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The World Population - By Language and Religion

PUBLISHED BY: SURENDER KUMAR
OCTOBER 25, 2012

   
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                                             The World Population - By Language and Religion

 

RELIGION

POPULATION

 

GLOBAL RANK

Christianity

210 Crore

1

 

Islam

 

130 Crore

 

2

Secular / Atheist

 

110 Crore

 

3

Hinduism

 

90 Crore

 

4

Chinese traditional religions

 

39. 4 Crore

 

5

Buddhism

 

37. 6 Crore

 

6

Sikhism

 

2.3 Crore

 

9

Baha’i

 

0.7 Crore

13

Jainism

 

0.42 Crore

 

14

  

Despite thousands of living languages, most of them struggle to flourish, with few speakers compared with those of other, major tongues. Apart from these mainstream languges, there are numerous dialects, which are quitepopular in limited araes. The experts opine that between 50 - 90 % of all languages will disappear by the end of this century. A language requires a minimum of 1 lakh speakers to survive.

 

 

    LANGUAGE

      SPEAKERS

    GLOBAL              RANK

 

Chinese

24. 45 Crores

1

 

Spanish

18. 2 Crores

2

 

English

 

18.1 Crores

3

Arabic

 

17.8 Crores

4

Hindi

14.4 Crores

5

 

Bengali

12.2 Crores

6

 

 



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