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Top 10 Most Popular Languange in The World

Posted on: Mei 17, 2012

Language is arguably one of the most beautiful gift given by God to human. Imagine if the world does not exist there is only one language or any language, is perhaps the scientists could create important discoveries? Then, how many actual number of languages in the world? According to Ethnologue, there are currently about 6912 languages spoken around the world. This amount is of course still doubt its accuracy since every day there is new language that may appear, on the contrary there is also an extinct language. Indonesia we as so-so little pride in the fact that the Indonesian language in the top 10 that has a number of speakers in the world. So there are how many Indonesian speaker? The answer, please follow the top 10 most popular language in the world that starts from the sequence:

1. French

French’s Speakers Location

Language is often cited as the most romantic language in the world than is used in France is also the official language in several countries that have colonized. French is also one of the official languages of the United Nations (UN) other than English, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish and Arabic.

Total speakers: approximately 200 million souls
This type of script: Latin
Native country: France, Monaco, Canada, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxemburg, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central Africa, Chad, Comoro, Congo / Zaire, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guernsey, Madagascar , Mali, Mauritius, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Togo, Haiti, Lebanon, New Caledonia, Vanuatu. Polynesia, Martinique, Guadalupe. UN official languages.

To greet in French, say: “Bonjour” (bone-JOOR).

2. Bengali

Bengali’s Speakers Location

Bangladesh is a country with a small geographical area, but the population reaches 162 million people. Official language of Bangladesh is Bengali language. Bangladesh is almost entirely due to the region bordering India, the number of Bengali speakers spread to some areas of India.

Number of speakers: Approximately 230 million
This type of script: Bengali
Native nations: Bangladesh, India
To greet the Bengali language, saying “Ei Je” (EYE-jay).

3. Portuguese

Portuguese’s Speakers Location

Portugal is just a small country and can be one of the poorest countries in Europe. But in the 15th century, Portugal is a great nation because they were the first to maritime exploration across the world. Thanks to explorers such as Vasco da Gama, Henry the Navigator, Afonso de Albuquerque and Pedro Alvares Cabral, Portugal control of important areas in Asia, Africa and South America and then embed the influence of culture there.

Total speakers: approximately 240 million
This type of script: Latin
Native country: Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Cape Verde, East Timor, Guinea-Bissau, Macau, Mozambique, São Tomé e Príncipe.
To say hello in Portuguese, said: “Bom dia” (Bohn DEE-ah).

4. Malay (including Indonesian)

Malay’s Speakers Location

The Indonesian language is included in the Malay language family it was ranked 7 th in the number of speakers around 259 million people. These rough calculations obtained from the estimated population of Indonesia in 2009 which reached 230 million plus population of Malaysia’s 28 million, 388 thousand residents of Brunei and a small population of Thailand, Singapore and East Timor. This amount may increase due since 2007 Indonesian has set as a second official language in Vietnam.

Interesting facts about Indonesian:
-Indonesian was ranked third in Asia and ranks 26th in world in terms of the most complicated grammar in the world.
-Indonesian also worldwide in cyberspace, the proof by Wikipedia
, Bahasa Indonesia has been ranked 26 of 250 foreign-language Wikipedia in the world and ranks third in Asia after Japanese and Mandarin, in addition to Indonesian is the language of the three most widely used in a blog post in WordPress.

5. Russian

Russian’s Speakers Location

Mikhail Gorbachev, Vladimir Putin, Roman Abramovich, Anna Kournikova, and the beautiful Maria Sharapova is a Russian language speakers that we already know through various news media. However, in addition to their course, there’s 270 million people who use Russian as an official language.

Total speakers: approximately 278 million people
Types of characters: Cyrillic
Speaking countries: Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova. UN official languages
To say hello in Russian, said: “Zdravstvuite” (ZDRAST-vet-yah).

6. Arabic

Arabic’s Speakers Location

Arabic is one of the oldest languages in the world and is the language used in the Qur’an. Arabic vocabulary lend much to a number of major European languages Spanish, Portuguese and Sicily. Arabic, like Hebrew, and Persian writing system using letters from right to left. Since 1974, the Arabic language is used as one of the official languages of the United Nations.

