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Languages of the world by Mind Map: Languages of the
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Languages of the world

1. Mandarin

More than 1 billion speakers

Learning game link: http://www.digitaldialects.com/Chinese.htm

Spoken in

China

Taiwan

Singapore

Malaysia

3. English

508 million speakers

Learn English online: http://www.1-language.com/

Grammar quizzes: http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/

Spoken in

United Kingdom

United States

Canada

Australia

Ireland

New Zealand

A number of Caribbean nations

5. Hindi

182 million

Online course program: http://www.omniglot.com/writing/hindi.htm

Hindi for beginners: http://www.open-of-course.org/courses/course/view.php?id=15

Spoken in

India

Pakistan

2. Spanish

329 million speakers

Learn Spanish for beginners: http://spanish.about.com/

Spanish learning program: http://www.spanishprograms.com/

Spoken in

Spain

Latin America

USA

8. Russian

144 million

Lessons in Russian language: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wnp1Am2cTsQ&feature=relmfu

Free grammar and phonetic courses: http://russianonweb.com/courses#course3

Spoken in

Russia

Mongolia

Former Republics of the Soviet union

4. Arabic

221 million

Learn Arabic: http://mylanguages.org/learn_arabic.php

http://www.funwitharabic.com/

Spoken in

Middle East

Northern Africa

6. Bengali

181 million

Learn to speak this language: http://www.jaspell.co.uk/learnbengali.htm

Vowels and consonants: http://www.omniglot.com/writing/bengali.htm

Spoken in

Bangladesh

West Bengal- India

Tripura- India

7. Portuguese

178 million

Watch this You Tube video for a short introduction: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_M5cU2iUxNI

A video introduction to Portuguese: http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/portuguese/talk/

Spoken in

Portugal

Angola

Brazil

Cape Verde

East Timor

Mozambique

Principe

São Tomé

Guinea-Bissau

9. Japanese

122 million speakers

First steps: http://www.freejapaneselessons.com/lesson01.cfm

Watch this You Tube video for an introduction: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaoKzYJwfXc

Spoken in

Japan

10. German

90 million speakers

First steps: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edBtiGeB2ec&feature=relmfu

Pronunciation and alphabet: http://www.omniglot.com/writing/german.htm

Spoken in

Austria

Germany

Liechtenstein

Luxembourg

South Tirol

Switzerland