Second Languages of the World!

Language illuminates history, whether by considering the first native tongue or the second language learned. It provides evidence of conquests, colonization, and recent immigration trends.


Languages ranked by the most native speakers:

  1. Mandarin
  2. Spanish
  3. English
  4. Hindi
  5. Bengali
  6. Arabic
  7. Portuguese
  8. Russian

The most common 2nd languages spoken:

  1. English (55% of the world)
  2. French (14%)
  3. Russian (13%)
  4. Spanish (8%)
  5. Creole
  6. Arabic
  7. Kurdish
  8. Portuguese

A recent study beautifully displays maps of the 2nd languages of each country in the world.

Remember, we have all these languages on “The Life of JESUS” DVDs for you to use.