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Map Shows Where The Most Popular Languages Are Spoken.

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 languages.

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Demonyms of the U.S. and Canada.

A demonym is a word that names citizens of a specific place, generally obtained from the name of the area. It’s not always easy to guess the demonym of certain places. You think you can just add -an to the name of the place to get a demonym but it’s not always the case, especially with names of states and counties. For example, what is the demonym of a resident of the state of Indiana? Indianaan? My ear is not happy with that and I suppose yours is not as well. In this article, we have compiled some maps of the US and Canada that show the official demonyms of every state in both countries. Do let us know what you think. 

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20 Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Totally Differently From One Another.

One of the things that make the United States special is its diverse and varied linguistic background. You might think people speak the same English you and I know, but that’s not actually the case. The number of different accents spoken in the US and the degree of lexical variation are just fascinating. Language variation is probably one of the most exciting stuff that linguists concern themselves with. It highlights the unique ways that people choose to communicate and make themselves understood. Joshua Katz, a Ph.D. student of statistics at North Carolina State University, took on the job of mapping the linguistic variation of the US and published them in a book he titled Speaking American. Here are some of the coolest maps from his collection. 

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Map Reveals the Most Common Surnames in Every Country.

We certainly have an idea about the common surname of our own countries. But have you ever thought about what might be the most common surnames in other countries? If you don’t know, NetCredit designed a map just to enlighten you about this. So here is a comprehensive map that reveals the most common surnames in every country. We have broken down the map into different, individual continents for more details. You can view the images in full resolution by clicking on them. Have a good read.

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