Arabic is one of the world's great languages. Its graceful script, magnificent style and rich vocabulary has given the language a unique character and flavor. Arabic is the largest member of the Semitic language family, which also includes languages like Hebrew and Aramaic. Around 250 million people use it as their first language.
Bengali is an Indo-Aryan language spoken in South Asia. It's the official and most widely spoken language of Bangladesh and second most widely spoken of the 22 scheduled languages of India, behind Hindi. Within India, Bengali is the official language of the states of West Bengal, Tripura and the Barak Valley in the state of Assam. It is also spoken in different parts of the Brahmaputra valley of Assam. With more than over a 300 million speakers worldwide. Bengali is usually counted as the seventh most spoken native language in the world by population.
Cantonese is a variety of Chinese language originating from the city of Guangzhou (also known as Canton), its surrounding area in Southeastern China, Hong Kong and Macau, as well as in overseas communities in Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore and Cambodia) and throughout the Western world. It is the traditional prestige variety of the Yue Chinese dialect group, which has about 68 million native speakers.
Czech is a West Slavic language of the Czech-Slovak group. Spoken by over 10 million people, it serves as the official language of the Czech Republic. Czech is closely related to Slovak, to the point of mutual intelligibility to a very high degree. Like other Slavic languages, Czech is a fusional language with a rich system of morphology and relatively flexible word order. Its vocabulary has been extensively influenced by Latin and German.
Danish is a North Germanic language spoken by around six million people, principally in Denmark and Northern Germany. Also, minor Danish-speaking communities are found in Norway, Sweden, Spain, the United States, Canada, Brazil, and Argentina. Due to immigration and language shift in urban areas, around 15–20% of the population of Greenland speak Danish as their first language.
Dutch language is a West Germanic language that is spoken by around 24 million people as a first language including the population of the Netherlands and about sixty percent that of Belgium and by another 5 million as a second language. It is the third most widely spoken Germanic language after English and German. Dutch is grouped within the Germanic languages, meaning it shares a common ancestor with languages such as English, German, and the Scandinavian languages. Dutch dialects are primarily the dialects that are both related with the Dutch language and are spoken in the same language area as the Dutch standard language, some of them remain remarkably diverse and are found in the Netherlands and northern Belgium.
English is the official language in a large number of countries and the most popular language in the world today. It is the dominant business language and has become almost a necessity to speak English if you are to be part of the global market place. Research from all over the world shows that cross-border communication is most often conducted in English. Its importance cannot be understated and learning English can really change your life!
Finnish is a Finnic language spoken by about 5.4 million people in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Canada and Russia. Spoken by a majority of population in Finland, Finnish has received the status for being one of the official languages of Finland along with Swedish. It also enjoys the status of being one of the official languages of the European Union and Nordic Council.
French is the second most widely learned foreign language after English. French is also the only language, alongside English, that is taught in the education systems of most countries around the world. An ability to speak French and English is an advantage on the international job market. French is an easy language to learn and gives a good base to learn other languages!
German is the second most commonly used scientific language in the world. German is among the ten most commonly spoken languages in the world and has the largest number of native speakers in the European Union. German is the gateway to a world-class higher education. If you are an English speaker, you are actually already quite advantaged to pick up German easily as both the languages share the same Germanic root!
Hebrew is a Northwest Semitic language native to Israel, spoken by over 9 million people worldwide. Historically, it is regarded as the language of the Israelites and their ancestors. After Israel, the United States has the second largest Hebrew-speaking population. Hebrew has been referred to "the Holy Language", since ancient times.
Hindi a modern Standardized & Sanskritised Hindi is a Hindustani language written in the Devanagari script. Hindi is the official language of the Government of India. Hindi is a direct descendant of an early form of Vedic Sanskrit which emerged in the 7th century A.D. Hindi is the fourth most-spoken first language in the world. Hindi is spoken by 260 million people worldwide with 120 million native speakers.
Italian language is a major European language & one of the working languages of the Council of Europe. It is the third most widely spoken language in the European Union with 69 million native speakers as their first language and it is spoken as a second language by 16 million EU citizens. Italian is an official language in Italy, Switzerland, San Marino, Vatican City and Western Istria. Italian is also spoken by large expatriate communities in America and Australia.
