Language Fun Facts - Part 1
Did You Know?
There are about 7,000 languages in the world.
There are 50,000 characters in the Chinese language. You’ll need to know about 2,000 to read a newspaper.
12.44% of the world’s population speaks Mandarin as their first language.
There are about 2,200 languages in Asia.
1/4 of the world’s population speaks at least some English.
50% of educational time in Luxembourg devoted to learning English, German, and French.
There are 13 ways to spell the ‘o’ sound in French.
There is a language in Botswana that consists of mainly 5 types of clicks.
There are 2,400 languages classified as being ‘endangered’.
231 languages are now completely extinct.
One language dies about every 14 days.