Phnom Penh (FN), May 6 – English was born in the United Kingdom but today belongs to the modern world as the main international language of business and politics with 1.5 billion speakers as of 2023.

In second place is Mandarin, the most spoken Chinese language dialect with 1.1 billion speakers. Originating in North China, it has become the most spoken language in China and Taiwan, as well as having millions of speakers spread across Southeast Asia and the world.

India is also represented in this ranking, but despite being the world’s most populated country, its speakers are spread out over multiple different languages. Hindi is the main language spoken in North India and an official language of the government, but other languages like Bengali are widely spoken in other regions.

This article was originally published on Voronoiapp.