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List of Different Languages

List of Different Languages

If you have to ask someone about the number of languages spoken in the world, will any one be able to answer that question? Well, it is a difficult question, no doubt. However, here are all of them.
Penlighten Staff
Language is the medium of communication between humans. There are thousands of languages which are spoken around the world. When one has to talk about languages, there can be sign language, written language, and spoken language. Even computer programs are written in different 'computer languages'. Animals also have their own languages, which they use to communicate with each another. In simple words, a language is a system of signs used for encoding and decoding information being relayed out.
Languages came into existence when Homo sapiens started coordinating with one another. Eventually, the use of language became an important part of human culture. It was not only used to communicate and share information, but it also had many social and cultural uses. It came to be used for identifying a group, social grooming, entertainment, etc., among other things. As time passed, many languages evolved and diversified, when people started traveling from one part of the world to another. When one has to look at the list of languages spoken in the world today, most of the languages belong to the same family. This language family is known as the 'Indo-European' family. The languages that are a part of this family are languages like English, Spanish, Hindi, etc. Another language family which also has a number of people speaking them is the 'Sino-Tibetan' language family. The languages that are a part of this family are Chinese, Cantonese, etc. The next family is the 'Semitic' languages family, of which, a famous language is Arabic. The 'Bantu' language family comprises the different languages spoken in Africa, like Swahili, etc.
List of Languages in the World
When we have to make a list of the languages spoken in the world, we will have to make use of some criteria, with which we will group the languages. Here, we will group the languages based on their names, and so this list has been arranged alphabetically.
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X |Y | Z
A
Are'are
Auhelawa
A'Tong
Aari
Abanyom
Abaza
Abenaki
Abkhaz
Abujmaria
Acehnese
Adele
Adyghe
Afar
Afrikaans
Afro-Seminole Creole
Aimaq
Aini
Ainu
Akan
Akawaio
Aklanon
Albanian
Aleut
Algonquin
Alsatian
Altay
Alutor
Amharic
Anda
Amdang
Angaur
Angika
Anyin
Arabic
Aragonese
Aramaic
Are
Argobba
Aromanian
Armenian
Arvanitic
Ashkun
Assamese
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic
Ateso
Asi
Asturian
Auslan
Austro-Bavarian
Avar
Avestan
Awadhi
Aymara
Azerbaijani
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B
Badaga
Badeshi
Bahnar
Balinese
Balochi
Balti
Bambara
Banjar
Banyumasan
Basaa
Bashkir
Basque
Batak Karo
Batak Toba
Bats
Beja
Belarusian
Belhare
Berta
Bemba
Bengali
Bezhta
Berber
Bete
Bété
Bhili
Bhojpuri
Bikol
Bikya
Bissa
Blackfoot
Boholano
Bonan
Bororo
Bosnian
Brahui
Breton
Bua
Buginese
Bukusu
Bulgarian
Bunjevac
Burmese
Burushaski
Buryat
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C
Caluyanon
Cantonese
Catalan
Cayuga
Cebuano
Chabacano
Chaga
Chamorro
Chaouia
Chechen
Chenchu
