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Number of written languages

How many written languages are there?

Approximately 4000

It is widely known the fact that a written language is the representation of a language by means of a writing system.  Needless to say, a written language exists only as a complement to a specific spoken language.  Keep in mind that no natural language is purely written.  Specialists consider that there are approximately 4000 written languages in the world.  Anyway, some languages are extremely similar.  For example, Serbian and Croatian are similar languages.  Almost 98% of the languages have a written system.

This fact is verified on : December 9, 2013.





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