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Linguistic Families

World Distribution of languages according to the language family to they belong.


International languages

Languages that are used globally, in greater or lesser degree, for diplomacy and business, are generally known as international languages.

The languages that have a higher international status are English, French, Spanish and Arabic. Also is Russian in the area of the former Soviet Union. The Portuguese also can be considered, in a lesser degree, because of its former colonies. Sometimes Chinese is also included in this group, due to its large volume of speakers and its rising influence, especially in Asia.