|The official languages of the world are English, Chinese, Hindi, Spanish, Russian, French, Arabic, Portuguese, Malay, Bengali and Japanese. The most widely spoken language is Chinese Mandarin with English coming in second, Hindi third and Spanish fourth. |
Although these are the core languages of the world, there are many other complex language groups. The Indo-European family includes, the Balto-Slavic, Germanic, Celtic, Greek, Abanian, Iraian, Armenian, Romance, Indo-Aryan and Caucasian groups. The Afro-Asiatic family includes the Semitic, Kushitic and Berer groups. The Altaic family consists of the Turkic, Mongolian, Tungus-Manchu, Japanese and Korean groups. The Sino-Tibetan family is comprised of the Sinitic and Tibetic-Burmic groups. The Mon-Khmer, Muda and Vietnamese groups are part of the Austro-Asiatic family. Other families include the Khoisan, Niger-Congo, Nilo-Shaharan, Uralic, Tai, Dravidian and Austonesian.