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Ranked: The countries with the most linguistic diversity

An island in Papua New Guinea, the most linguistically diverse country in the world. Image: Unsplash/Ganda Lukman

Carmen Ang

Writer, Visual Capitalist

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These are the countries with the most linguistic diversity. Image: Visual Capitalist

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Papua New Guinea is the most linguistically diverse country, despite its relatively small population. Image: Visual Capitalist, Ethnologue
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