Infographics of world’s spoken languages

I’ve been researching on infographics and though I’m not usually a let’s simplify the-message-kinds, that is how it seems the world is going.

So it was a pleasure when I found this beautiful infographic created for South China Morning Post, on my timeline the other day. I shared it immediately, but wanted to keep it here, on my blog, to see, ponder on and know how languages travel through the world and through our heads and kind of change us in little ways. And how powerful that is. languages

“There are at least 7,102 known languages alive in the world today. Twenty-three of these languages are a mother  tongue for more than 50 million people. The 23 languages make up the native tongue of 4.1 billion people. We represent each language within black borders and then provide the numbers of native speakers (in millions)  by country. The colour of these countries shows how languages have taken root in many different regions”

See in detail, on the SCMP website