5 Common, Yet, generally, Unknown Languages

Here are five of the most spoken  languages, those with more than 1 million speakers, that most people have probably never heard of. The percent of the worlds population for each language was hand calculated based on (a) the Ethnologue language data and (b) the equation [(Number of speakers/World Population)(100)]. {Example: Chinese (all dialects) = (1,197 million/ 7.125 billion )(100) = 16.8%}

1. Lahnda: 82.6 million speakers; 1.16% of the World’s population

2. Telugu: 74 million speakers; 1.04% of World’s population

3.  Gujarati: 45.7 million speakers: .64% of World’s population

4.  Begheli: 2, 860, 000 speakers;  .04% of World’s population

5. Dhundari: 1, 870, 000 speakers: .03% of World’s population

Source: https://www.ethnologue.com

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