Standard Chinese, which is known as Mandarin, is the most widely spoken language in the world, and originates from the most populated country in the world, China. There are over 1151 million speaker of Mandarin present in different parts of the world.
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English the second most spoken language in the world, with its speakers amount to around 1000 million. Many current estimates also show that the number of English speakers have surpassed the total number of Mandolin. However, there is no proper research present, which can prove this fact.
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Spanish is known as the third most spoken language in the world. According to the estimates, around 500 million people around the world speak Spanish to communicate with each other.
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Hindi, a language used by Indian people, ranks at the fourth position in the list of top 10 most spoken languages in the world, as the number of speakers for Hindi language amount to around 490 million.
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Arabic, a language used by people in many Arab countries, such as Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirate, Iraq, Syria, Kuwait, etc., is the sixth most spoken language in the world. There are around 255 million people in this world who speak Arabic language.
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Portuguese is the seventh most spoken language in this world, as there are over 240 million people who use this language for communication purposes.
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Bengali takes the eighth spot in the top 10 list of most spoken languages in this world. In Bangladesh, a country that has over 160 million population, about every one speaks Bengali, added with many Indian people. That is the reason why Bengali is spoken by around 215 million people in the world.
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Malay/Indonesian is a language spoken in both Malaysia and Indonesia. According to the estimates, the language is spoken by around 175 million people, which makes it the 10 most spoken language in the world.
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