How Many People Speak Spanish As First Language In The World?


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Spanish is not the most spoken language, Chinese is, and whilst English is the de facto lingua franca of the business world, in fact it ranks fourth behind Chinese, Hindi, and Spanish.    So about a billion people speak Spanish. Yet more than a billion speak English too, but not all of them as a mother tongue, or first language, but as a second language.    Spanish is spoken as a first language across South America, and large parts of the U.S.A. It is also spoken in Spain, its original country, and in other pockets across the world.    Spanish is a Latin language, or romance language by classification, whilst English is Germanic.
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awawa tokyo
awawa tokyo commented
hi, i am quite surprised that 1 billion people speak spanish as their mother tongue, its a lot!

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