Ethnologue: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

After English and Mandarin, Hindi-the third most spoken language in the world

Published: February 19, 2020

With 615 million speakers all over the world, Hindi is the third most spoken language in the world. English is at the top with 1,132 million speakers followed by Mandarin with 1,117 million speakers. Highlights On February 18, 2020, the Ethnologue published its yearly database on living languages of the world. It covered more than ..

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Papua New Guinea has highest number of ‘living’ indigenous languages in world

Published: August 8, 2019

Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea, Country in Oceania has highest number of ‘living’ indigenous languages in world (840). Living languages stands for languages that are still being used and spoken by people. India stands fourth in list with 453 languages. In 2016, United Nation’s Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) highlighted that 40% ..

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