Hindi is the 3rd most spoken language of the world in 2019 with 615 million speakers. The 22nd edition of the world language database Ethnologue stated English at the top of the list with 1,132 million speakers. Chines Mandarin is in the second position with 1,117 million speakers.
Bangla has been ranked as the 7th most spoken language of the world. Bangla has 228 million native speakers. Ethnologue brings out a yearly database of living languages of the world since its establishment in 1951.
The current round of the database covers 7,111 living languages in the world. In addition to living languages, Ethnologue also contains data on languages that have gone out of use in recent history. This edition lists 348 such languages. (AIR NEWS)