There are approximately 7000 languages spoken in the world today, the majority of which are spoken by very tiny populations. About 60% of the world’s population, approximately 4 billion people, speak one of the few languages listed below. In fact, only 40 languages are spoken by more than 30 million native speakers. These most spoken languages are […]
The beauty of various languages lies in their unique expressions and cultural nuances, making them truly fascinating. Each language serves as a window into a distinctive world of thought, shaped by the history, values, and traditions of its speakers. The diverse ways in which languages structure ideas, convey emotions, and capture the complexities of human
As of today, there are approximately 7000 spoken languages in the world. The great majority of these languages are spoken by very tiny minorities. It might come as a surprise to know that about 70% of the world’s population, two-thirds of the people walking the earth right now, use or speak only 16 of these
Speaking a second language pays dividends as it has strong cognitive and social benefits. So, whatever trouble you took to learn a language, trust me it’s worth it. Below are some of the amazing benefits of learning a new language. Hope they convince you to learn one down the road.
Word etymology is fun and interesting. There is always wonder in tracing back where words come from. Sometimes, some very common words have really weird origins. Like this list we put together a while back. The Book of Everyone did something similarly fun. They came with word facts that we think will blow your mind,
There are over 7000 languages spoken in the world today and over 190 countries. This begs the following question: which countries have the most languages? In this article, we rank the 20 countries that have the most languages as well as the percentage they represent in the overall number of languages in the world. See
The United States is home to a melting pot of diverse languages. This map shows the most commonly spoken languages in the US after English and Spanish. The data on the map was provided by The US Census Bureau’s annual survey that asks respondents, among other questions, what language they mainly speak in their homes.
These maps will help you see how diverse parts of the word are in terms of languages. They provide insightful data about indigenous languages spoken in each continent. There are three things you have to keep in mind:
Language is something we breathe in and out every moment of our lives. It is everywhere, everyone is exceptionally good at it. Yet, no one knows how it got into our heads. The number of sentences you can form with any given language is virtually infinite. It makes zero sense to say that we learn
Our languages are incredibly diverse and it is highly unlikely to find a word or a handful of words that sound the same in all languages. Except that there is a word that is shared by all human languages, according to research. Surprise, surprise..the word is ‘huh’. Weird, huh! Well, it turns out that this is