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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.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.vistawide.com/languages/top_30_languages.htm

About 4 billion of the earth's 6.5 billion people, or over 60% of the earth's population, speak one of the following 30 languages as their native tongue. Languages ...

www.britishmuseum.org/PDF/Chinese_language.pdf

More people speak Chinese than any other language in the world. ... percent of the world's population, or over one billion people, speak some form of Chinese ...

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.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.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/8776352/Factbox-Mandarin-vs-English.html

Sep 20, 2011 ... Around 840 million people worldwide are native Mandarin speakers, while a further 180 million or so speak it ... The Chinese Education ministry estimates as many as 50 million people overseas are now learning Mandarin.

www.statista.com/statistics/266808/the-most-spoken-languages-worldwide

How many people speak English? ... 1500 million people worldwide speak English, of whom only 375 million are ... The most spoken languages worldwide .... While 2,465,761 Chinese speakers, 1,122,014 German speakers and 1,1225, 014 ...