Which languages rule the internet?

Joe Myers
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Google recognises the most languages, across its Translate and Search services – with 348 languages supported on Google Search.

The following infographic from Statista explores how some of the world’s biggest websites deal with the globe’s linguistic diversity.

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Source: Statista

In terms of social media websites, Facebook recognises the most languages – some 120 in 2015. These include Afrikaans, Albanian and Azerbaijani through to Turkish and Vietnamese. Next is Twitter, with 48 languages in 2015, while LinkedIn only supports 24 languages – just 0.3% of the world’s total.

Wikipedia sits in between Google and Facebook, with 290 languages recognised.

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Author: Joe Myers is a Digital Content Producer at Formative Content.

Image: An employee types on a computer keyboard with both Latin and Cyrillic letters. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov 

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