Which languages are spoken the most?

Almost 900 million people speak Chinese, which is the most widely spoken language of the world. Russian is at the second place followed by English. German, with around 100 million people speaking it, is at the tenth place. Many countries such as Germany or Norway generally speak only one language; in India hundreds of languages are spoken. If a country remains under a foreign influence for too long, native languages can die out. In Wales, which is a part of Great Britain, this almost happened because; barring a few adults, people could speak only English. Schools and radio programmes are now promoting the native language Celtic ‘Welsh’.