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There are 7,000 languages in use around the world - this is why they matter

2,895 languages are endangered today. Still, many endangered cross-border languages manage to thrive, promoting peace. Image: Unsplash/Andrew Stutesman

Sean Fleming

Senior Writer, Formative Content

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Number of countries that speak certain languages Image: Washington Post/Ethnologue
English is by far the most common studied foreign language in the world.
Languages studied around the world Image: Washington Post
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