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Less than 5% of the world’s population speaks English. Connecting brands with the 95% of people who don’t speak English is what we do here at Brightlines. Search to find information about some of the most popular languages to work with.

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Afrikaans

One of the official languages of South Africa, Afrikaans is spoken by around 10 million people worldwide, the majority of which reside in South Africa.

Albanian

Spoken by just over 7.5 million people, Albanian is the official language of Albania and Kosovo, which is where most of its speakers reside.

American English

Spoken by around 250 million Americans, American English is very similar to British English but has its own distinct identity.

Arabic

One of the official languages of the United Nations (UN), Arabic is spoken by around 300 million people worldwide.

Azerbaijani

Spoken by around 35 million people, including residents of Azerbaijan, Azerbaijani is also used in Russia, Georgia and Armenia.

Belarusian

Spoken by around 35 million people, including residents of Azerbaijan, Azerbaijani is also used in Russia, Georgia and Armenia.

Bengali

Estimated to be the around the sixth most spoken ‘first language’ in the world, there are over 200 million Bengali speakers worldwide.

Bosnian

Bosnian emerged as a distinct language after the break up of Yugoslavia in the 1990s. An official language of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1994, along with

Brazilian Portuguese

With almost 200 million Brazilian Portuguese speakers in Brazil, there are more Portuguese speakers in Brazil than in the language’s ‘home nation’, Portugal.

Bulgarian

Spoken by more than 9 million people worldwide, Bulgarian uses the Cyrillic alphabet and played a key part in spreading this alphabet to other Slavic

Catalan

One of the official languages of Catalonia, an autonomous community in the north east of Spain, Catalan is very closely related to Provençal and Castilian

Chinese

Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world and one of the six official languages of the United Nations. Chinese has around 1.3

Croatian

Spoken by about 6 million people worldwide, Croatian sits in the South Slavic language group and shares many similarities with Serbian.

Czech

Spoken by approximately 13 million people worldwide, Czech sits in the Western Slavic language family.

Danish

Spoken by approximately 6 million people, Danish is a Germanic language and descends from Old Norse.

Dutch

With around 28 million Dutch speakers living worldwide, Dutch is a language that international businesses should not choose to ignore.

English

Translating your content into English can enable you to reach out to the 320 million English speakers all over the world.

Estonian

As well as the 1 million Estonian speakers in Estonia, where it is the official language, Estonian is also used in Finland.

Finnish

The official language of Finland, Finnish is spoken by approximately 6 million people worldwide.

Flemish

Flemish is very closely related to Dutch and generally regarded as the Belgium variant of the Dutch language, spoken mainly in Belgium, but also in France.

French

An official language of the United Nations, there are approximately 115 million French speakers worldwide, mainly in France, the Central African Republic, Switzerland and Canada.

German

One of the most widely spoken languages in the European Union, German is the official language of Austria, Germany and Liechtenstein.

Greek

The official language of Greece and one of the official languages of Cyprus, Greek is spoken by around 13 million people worldwide.

Hebrew

One of the oldest living languages, Hebrew is probably most well-known for being the language of the Jewish or Hebrew bible.

Hindi

Hindi, one of the official languages of India, is spoken as a first language by an impressive 425 million people worldwide.

Hungarian

Spoken by 15 million people worldwide, Hungarian is the official language of Hungary and is also spoken in Austria, Slovenia and Ukraine.

Icelandic

The official language of Iceland, Icelandic is part of the Indo-European language family and is closely related to Faroese and Norwegian.

Indonesian

Mainly used in Indonesia, the Indonesian language is commonly utilised as a way to communicate in a country where many different languages occur together.

Italian

Only becoming the standard version of Italian that we know today in 1861, Italian is spoken by 62 million people worldwide.

Japanese

Japanese is spoken by approximately 127 million people worldwide, the vast majority of which reside in Japan, where it is the official language.

