The World Language Map is a map that depicts the languages spoken by a majority of the population that lives in different parts of the world. The most widely spoken language in the world is known as, Chinese or Mandarin. It is possible to find more than one billion Mandarin Chinese speakers in the world as it tops the list of most important languages to learn in 2021. However, it can be seen that languages like Urdu, Hindi, Bengali, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Arabic, English and Spanish are also considered recognized languages. The reason is that several speakers have good knowledge of these languages.

World Language Map

World Language Map PDF

Hence, they are identified on the world language map. They have been found more popular in the regions they are spoken about by the people spread across the globe. While referring to the world language map, it can be visualized that it is a colored map that displays countries according to the languages spoken over there. Languages like French, German, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Arabic, Urdu, Hindi, Bengali, English Spanish, and Chinese are some of the most widely spoken languages on the globe, by population.

Language Map


Besides, one can see that the map of world language reveals that English is one of the most widely spoken and written languages across the world. The continued influence of the British Commonwealth and the British Empire has had a great impact on several countries. The names of such countries include Africa, South America, North America, and Asia. This impact contributed greatly towards making English a dominant language in several regions of the globe.

World Language Map Interactive

World Language Map Interactive PDF

Apart from the various languages that have become popular across the world, there are families of languages, which are categorized as subvarieties of primary languages that are mentioned in the world language map. Accordingly, it is observed that some of the largest language families through language count, include Afro-Asiatic, Indo-European, Sino-Tibetan, Trans-New Guinea, Austronesian, and Niger-Congo.

Languages Map of World

Languages Map of World PDF

Languages that are spoken currently in the world are more than six thousand nine hundred, and these are associated with ninety-four different language families. Depending on the speaker’s population, it is observed that Sino-Tibetan and Indo-European are considered the two greatest language families. There are more than 4.6 billion speakers available in these two languages. However, the two most spoken languages in these language families are recognized as English and Mandarin. Here, one can see that English is classified as Indo-European, and Chines Mandarin language is classified as Sino-Tibetan.

Languages Map of World PDF

While referring to the world language map, it can be observed that the Indo-European language is considered the most widely spoken language across countries, like South America, North America, and Europe. While looking into the Romance languages that fall under the group of Indo-European languages some languages have been found to have wide relevance. This is across the literature and culture of different countries. According to the world language map, the names of Romance languages include Romanian, Italian, French, Portuguese and Spanish.    

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