50 Awesome Facts About Languages

We are sharing this infographic prepared by UIC London.

The infographic is highlighting some interesting facts about languages around the world. Did you know that approximately 7,000 languages are spoken on Earth? Of these languages, 2,400 are classed as ‘endangered languages’ at risk of extinction.

The next language to die could very well be Ayapaneco. The language is only spoken by approximately 15 people, all living in the remote village Ayapa in Mexico.

Papa New Guinea is an Oceanian country located just above Australia, consisting of more than 600 islands. The population of more than 8 million inhabitants speak no less than 830 languages with an average of 7,000 speakers per language and accounting for 12% of the world’s total languages.

See the full collection of language-facts in the infographic below: