April 20th-Chinese Language Day

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In the Wonderful creation of Lord almighty, human beings are on the top!

Blessed with brain that creates magnificent matters, lovely languages

With lasting literature and grammar- literary world a lovely world!

RankLanguageSpeakers
(millions)
Percentage
of world pop.
(March 2019)[8]
Language familyBranch
1Mandarin Chinese91811.922%Sino-TibetanSinitic
2Spanish4805.994%Indo-EuropeanRomance
3English3794.922%Indo-EuropeanGermanic
4Hindi (sanskritised Hindustani)[9]3414.429%Indo-EuropeanIndo-Aryan
5Bengali2282.961%Indo-EuropeanIndo-Aryan
6Portuguese2212.870%Indo-EuropeanRomance
7Russian1542.000%Indo-EuropeanBalto-Slavic
8Japanese1281.662%JaponicJapanese
9Western Punjabi[10]92.71.204%Indo-EuropeanIndo-Aryan
10Marathi83.11.079%Indo-EuropeanIndo-Aryan
11Telugu82.01.065%DravidianSouth-Central
12Wu Chinese81.41.057%Sino-TibetanSinitic
13Turkish79.41.031%TurkicOghuz
14Korean77.31.004%Koreaniclanguage isolate
15French77.21.003%Indo-EuropeanRomance
16German (only Standard German)76.10.988%Indo-EuropeanGermanic
17Vietnamese76.00.987%AustroasiaticVietic
18Tamil75.00.974%DravidianSouth
19Yue Chinese73.10.949%Sino-TibetanSinitic
20Urdu (persianised Hindustani)[9]68.60.891%Indo-EuropeanIndo-Aryan
21Javanese68.30.887%AustronesianMalayo-Polynesian
22Italian64.80.842%Indo-EuropeanRomance
23Egyptian Arabic64.60.839%AfroasiaticSemitic
24Gujarati56.40.732%Indo-EuropeanIndo-Aryan
25Iranian Persian52.80.686%Indo-EuropeanIranian
26Bhojpuri52.20.678%Indo-EuropeanIndo-Aryan
27Min Nan Chinese50.10.651%Sino-TibetanSinitic
28Hakka Chinese48.20.626%Sino-TibetanSinitic
29Jin Chinese46.90.609%Sino-TibetanSinitic
30Hausa43.90.570%AfroasiaticChadic
31Kannada43.60.566%DravidianSouth
32Indonesian (Indonesian Malay)43.40.564%AustronesianMalayo-Polynesian
33Polish39.70.516%Indo-EuropeanBalto-Slavic
34Yoruba37.80.491%Niger–CongoVolta–Niger
35Xiang Chinese37.30.484%Sino-TibetanSinitic
36Malayalam37.10.482%DravidianSouth
37Odia34.50.448%Indo-EuropeanIndo-Aryan
38Maithili33.90.440%Indo-EuropeanIndo-Aryan
39Burmese32.90.427%Sino-TibetanLolo-Burmese
40Eastern Punjabi[10]32.60.423%Indo-EuropeanIndo-Aryan
41Sunda32.40.421%AustronesianMalayo-Polynesian
42Sudanese Arabic31.90.414%AfroasiaticSemitic
43Algerian Arabic29.40.382%AfroasiaticSemitic
44Moroccan Arabic27.50.357%AfroasiaticSemitic
45Ukrainian27.30.355%Indo-EuropeanBalto-Slavic
46Igbo27.00.351%Niger–CongoVolta–Niger
47Northern Uzbek25.10.326%TurkicKarluk
48Sindhi24.60.319%Indo-EuropeanIndo-Aryan
49North Levantine Arabic24.60.319%AfroasiaticSemitic
50Romanian24.30.316%Indo-EuropeanRomance
51Tagalog23.60.306%AustronesianMalayo-Polynesian
52Dutch23.10.300%Indo-EuropeanGermanic
53Saʽidi Arabic22.40.291%AfroasiaticSemitic
54Gan Chinese22.10.287%Sino-TibetanSinitic
55Amharic21.90.284%AfroasiaticSemitic
56Northern Pashto20.90.271%Indo-EuropeanIranian
57Magahi20.70.269%Indo-EuropeanIndo-Aryan
58Thai20.70.269%Kra–DaiTai
59Saraiki20.00.260%Indo-EuropeanIndo-Aryan
60Khmer16.60.216%AustroasiaticKhmer
61Chhattisgarhi16.30.212%Indo-EuropeanIndo-Aryan
62Somali16.20.210%AfroasiaticCushitic
63Malaysian (Malaysian Malay)16.10.209%AustronesianMalayo-Polynesian
64Cebuano15.90.206%AustronesianMalayo-Polynesian
65Nepali15.80.205%Indo-EuropeanIndo-Aryan
66Mesopotamian Arabic15.70.204%AfroasiaticSemitic
67Assamese15.30.199%Indo-EuropeanIndo-Aryan
68Sinhalese15.30.199%Indo-EuropeanIndo-Aryan
69Northern Kurdish14.60.190%Indo-EuropeanIranian
70Hejazi Arabic14.50.188%AfroasiaticSemitic
71Nigerian Fulfulde14.50.188%Niger–CongoSenegambian
72Bavarian14.10.183%Indo-EuropeanGermanic
73South Azerbaijani13.80.179%TurkicOghuz
74Greek13.10.170%Indo-EuropeanHellenic
75Chittagonian13.00.169%Indo-EuropeanIndo-Aryan
76Kazakh12.90.168%TurkicKipchak
77Deccan12.80.166%Indo-EuropeanIndo-Aryan
78Hungarian12.60.164%UralicUgric
79Kinyarwanda12.10.157%Niger–CongoBantu
80Zulu12.10.157%Niger–CongoBantu
81South Levantine Arabic11.60.151%AfroasiaticSemitic
82Tunisian Arabic11.60.151%AfroasiaticSemitic
83Sanaani Spoken Arabic11.40.148%AfroasiaticSemitic
84Min Bei Chinese11.00.143%Sino-TibetanSinitic
85Southern Pashto10.90.142%Indo-EuropeanIranian
86Rundi10.80.140%Niger–CongoBantu
87Czech10.70.139%Indo-EuropeanBalto-Slavic
88Taʽizzi-Adeni Arabic10.50.136%AfroasiaticSemitic
89Uyghur10.40.135%TurkicKarluk
90Min Dong Chinese10.30.134%Sino-TibetanSinitic
91Sylheti10.30.134%Indo-EuropeanIndo-Aryan

More than one billion people speak Chinese as their first language — that’s more than any other population in the world! UNESCO (part of the United Nations) first created Chinese Language Day in 2010 to celebrate Chinese as one of the six official languages of the United Nations. We’ve enjoyed it every year since on April 20. The day also celebrates Cangjie, who invented Chinese characters about 5,000 years ago. Legend says that when Cangjie finished, the Gods rained grain upon the earth.

Today the TWENTIETH OF APRIL IS WORLD CHINESE LASNGUAGE DAY! Let us also try to learn the oldest language!

Chinese Language Day (20th April) | Days Of The Year

2 thoughts on “April 20th-Chinese Language Day

  1. A nice post with figures that establishes the supremacy of Chinese language in terms of its usage across the world!

    One can have no hatred for any language ,for each one of the languages spoken has its own culture and heritage to share with the rest of the world!

    And nothing can be so effective a bridge than a language in uniting the people irrespective of the region they belong to!

    Love to all languages!

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