Saturday, April 08, 2006

Did You Know....

Out of every hundred people in the world, how many would speak a given language?

Mandarin Chinese: 16 people
English: 10 people
Hindu and Urdu: 7 people
Russian: 6 people
Spanish: 5 people
German: 4 people
Japanese: 3 people
Portuguese: 3 people
Bengale: 3 people
Arabic: 3 people
French: 2 people
Italian: 2 people
Malay and Indonesian: 2 people
6485 other languages: 34 people


Approximate number of languages for each continent:

North America: 245
Latin America: 670
Europe: 124
Eurasia: 145
Asia: 1,980
Africa: 1,995
Australia and the Pacific Islands: 1,341

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