Japanese makeup the third largest language community on the internet today, after only English and Mandarin speakers. Japan's economy is 2nd only to that of the U.S. Whether you're in the field of business, engineering, manufacturing, research, economics, or politics, chances are you will be competing with, if not working for, a Japanese entity. Japanese is a gateway to other Asian languages and cultures!
Kannada is one of the most well know Dravidian languages of India. It is spoken predominantly in the state of Karnataka in India. Kannada script includes the principles that governs the phonetics and is a system of syllabic and phonemic writing. It has a number of regional & social dialects and has marked distinction between formal & informal use. It stands in the 27th place of the most spoken languages in the world and there are about 35 million Kannadigas in the world. Kannada is one of the official & administrative language of the Indian State, Karnataka.
Korean Language is spoken by about 80 million people in South Korea, North Korea, China, Japan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan Russia & other part of the world. The relationship between Korean and other languages is not known for sure, though some linguists believe it to be a member of the Altaic family of languages. Grammatically Korean is very similar to Japanese and about 70% of its vocabulary comes from Chinese.
Malayalam is a Dravidian language spoken across the Indian state of Kerala and it is one of 22 scheduled languages of India. The word Malayalam originated from the Tamil words malai, meaning "mountain", and alam, meaning "region" or "ship" (as in "township"); Malayalam thus translates directly as "the mountain region." Malayalam has official language status in the state of Kerala and in the union territories of Lakshadweep and Puducherry. Malayalam is spoken by 38 million people worldwide.
Mandarin is the national language of China and is the most widely spoken language on earth. There are more than 1 billion Mandarin speakers around the world. As China has grown in power over the past several decades, there has been a big push worldwide for foreigners to study Mandarin. International businesses prefer people who can speak both English and Mandarin!
Marathi is an Indo-Aryan language spoken predominantly by around 85 million people. Marathi is primarily spoken in Maharashtra & is the official language of Maharashtra and co-official language in the union territories of Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and is one of the 22 scheduled languages of India. Marathi has the third largest number of native speakers in India
Nepali is an Indo-Aryan language of the sub-branch of Eastern Pahari. It is the official language of Nepal. Nepali is spoken mainly in Nepal and by about a quarter of the population in Bhutan. In India, Nepali is listed in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution as an Indian language with official status in the state of Sikkim north east states including Assam, Burma, Bepali diaspora worldwide and in West Bengal's Darjeeling district. The language was called Khas and Gorkhali before the term Nepali was adopted. Nepali natively spoken by 20 million people across world.
Norwegian is a North Germanic language spoken mainly in Norway, where it is the official language. The official Norwegian Language Council is responsible for regulating the two forms and recommends the terms Norwegian Bokmål and Norwegian Nynorsk for how to write Norwegian, but not for how to speak the language. While the sound systems of Norwegian and Swedish are similar, considerable variation exists among the dialects.
Persian is one of the Western Iranian languages within the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European language family. Persian is primarily spoken in Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan & also holding official status in these countries. There are approximately 110 million Persian speakers worldwide. A Persian-speaking person may be referred to as Persophone.
Polish Language is a West Slavic language spoken primarily in Poland and is the native language of the Poles. It belongs to the Lechitic subgroup of the West Slavic languages. Polish is the official language of Poland, it is used throughout the world by Polish minorities in other countries. There are over 55 million Polish language speakers around the world and it is one of the official languages of the European Union. Polish is closely related to Kashubian, Silesian, Upper Sorbian, Lower Sorbian, Czech and Slovak.
Portuguese is a West Romance language and the sole official language of Portugal, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea -Bissau, Mozambique, Angola and it has 260 million total speakers. Portuguese is usually listed as the sixth most natively spoken language in the world, the third-most spoken European language in the world. Portuguese is widely spoken language in South America, Latin America and also found in Goa, Daman and Diu in India, in Batticaloa on the east coast of Sri Lanka, in the Indonesian island of Flores, in the Malacca state of Malaysia, and the ABC islands. A Portuguese-speaking person or nation may be referred to as "Lusophone" in both English and Portuguese.
Romanian is an Eastern Romance language spoken by 26 million people as a native language, primarily in Romania and Moldova, and by another 4 million people as a second language. It is an official and national language of Romania and Moldova. In addition, it is also one of the official languages of the European Union. Romanian descended of the Latin dialect. Romanian is also known as Moldovan in Moldova.
