Countries ranked by the number of languages spoken in them.

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 if your country made the list. If it didn’t, please add it in a comment and let the community know how many languages are spoken in your country.

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This Map Shows The Most Commonly Spoken Language in Every US State, Excluding English and Spanish.

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. 

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These are the continents that have the most languages.

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:

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Here is how much time it would take to memorize every sentence in a language​.

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 language by memorizing individual sentences. But, what if we wanted to memorize every sentence in a given language? How long would that take?

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The languages with more than 30 million native speakers.

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 languages are listed below in order of native speakers. Note that only native speakers are counted and that dialectal differences are overlooked. 

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This is the word that exists in all human languages, according to research.

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 probably a universal word. 

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