Number of Languages

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How Many Languages are there?
6,500

The list of the world’â„¢s languages is called ‘Å“Ethnologue’ which is prepared in 1996. There are 6,500 living languages listed which is using worldwide. Of these, 6,000 have registered population figures. 52% of the 6,000 languages are used by not more than 10,000 people, and 28% are spoken by less than 1,000 people. 83% of them are limited to single countries.

 

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