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 ..
Category: Art & Culture Current Affairs
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% ..
Category: Reports & Indexes Current Affairs
Topics: Ethnologue • Global Distribution of Languages • Greenberg's Diversity Index • International Year of Indigenous Languages • living indigenous languages in world • Papua New Guinea • UNESCO's Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger