Different languages in the world

There are thousands of languages spoken across the world, with varying levels of usage and recognition. Here are some of the most widely spoken languages, organized by their language families: 

Indo-European Languages:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Hindi
  • Portuguese
  • Bengali
  • Russian
  • German
  • French
  • Italian

Sino-Tibetan Languages:

  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Cantonese
  • Tibetan

Afroasiatic Languages:

  • Arabic
  • Hebrew

Dravidian Languages:

  • Tamil
  • Telugu
  • Kannada

Altaic Languages:

  • Turkish
  • Mongolian

Austronesian Languages:

  • Indonesian
  • Filipino
  • Malay

Niger-Congo Languages:

  • Swahili
  • Yoruba
  • Zulu

Uralic Languages:

  • Finnish
  • Hungarian
  • Estonian

Slavic Languages:

  • Russian
  • Polish
  • Ukrainian

Bantu Languages:

  • Swahili
  • Zulu

Tai-Kadai Languages:

  • Thai
  • Lao

Japonic Languages:

  • Japanese

Koreanic Languages:

  • Korean

Iranian Languages:

  • Persian (Farsi)
  • Pashto

Romance Languages:

  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • French
  • Italian
  • Romanian

Celtic Languages:

  • Irish
  • Scottish Gaelic
  • Welsh

Semitic Languages:

  • Arabic
  • Hebrew

Indigenous and Regional Languages:

There are numerous indigenous languages spoken by smaller communities and ethnic groups around the world, such as various Native American languages, Australian Aboriginal languages, and more. It’s important to note that this list is not exhaustive, and many more languages are spoken globally, each with its own unique cultural and linguistic characteristics. Additionally, languages evolve over time, and some may become endangered or even extinct if not actively maintained and preserved.