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The world’s languages captured in 6 charts

Auberle of Duden editorial poses with the latest edition of Germany's leading dictionary Duden in Mannheim.  Anette Auberle of Duden editorial poses with the latest edition of Germany's leading dictionary Duden in Mannheim August 25, 2004. Two of Germany's biggest news publishers earlier this month said they would abandon new spelling rules that millions of schoolchildren have learned since 1998, rekindling a long-running battle over the German language. REUTERS/Alex Grimm - RTR97O7

There are around 6,000 living languages in the world today Image: REUTERS/Alex Grimm

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