Chenoua
Cherokee
Cheyenne
Chhattisgarhi
Chickasaw
Chintang
Chilcotin
Chinese
Chiricahua
Chichewa
Chipewyan
Chittagonian
Choctaw
Chorasmian
Chukchi
Chulym
Church Slavonic
Chuukese
Chuvash
Cocoma
Cocopa
Coeur d'Alene
Comorian
Coptic
Cornish
Corsican
Cree
Crimean Tatar
Croatian
Cuyonon
Czech
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D
Dagbani
Dahlik
Dalecarlian
Dameli
Danish
Dargin
Dari
Dari-Persian
Darkhat
Daur
Dena'ina
Dhatki
Dhivehi
Dida
Dioula
Dogri
Dogrib
Dolgan
Domaaki
Dongxiang
Duala
Dungan
Dutch
Dzongkha
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E
Eastern Yugur
Egyptian Arabic
Ekoti
English
Erzya
Estonian
Even
Evenk
Eyak
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F
Faeroese
Fang
Fijian
Filipino
Finnish
Flemish language
Fon
Franco-Provençal
French
Frisian, North
Frisian, Saterland
Frisian, West
Friulian
Fula
Fur
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G
Gadaba
Gagauz
Galician
Gan
Gangte
Garhwali
Gayo
Gẽ
Georgian
German
Gikuyu
Gilbertese
Gileki
Goaria
Gondi
Gothic
Gawar-Bati
Greek
Guaraní
Gujarati
Gula Iro
Gullah
Gusii
Gwich'in
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H
Hadza
Haida
Haitian Creole
Hakka
Hän
Harari
Harauti
Harsusi
Haryanavi
Harzani
Hausa
Havasupai
Hawaiian
Hebrew
Herero
Hértevin
Hiligaynon
Hindi
Hinukh
Hiri Motu
Hixkaryana
Hmong
Hobyót
Hopi
Hulaulá
Hungarian
Hutterite German
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I
Ibibio
Iban
Ibanag
Icelandic
Igbo
Ikalanga
Ili Turki
Ilokano
Inari Sami
Indonesian
Ingrian
Ingush
Inuktitut
Inupiaq
Inuvialuktun
Irish or Irish Gaelic
Irula
Isan
Istro-Romanian
Italian
Itelmen
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J
Jacaltec
Jalaa
Japanese
Jaqaru
Jarai
Javanese
Jibbali or Shehri
Jewish Babylonian Aramaic
Juang
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K
Kabardian
Kabyle
Kachin
Kalaallisut or Greenlandic
Kalami
Kalasha
Kalmyk
Kalto or Nahali
Kankanai
Kannada
Kaonde
Kapampangan
Karachay-Balkar
Karagas
Karaim
Karakalpak
Karelian
Kashmiri
Kashubian
Kazakh
Kerek
Khakas
Khalaj
Kham
Khandeshi
Khanty
Khasi
Khmer
Khmu
Khowar
Kildin Sami
Kimatuumbi
Kinaray-a
Kinyarwanda
Kirombo
Kirundi
Kivunjo
Klallam
Kodava Takk
Kohistani
Kolami
Komi
Konkani
Kongo
Koraga
Korandje
Korean
Korku
Korowai
Korwa
Koryak
Kosraean
Kota
Koyra Chiini
Koy Sanjaq Surat
Koya
Krymchak
Kujarge
Kui
Kumauni
Kumyk
Kumzari
Kung
Kurdish
Kurukh
Kutenai
Kwanyama
Kxoe
Kyrgyz
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L
Laal
Ladakhi
Ladin
Ladino
Lakota
Lamani
Laotian
Latin
Latvian
Lazuri
Leonese
Lezgi
Ligby
Limburgish
Lingala
Lipan Apache
Lishana Deni
Lishanid Noshan
Lithuanian
Livonian
Lombard
Lotha
Low Saxon or Plattdeutsch
Lower Sorbian
Lozi
Ludic
Luganda
Lunda
Luri
Lushootseed
Lusoga
Luvale
Luwati
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M
Macedonian
Magadhi
Maguindanao
Mahl
Maithili
Makasar
Makhuwa
Makhuwa-Meetto
Malagasy
Malay
Malayalam
Maltese
Malto
Malavi or Ujjaini
Manchurian
Mandaic
Mandarin
Mandinka
Mansi or Vogul
Manx
Manyika
Maori
Mapuche
Maranao
Marathi
Mari
Maria
Marquesan
Marshallese
Masaba
Masbatenyo
Manipuri
Morisyen
Maya
Mazandarani
Meänkieli
Megleno-Romanian
Megrelian
Mehri
Menominee
Mentawai
Meroitic
Mescalero Apache
Meru
Michif
Mikasuki
Mi'kmaq
Minangkabau
Mirandese
Mobilian Jargon
Moghol
Mohawk
Moksha
Molengue
Mon
Mongolian
Montagnais
