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Number of Languages

How Many Languages are there?
6,500

The list of the world’™s languages is called ‘œEthnologue’ which is prepared in 1996. There are 6,500 living languages listed which is using worldwide. Of these, 6,000 have registered population figures. 52% of the 6,000 languages are used by not more than 10,000 people, and 28% are spoken by less than 1,000 people. 83% of them are limited to single countries.

This fact is verified on : January 24, 2010.





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