Quiz on the World’s Most Spoken Languages
Posted on: November 29, 2014. Comments ( 2 )



Language is the identity of a country and its power.

Test its global standing with our Quiz on the World’s Most Spoken Languages

Which language is one of the six official languages of the United Nations (UN) and the tenth most prolific language in the world—spoken in 54 nations in five continents and officially in 40 including France?

  

  

  

  

Which language is largely spoken only in its native country and by only 2.6 million immigrants—the largest in Brazil, in Philippines in 17th century as Catholics fearing religious prosecution, in UK, in Peru and 2nd & 3rd generations in Vancouver, Canada?

  

  

  

  

Which language—unofficial but widely spoken in Ukraine, Moldova, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia and lesser in former constituent republics of the Soviet Union and the Eastern Bloc countries—is the eighth most prolific language in the world?

  

  

  

  

Which language is the official language of Portugal, a few West African countries, of Macau in China, of East Timor and of Brazil—the only country in the world where it is most spoken—and of much cultural significance in Goa and Daman & Diu in India?

  

  

  

  

Which language—the national and official language of Bangladesh—is one of 22 official languages in India chiefly spoken in West Bengal, Eastern Orissa, Jharkhand, South Assam, Tripura and Myanmar and is the world’s sixth most prolific language?

  

  

  

  

Which language is the fifth most prolific language in the world and officially spoken in 26 countries spread in the Middle East, North and East Africa, Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic in Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and other Islamic countries?

  

  

  

  

Which language—one aspect of Hindustani, Urdu the other—is the fourth most prolific language of the world and widely spoken in North India, also in Mauritius, Fiji, South America (Suriname, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago) and Nepal?

  

  

  

  

Which language is one of the six official languages of the United Nations (UN) and the third most prolific language spoken in the world—over 423 million speakers as of 2012—and hugely spoken in Mexico, Spain, Columbia, Argentina and the USA?

  

  

  

  

Which second most prolific language in the world—spoken by more than 840 million native and non-natives—does not have official status in Indonesia, Japan, China, Middle East and all of Europe including Russia?

  

  

  

  

Which language and its dialect—major others being Shanghainese, Cantonese, Taishanese, Jinyu, Hokkien, Taiwanese, Teochew, Hakka and Gan—is the world’s most prolific language spoken by more than 1.3 billion people?

  

  

  

  





Comments (2)

 

  1.  
    Maria Poojary says:

    Real brain teaser – good learning also!

  2.  
    jAGJIT sINGH Loomba says:

    This was really entertaining quiz which we got all right


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