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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_languages_by_total_number_of_speakers

A number of sources have compiled lists of languages by their number of speakers. However, all such lists should be used with caution. First, it is difficult to define exactly what constitutes a language as opposed to a dialect. For example, some languages including Chinese and Arabic are sometimes ... Second, there is no single criterion for how much knowledge is sufficient to ...

www.accreditedlanguage.com/2016/09/09/the-10-most-common-languages

Sep 9, 2016 ... See how many of these most common languages you can name before ... this list is composed of native speakers — so people who learned Mandarin in ... Portuguese speakers worldwide, nearly 150 million of them speak ...

www.vistawide.com/languages/top_30_languages.htm

There are approximately 6900 languages currently spoken around the world, the majority of ... About 4 billion of the earth's 6.5 billion people, or over 60% of the earth's population, speak one of the ... Mandarin Chinese, NATIVE: 873 million

www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/most_spoken_languages.htm

List of Languages most widely spoken in the world. ... In how many countries people speak. ... without several million speakers of other Chinese dialects.

www.babbel.com/en/magazine/the-10-most-spoken-languages-in-the-world

We can say with some confidence that Mandarin, English, Spanish and ... If you wish to learn a language that one in six people in the world speak, this is the one ... of fabulous sweets, and of 170-odd million Bangladeshis, many of whom are ...

www.ethnologue.com/statistics/size

Table 2 summarizes the distribution of languages in the world by number of L1 speakers. ... The Total Countries column gives the number of countries in the world in which the language is ... Chinese, Mandarin [cmn], China, 14, 898. Chinese ...

www.listsworld.com/top-10-languages-most-spoken-worldwide

Nov 10, 2012 ... Languages let the people to express their views by just speaking or writing. ... total then, in the whole world population, 14.1% people speak Mandarin. ... There are many other languages too which covers the world population ...

www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-23975037

Sep 6, 2013 ... China's Education Ministry says that about 400 million people - or ... Image caption Mandarin is one of the most widely-spoken languages in the world ... Of the 70% of the population who can speak Mandarin, many do not do ...

www.quora.com/Estimates-How-many-people-in-the-world-can-speak-Mandarin-as-a-second-language-at-the-native-level

Any guesses ... Excluding ethnic Chinese people in places like Malaysia and Singapore, who have such a large community of Mandarin speakers, ...

www.quora.com/How-many-people-speak-Chinese

The word Chinese is a catchall for the many languages or dialects spoken in China. Mandarin ... Worldwide it would be 1.3 billion* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Chi ...