A great number of languages, especially in the Americas, have vanished over the centuries. Over 300 languages are currently on the verge of extinction. Furthermore, 90 percent of present languages are expected to disappear by the end of this century. Some languages have only a handful of speakers left, unlike the 10 most prominent which are listed as follows (parentheses indicate the number of native speakers): Chinese (1200m), Arabic (422m), Hindi (366m), English (341m), Spanish (335m), Bengali (207m), Portuguese (176m), Russian (167m), Japanese (125m), German (100m).
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