Dec 23, 2010

We can't think of any language other than English to top this chart. The reason is English is the official or second largest spoken langugae in most of the leading economies and its the language which has got most number of websites on internet than any other language in the world. The second position is held by the country with the maximum population in the world. Not only because of population but also because of its literacy rate China is sustaining at the second spot. The other major languages are Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese, German, Arabic, French, Russian and Korean. These are the languages that occupy the top ten places. The data from the figure shows that around 83% of the sites belong to these ten languages. If you closely observe, the top two languages alone contribute to around 50% of the websites on internet in the world. If you consider the top 5 languages in the list then about 70% of the websites are covered in these five languages. Whatever the language they use on internet, if there is a translation option embedded in the website for major languages in the world then I think lot of people could benefit from foreign language websites also. 



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