Russian is an east Slavic language and it belongs to the family of Indo-European Languages. It is the most geographically widespread language in Europe, with 144 million native speakers in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. Russian is the eighth most spoken language in the world by number of native speakers and the seventh by total number of speakers. The language is one of the six official languages of the United Nations. Russian is also the second most widespread language on the Internet after English.
Sanskrit is one of the oldest language in the World and the philosophical language of Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Jainism. Sanskrit means a language that has capacity to indoctrinate higher values in individual, the self. Sanskrit written in Devanagari script is a highly versatile, innovative, literary language and lingua franca for the educated of ancient and medieval India. Sanskrit is referred to as mother of all languages & is the only language used in holy functions & ceremonies of Hindus, as it is regarded as the Sacred & Spiritual language of the religion.
Spanish is considered to be the fourth most spoken language in the world, behind Mandarin, English and Hindi. If you count only native speakers, Spanish outranks English. Spanish is an official language on four continents and is the mother tongue in 21 countries. The sheer number of Spanish speakers and their rate of growth makes learning Spanish a smart choice!
Swedish is an Indo-European language belonging to the North Germanic branch of the Germanic languages. Swedish spoken natively by 9.6 million people, predominantly in Sweden and in parts of Finland, where it has equal legal standing with Finnish. Swedish is a descendant of Old Norse, the common language of the Germanic peoples living in Scandinavia during the Viking Era. It has the most speakers of the North Germanic languages.
Tamil Language is a Dravidian language predominantly spoken by the Tamil people of India, SriLanka and by the Tamil Diaspora, Sri Lankan Moors, Burghers, Douglas, and Chindians. The Tamil the first Indian language to be printed and published 1578. Tamil literature has been documented for over 2000 years. Tamil is an official language of two countries SriLanka and Singapore. It has official status in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Union Territory of Puducherry, Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is used as one of the languages of education in Malaysia.
Telugu is a South-central Dravidian language native to India. Telugu is the primary language in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and significant linguistic minorities in other neighboring states. It is one of six languages designated a classical language of India by the country's government. Telugu language ranks third in the population with 74 million numbers of native speakers in India.
Thai is the national, official & dominant ethnic language of Thailand. It is a member of the Tai group of the Tai–Kadai language family. Thai is largely influenced by a number of languages like Pali, Sanskrit, Mon, Old Khmer and is mutually intelligible with Lao language. Thai natively spoken by over 20 million people.
Tulu is a Dravidian language, primarily spoken language in Tulu Nadu consisting of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi district of Karnataka and Kasaragod district of Kerala. The native speakers of Tulu are referred to as Tuluva or Tulu people and the geographical area is unofficially called as Tulu Nadu. Tulu is currently spoken by 3 to 5 million speakers in the world.
Turkish is referred to as Istanbul Turkish, is the most widely spoken of the Turkic languages, Sixty-six million of the world's 71 million Turkish speakers are in Turkey, with smaller populations found in Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Cyprus, and Kazakhstan. Turkish as an official European Union language.
Urdu is a Persianised and standardized register of the Hindustani language. It is the official national language and lingua franca of Pakistan. In India, it is one of the 22 official languages recognized in the Constitution of India, having official status in the five states of Jammu and Kashmir, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Jharkhand, as well as the national capital territory of Delhi.
Vietnamese is an Austroasiatic language that originated in Vietnam, as a result of Vietnamese emigration and cultural influence, Vietnamese speakers are found throughout the world, notably in East and Southeast Asia, North America, Australia and Western Europe. Its vocabulary has borrowings from Chinese and it formerly used as a modified set of Chinese characters called Chữ Nôm, which were given vernacular pronunciation. The Vietnamese alphabet (chữ quốc ngữ) in use today is a Latin alphabet with additional diacritics for tones and certain letters.
Xhosa is one of the official languages of South Africa. Xhosa is spoken as a first language by 8.2 million people and by 11 million as a second language in South Africa, mostly in Eastern Cape Province. It is also an official language of Zimbabwe. Total number of users in all countries is 19.2 million. Like most other Bantu languages, Xhosa is a tonal language. Xhosa is written with the Latin alphabet.
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