Kazakh

An official language of Kazakhstan, Kazakh is spoken by over 10 million people worldwide, many of whom reside in Kazakhstan itself.

Korean

The official language of both North and South Korea, Korean is spoken by approximately 74 million people worldwide.

Kurdish

Spoken by the Kurds, one of the largest ethnic groups in the world, the Kurdish language is used by around 16 million people.

Latvian

Spoken by around 1.5 million people, primarily based in Latvia, Latvian is known as a Baltic language.

Lithuanian

Spoken by around 1.5 million people, primarily based in Latvia, Latvian is known as a Baltic language.

Macedonian

Macedonian, the official language of Macedonia, is spoken by 3 million people worldwide and is one of the most controversial languages in the world.

Malay

With 40 million Malay speakers throughout Malaysia, Indonesia, Maluka, Kalimantan and Thailand, Malay is a key language for any international business.

Marathi

Predominantly spoken in Maharashtra and the neighbouring states, there are approximately 72 million speakers of the Marathi language in India.

Norwegian

Considered by some linguists to be one of the easiest languages for English speakers to learn, there are around 5 million people who speak Norwegian

Polish

The official language of Poland, Polish is also spoken by large communities of Polish people in countries such as Germany, Canada and Argentina.

Portuguese

Spoken by around 203 million people worldwide, only a small proportion of Portuguese speakers actually live in Portugal.

Punjabi

Spoken by communities throughout India, Afghanistan, Canada, the United Arab Emirates and the UK, Punjabi has approximately 90 million speakers worldwide.

Romanian

One of the official languages of the European Union, Romanian is the only member of the Romance language family now spoken in Eastern Europe.

Russian

The most widely used of all the Slavic languages, Russian is spoken by approximately 150 million people worldwide.

Serbian

A Slavic language family member, Serbian is spoken by approximately 7 million people in Serbia, as well as countries such as Albania, Macedonia and Turkey.

Slovak

Classified as a Western Slavic language, Slovak is spoken by around 5 million people, who are mainly based in Slovakia.

Slovenian

One of the official languages of the European Union, Slovenian is spoken by approximately 5 million people, the majority of which live in Slovenia.

Somali

A member of the Afro-Asiatic language family, the Somali language has historically been influenced by a wide range of languages, including English.

Spanish

The official language of Spain, Spanish is spoken in a wide range of countries throughout the world including Andorra, Argentina and the United States.

Swedish

Spoken by approximately 10 million speakers worldwide, mostly based in Sweden, Swedish can also be understood by Norwegian and Danish speakers.

Tamil

An official language of Singapore and Sri Lanka, Tamil is also used in India, as well as regions of Malaysia, Mauritius and Reunion.

Telugu

Telugu is spoken in India by 79 million people. Telugu is the primary language in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Yanam district of Puducherry.

Thai

Thai is spoken exclusively in Thailand, by approximately 60 million people.

Turkish

The official language of Turkey, Turkish is also used in countries such as Bulgaria, Cyprus and Greece.

Ukrainian

The official language of Ukraine, but also used by some communities in Poland and Slovakia, Ukrainian is spoken by around 40 million people worldwide.

Urdu

Spoken by an estimated 100 million people worldwide, Urdu is an official language of Pakistan, together with English.

Vietnamese

The official language of Vietnam, Vietnamese has around 70 million speakers worldwide, with minority populations in Cambodia and China.

Welsh

At Brightlines our Welsh translation services provide accurate and culturally relevant translations for government departments, global corporations and many smaller companies located throughout the world.

Xhosa

Recognised as an official language of South Africa and a minority language of Lesotho, Xhosa is spoken by approximately 8 million people.

Yoruba

An official language of Nigeria, Yoruba is spoken by approximately 20 million people in Nigeria and, to a lesser extent, in Benin.

Zulu

Zulu is one of South Africa’s eleven official languages. It is spoken by around 10 million people worldwide, the majority of whom reside in South Africa.

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