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Cardinal Mezzofanti (1774-1849), an Italian cardinal spoke more than 38 languages fluently. He never left Italy but could speak all the languages without accent.



Ethnologue estimates that there are 6909 living languages in the World. 

According to Ethnologue the world's top 5 most spoken languages are:

1. Chinese (1213 million)

2. Spanish (329 million)

3. English (328 million)

4. Arabic (221 million)

5. Hindi (182 million)


According to Council of Europe:

"Russia (148 million inhabitants) has by far the highest number of languages spoken on its territory: from 130 to 200 depending on the criteria."

"The non-European languages most widely used on European territory are Arabic, Chinese and Hindi, each with its own writing system."

According to

"Victor Hugo's 'Les Miserable' contains one of the longest sentences in the French language with 823 words without a period."

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