Montenegrin
Motu
Muher
Mundari
Munji
Muria
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N
Nafaanra
Nagarchal
Nahuatl
Nama
Nanai
Nauruan
Navajo
Ndau
Ndebele
Ndonga
Neapolitan
Negidal
Nenets
Newari
Nepali
Nahali
Nganasan
Ngumba
Nheengatu
Nias
Niellim
Nigerian Pidgin
Nisenan
Niuean
Nivkh
Nogai
Norfuk
Norman
Northern Sami
Northern Sotho
Northern Yukaghir
Norwegian
Nuer
Nuxálk
Nyabwa
Nyah Kur
Nyangumarta
Nyoro
Nǀu
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O
Occitan or Provençal
Ojibwe
Olonets Karelian
Omagua
Ongota
Oriya
Ormuri
Orok
Oromo
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P
Páez
Palauan
Pangasinan
Papiamento
Parachi
Parya
Pushto
Pennsylvania German
Persian or Farsi
Phalura
Phuthi
Picard
Pirahã
Plautdietsch
Polish
Portuguese
Pothohari
Pradhan
Puelche
Puma
Punjabi or Gurmukhi
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Q
Qashqai or Ghashghai
Quechua
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R
Rajasthani
Réunion Creole
Romanian
Romansh
Romany
Romblomanon
Rotokas
Russian
Ruthenian
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S
Salar
Samoan
Sandawe
Sango
Sanskrit
Santali
Sara
Saramaccan
Sardinian
Sarikoli
Saurashtra
Savara
Savi
Sawai
Scottish Gaelic
Selkup
Semnani
Senaya
Serbian
Serbo-Croatian
Sesotho
Seychellois Creole
Shimaore
Shina
Shona
Shor
Shughni
Shumashti
Shuswap
Sicilian
Sidamo
Sika
Silesian
Silt'e
Sindhi
Sinhalese
Sioux
Siraiki
Sivandi
Skolt Sami
Slavey
Slovak
Slovene
Soddo
Somali
Sonjo
Sonsorolese
Soqotri
Sora
Sorbian, Lower
Sorbian, Upper
Sourashtra
Southern Sami
South Estonian
Southern Yukaghir
Spanish
Sranan Tongo
St'at'imcets or Lillooet
Sucite
Suba
Sundanese
Supyire
Surigaonon
Susu
Svan
Swahili
Swazi
Swedish
Syriac
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T
Tabasaran
Tachelhit
Tagalog
Tahitian
Tajik
Takestani
Talysh
Tamil
Tanacross
Tarifit
Tati
Tatar
Tausug
Tehuelche
Telugu
Tetum
Tepehua language
Tepehuán
Thai
Tharu
Tibetan
Tigre
Tigrinya
Tiv
Tlingit
Tobian
Toda
Tok Pisin
Tokelauan
Tonga
Tongan
Torwali or Turvali
Tregami
Tsat
Tsez
Tshiluba
Tsimshian
Tsonga
Tswana
Tamasheq
Tulu
Tumbuka
Tupiniquim
Turkish
Turkmen
Turoyo
Tuvaluan
Tuvan
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U
Udihe
Udmurt or Votyak
Ukrainian
Ulch
Unserdeutsch
Upper Sorbian
Urdu
Uripiv
Urum
Ute
Uyghur
Uzbek
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V
Vafsi
Valencian
Vasi-vari
Venda
Venetian
Veps
Vietnamese
Võro
Votian
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W
Waddar
Waigali
Waima
Wakhi
Walloon
Waray-Waray
Washo
Welsh
Western Neo-Aramaic
Wolane
Wolof
Wu
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X
Xhosa
Xiang
Xibe
Xipaya
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Y
Yaaku language
Yaeyama language
Yakut
Yankunytjatjara language
Yanomami
Yanyuwa
Yapese
Yaqui
Yauma
Yavapai
Yazdi
Yemenite Hebrew
Yeni language
Yevanic language
Yi language
Yiddish
Yogur
Yokutsan languages
Yonaguni language
Yorùbá language
Yucatec Maya language
Yuchi language
Yugur
Yukaghir languages
Yupik language
Yurats language
Yurok language
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Z
Záparo
Zapotec
Zazaki
Zhuang
Zoque
Zulu
Zuñi
Zway
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There are many more dialects and languages spoken around some parts of the world, but these are the most common ones.