Want to learn a new language that will open up your career prospects globally? Wondering which language is spoken most commonly across the world? It is not easy to determine the most spoken languages in the world. One has to weigh whether they mean the most number of native speakers a language has or the number of speakers that globally speak the language. On top of that, it is difficult to differentiate a language from a dialect. A rough estimate can be guessed at however. Below, we discuss the languages spoken most widely all over the world –
Mandarin (Chinese) – The official language of the People’s Republic of China, Republic of China and Singapore – Mandarin is the biggest language group among
Chinese, spoken by billions in the world.
English – The colonization efforts of the British Empire and the neo-colonization by the United States has cemented English’s place in the second most spoken language in the world.
Spanish – Spanish is spoken by hundreds of millions of people across Spain, South and Central America and the United States.
These three languages dominate the list of languages spoken most frequently in the world. Hindi and Arabic snap closely at their toes.