Go on a journey through the history of languages with this infographic from Word.Tips that shares the 100 most-spoken languages in the world. Did you know that a majority of the more than 7,000 languages in the world stem from just eleven ancient languages? Explore the language origin tree of these eleven and see which commonly spoken languages evolved from each of them.
They are a great representation of how different cultures have grown and evolved over many years, and the massive amount of languages that now exist thanks to having a world population of over 7.5 billion people! Would you be surprised to learn that Dutch and Afrikaans have a similar lineage? Or that English, Bavarian, and Swedish all stem from the same Germanic language of long ago?
While many of today’s languages share roots with a wide variety of others, only two, Japanese and Hungarian, find themselves alone in their language origin tree. What does the lineage of your language look like?
infographic by: word.tips