Number of speakers: 300 million people
Types of characters: Arab
Speaking nations: Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Bahrain, Chad, Comoro, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Niger, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Western Sahara, Yemen, Mauritania, Senegal, Mali. UN official languages
To say hello in Arabic, saying; Assalammualaikum Wr Wb.

4. Spanish

Spanish’s Speakers Location

After Portugal controlled maritime routes in Asia, Africa and America in the 15th century, Spain’s turn to dominate these areas since the 16th century and 17. As a result, many Spanish culture is strongly embedded in there. Currently, Spanish is widely used as an official language of the countries in Central and South America. In addition, Spanish is also widely spoken in some U.S. states bordering Mexico. Even some English vocabulary borrowed from Spanish as a tornado, bonanza, patio, quesadilla, enchilada, and taco grande supreme, etc..

Number of speakers: 400 million
Types of characters: Latin
Speaking countries: Spain, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, Honduras, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Venezuela
To greet in Spanish, saying: “Hola”.

3.  Hindi

Hindi’s Speakers Location

India is unique! Just imagine, this country has the second largest population in the world, Bollywood films, Taj Mahal, the Great King Ashoka, Mahatma Gandhi …. It turned out that India has no official national language. Hindi language is spoken by most of the people of India is only recognized as an official language along with the daily English language and not as a national language by its constitution.

Total speakers: approximately 497 million
Types of characters: Devanagari
Speaking countries: India, United States (100,000 inhabitants), Mauritius (685 170 inhabitants), South Africa (890 292), Yemen (232 760 inhabitants), Uganda (147 000 inhabitants), Singapore (5,000 inhabitants), New Zealand (20,000 inhabitants), Germany (30,000 people), Fiji, Nepal, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana and the United Arab Emirates.
To greet in Hindi, say “Namaste” (Nah-MAH-stay).

2. English

English’s Speakers Location

It is the most popular languages in the world as well as the language most widely adopted as the official language in several countries and international organizations. Noted there are 53 countries and 10 international organizations use English as the official language. In addition, almost all countries in the world would adopt English as a second language after their own national language.

Total speakers: approximately 500 million people
Types of characters: Latin
Speaking countries: United Kingdom, USA, South Africa, Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Dominica, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Fiji, Philippines, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Hongkong , India, Ireland, Jamaica, Cameroon, Canada, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Maritius, Micronesian, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Saint Kitts & Nevs, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and Grenada, Samoa, New Zealand, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe. International organizations: United Nations, European Union, Commonwealth, CoE, NATO, NAFTA, OAS, OIC, PIF, UKUSA, etc..

1. Mandarin

Mandarin’s Speakers Location

No doubt, Mandarin is the language most widely spoken around the world. The population in China / China is currently estimated to reach nearly 1.4 billion million. Of this amount, all required official spoken in one language is Mandarin. Not to mention, the Chinese immigrants around the world who faithfully use Mandarin as the language daily.

The origins of the word Mandarin
Mandarin words in the Indonesian language itself seemed to be absorbed from the English language to describe China as well as Mandarin. But in fact, said Mandarin is absorbed English from China itself. Mandarin title literally comes from a stranger to the princes of the Qing Dynasty in ancient times. Qing Dynasty is a dynasty founded by the Manchu, so that the princes of the empire is usually referred to as Mandarin (Hanzi: 满 大人) which means Venerable Manchu. From here, the language used by the Manchu officials were also called the language Mandarin. Writing evolved into Mandarin in the future.

Total speakers: approximately 1.5 billion people.
Types of characters: Chinese Characters/Kanji
Speaking countries: China and other Chinese communities around the world. UN official languages.
To say hello in Mandarin, say “Ni hao

source: http://aksesdunia.com/2012/daftar-10-bahasa-terpopuler-di-dunia/ # ixzz1v8WXApfe
aksesdunia.com (Translate to English by Frisca Delfia @friscadelf)

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