Do you know there are 7,111 spoken languages in the world today? This is according to Ethnologue which is the most extensive language catalogue in the world. However, the number of languages decline every year. Of the 7,111 languages, more than 90% are spoken by less than 100,000 people. This means that the less dominant languages are more likely to decline in number as compared to the more dominant languages.
Over 300 languages are spoken in the US.
The US is considered to be one of the most diverse countries in the world. There is a huge number of unique settlers here such that they had a problem choosing the official language when creating laws by the continental congress.
Chinese Mandarin is considered the hardest language to learn
When considering that the Chinese Mandarin alphabet is made up entirely of symbols, this fact is not surprising. The average Chinese local is estimated to be familiar with over 8000 symbols and 3000 is the minimum to be able to read the newspaper. There are also four different tones for pronunciation to differentiate between words as many characters have the same sound.