Was French ever the international language


The most important characteristic of world languages ​​is the high number of speakers, both as mother tongue and foreign language. World languages ​​are therefore the most widely spoken languages ​​in the world.

Sometimes the geographical distribution of a language is also seen as an important characteristic of a world language. According to this theory, there are only 5 world languages: English, Spanish, French, Arabic and Portuguese. Only these languages ​​are namely in states several continents used as official languages.

The international importance A world language is the question of the extent to which this language is used as a lingua franca in international contacts and in business, science and culture.

As the languages ​​Hindi, Bengali, Japanese and Korean only Rare are used as international lingua franca, these languages ​​are not regarded by many as world languages ​​despite the large number of speakers.

Wikipedia also has a good article on world languages.

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