The 10 Most Popular Languages Used Online

We know that studying other languages makes us more marketable world citizens. There are a variety of methods out there for learning second (or third, fourth, fifth, etc) languages, but that discussion is for another post. Just for fun, this infographic highlights some interesting facts about languages and their usage around the world.

Did You Know?

  • 90% of the worlds languages are used by less than 100,000 people
  • 26.8% of the information on the internet is in English
  • There are 6912 languages spoken in the world
  • Mandarin Chinese has the most native speakers
  • English has the largest number of non-native speakers

Click the visual below for the full-size. It’s huge!

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1 Comment


    April 25, 2013 at 8:12 am

    This doesn’t surprise me. I wonder though how these statistics have changed (and will change) over time? Are we likely to see English rise in popularity or decline?