The official languages of Canada are English and French. French and English are National Language ! Canadas official languages are English and French. There are more than 2 official languages in Canada but Federally it is just English and French. The official languages are English and French. Although French and English are Canadas Official Langages, over 200 different languages are spoken on the streets of Toronto. Toronto is Canadas largest city and the worlds most cosmopolitan city. Canada did and currently has two official languages: English andFrench. Canada only has two official languages, English and French. English and franÃias English and French are the two official languages of Canada. In the province of Quebec, French is the most common language but many people also speak English. It is also common to speak French in New Brunswick but in the rest of Canada, English is the primary language. English and French. English and French English and french The three main languages spoken in Canada are English, French, and Chinese. EnglishFrench English and French French and English have equal status as Canadas Official Languages. English is the language spoken by a majority of Canadians. French is the language spoken by the overwhelming majority of QuÃ©becers. New Brunswick is Canadas only officially bilingual province. French is widely spoken in eastern and northeastern Ontario. —————————— Manitoba was Canadas first Bilingual province, and still is. Federally there are only two official languages, English and French. Each province and territory can have their own official languages. NWT as 11, 9 are Aboriginal languages. There are advantages to having your language added to the official list, including jobs and funding. Every other languages you can think of is spoken in Canada. Canada is a land of immigrants. I speak German, French and English. English and French Both English and French are official languages of Canada. English is spoken by 59.3% of the population while 23.2% speak French. Mostly English and French, but there are other languages too. Both English and French are official Canadian languages, but most Canadians speak only one or the other at home (Most frequently: English). In the province of QuÃ©bec, a big majority speaks French, but its not uncommon to meet native English speakers in some cities like MontrÃ©al or QuÃ©bec. In Northern QuÃ©bec, most people speak English at home (there are also native languages that are commonly spoken). In the rest of Canada, most people speak English, but some communities speak French as well. In any case, both languages are taught in school, as a first or second language, depending of the mother tongue of the majority in the community. The two main languages in Canada are English and French. However, there are people who live in Canada that speak many different languages. Canadians mostly speak english but sometimes they speak french English or French depending on were u are in Canada English and French. We mostly speak English but Quebec and New Brunswick are the main provinces who speak French. Theyre right beside each other. English, but in Quebec they also speak French. English and French. English/French Mostly Canadian English or French Other than the province of Quebec, in which they speak French, most Canadians speak English. English is the most commonly spoken language in Canada, followed byFrench. English and French, mainly. Most people in Canada speak English, then French. English and french are the most commonly spoken languages in Canada, some provinces speak one more than the other (example, french is the more prominent language in Quebec, while English is more prominent in Toronto) English, then french French and English