There Are at Least 7,102 Known Languages Alive in the World Today

  • There are at least 7,102 known languages alive in the world today.
  • This map shows the 23 languages that are a mother tongue for more than 50 million people and make up the native tongue of 4.1 billion people.
  • The different color of the countries shows how languages, the method of human communication, have taken root in many different regions.

Source:Bank of America Merill Lynch