Language goes a long way in fostering human communication. This piece will try to shade some light on the most powerful languages in the world. For quite a while, English has remained the most spoken language that is widely embraced in many different nations. However, the continued integration of these nations and their increased interdependence has resulted to the emergence of other influential languages. Here is a list of languages spoken in the world that are considered most influential:
Both Hindi and Urdu are associated with the Hindu community. Urdu has always been associated with the Muslims belonging to the Hindustan region. On the other hand, Hindi is a native language spoken by residents of Delhi, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and some parts of Rajasthan.
Portuguese has commonly come to be identified as a romance language. Portuguese is without a doubt one of the most spoken language in the world. It is the official language that is spoken in Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Mozambique and Cape Verde to name but a few.
This East Asian language is spoken by over 125 million people. It is the native language that is spoken in Japan. There is a genealogical relationship existing between Japanese and Chinese. Most of the Japanese vocabulary is borrowed from Chinese.
Making it to the top list of languages spoken in the world is German. German is a very popular language that is spoken by over 100 million people. The language also ranks as the most widely spoken first language in the entire Europe.
Chinese is the native language spoken in China, Singapore and Taiwan. The language is spoken by over 1.1 billion people from all around the world hence making it very popular.
With over 200 million people speaking Arabic, it ranks 5th in our list of the most powerful languages. Arabic is associated with the Afro-Asiatic family. The language is currently being used as the official language on all Arabic written documents.
Russian is spoken by over 160 million people. The language is commonly spoken in Russia, Belarus, Kyrgyztan and Kazakhstan. Throughout the Eurasia, this language is the most widely spoken language amongst the Slavic languages.
Castilian is also a romance language that is spoken by over 406 people. It is the third most spoken language in the world. In terms of native speakers, Spanish ranks second to Mandarin. The language has over 60 million non-native speakers and over 40 million students learning the language.
French is another romantic language that is spoken by over 75 million people. The language is very popular as a second language which makes it quite influential. The language is also very popular among many African nations.
Amongst the most powerful languages in the world and most influential, English still tops the list. The language is spoken by over 360 million people. It is currently the most widely used language in the world.