There are thousands of languages in the world today, over 7,100 in fact. However most of them aren’t spoken by many people. Only 23 of these languages are spoken by over 50 million people.
This dataviz created by Alberto Lucas Lopéz based on data from Ethnologue shows these top 23 languages relative to the number of native speakers. The colours indicate the regions the language is spoken in.
Fascinating to note that India has 6 main languages!