Languages:Facts - Study Notes for Exams- PSC,SSC,UPSC



  • The most widely spoken language in the world is Mandarin Language(China)
  • English is the official language of more countries than any other language.
  • Spanish is spoken in South and Central American Countries, Spain, Cuba etc.
  • Russian is spojen not only in Russia, but also in Belarus, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia etc.
  • Arabic, one of the oldest language is spoken in the Middle East.
  • In 1973 Arabic was made the sixth official language of United Nations.
  • Portugese is the official language of Brazil.
  • French often called most romantic language in the world.
  • French is spoken in countries like Belgium, Benin, Algeria, Andora, Gabon, Haiti, France etc.
  • There are 24 working languages of the European Union.
  • United States has no official language at the federal level.
  • Hindi is the fourth most spoken language in the world.
  • Bengali is seventh most spoken language in the world.


Hindi Divas- 14 September 
Hindi Divas  is an annual literary-day celebrated on in Hindi speaking regions of India and other countries where Hindi speaking population is present.


Official Language of UN.
 There are six official languages . They are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.


Official Languages of Indian Neighbouring countries

Pakistan-  Urdu, English
Bangladesh - Bengali
China - Mandarin
Nepal -  Nepali
Myanmar- Burmese
Sri Lanka - Sinhala, Tamil
Afghanistan - Pashto, Dari

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