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These secret documents produced by the CIA's CHECKPOINT Identity and Travel Intelligence Program, made for CIA operatives on how to deal with secondary security checks at airports, as they travel to and from covert CIA operations in and out of Europe using false ID. We include the various border-control and watchlist systems, and we explain what border officials are trained to look for in travelers.

For Dummies is an extensive series of instructional/reference books which are intended to present non-intimidating guides for readers who are new to the various topics covered. There are more than around 2,500 for dummies titles in total, and 200 million dummies books have been printed. For example: Windows for Dummies, that are the biggest and best-selling computer book of all times, sold over 15 million paperbook prints.

Even though Ukraine ranks at the bottom of the GDP tables, there is a huge underground economy that explains the surprising displays of wealth I encountered. I saw more new Mercedes-Benz in Kharkiv, Ukraine, than in Washington DC. With no shortage of guys making the money or drinks rain in the club. Much of the money circulating in this country is not officially counted by their government. Roads look like they’ve been bombed out by American drones, but you’ll still find sparkling clean BMWs and Mercedes cars with drivers who are texting on their newest smartphone. Health care is a joke. Many doctors getting their degrees through bribery (..because in Ukraine you can pay for good grades). The police are more likely to fleece you than protect you. Salaries are low. And the Turk's and middle-east Arabians go to Ukraine for pure sex tourism. Which is of course not popular among the general Ukranian population at all. So if you are a normal tourist, these people might dislike you at first sight. Because it's not obvious what you are doing in their country at anytime or at all, thanks to those 'other tourists', and the Russian military.
As a man or western tourist - you got to get that before visiting Ukraine.
Ukraine lacks the experimentation or capitalist mindset where things are hopefully or gradually improved over time.
They just keep doing what they’ve always been doing.
— I think that was it. Hello Ukraine! :-)


The 45 minute documentary about the Unites States Air Force One Presidential Aircraft!




The video shows how the United States President travels and we thought it could be nice to include it on our travel part of the website.



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Africa is a continent with a very high linguistic diversity, there are an estimated 1500-2000 African languages. giving approximately 140 major languages with some eleven millions speakers scattered in Central and Eastern Africa. Here you find some language books for learning Ethiopic, Somali, Yoruba, Oromo, Xhosa and Shona. And we also have one book about Egyptian hieroglyphs here. Afroasiatic languages have over 495 million speakers, the fourth largest number of any language family.



With about 7 million native speakers in South Africa, or 13.5% of the population, it is the third-most-spoken language in the country. The language has an extra 13.3 million L2 speakers. Afrikaans is a West Germanic language spoken in South Africa, Namibia and, to a lesser extent, Botswana and Zimbabwe. The language evolved from the Dutch vernacular of South Holland (Hollandic dialect) spoken by the Dutch settlers and spread to the people of colour associated with them, in what is now known as South Africa.The language gradually began to develop distinguishing characteristics in the course of the 18th century.

5.4 million speakers in Balcan. Albanian is the official language of Albania and Kosovo and a co-official language in North Macedonia,.It is also the home language of some minorities living in Italy, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia.
The language is spoken by approximately 7 million people, primarily in Albania, Kosovo, Greece, Italy, North Macedonia and Montenegro. However, due to the large Albanian diaspora, the worldwide total of speakers is much higher than in Southern Europe.

Number of speakers. About 1.4 million people speak Amdo Tibetan and most of these people do not speak or understand other dialects. Tibetan is officially divided into three dialects, corresponding to the three geographic and cultural areas of Tibet: Utsang (or Central), Khams and Amdo. The region of U and Tsang roughly matches the border of the Tibetan Autonomous Region, while Khams is split between parts of Qinghai, Sichuan, Gansu and Chamdo in the TAR. Amdo areas are also split between different provinces--Qinghai, Sichuan and Gansu.

The official language of Greece is Greek, and it's spoken by 99% of the population. The language is spoken by at least 13.2 million people today in Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Albania and Turkey. In addition, a number of non-official, minority languages and some Greek dialects are spoken as well. The most common foreign languages learned by the Greeks are English, German, French and Italian.
About 80 percent of the entries in any English dictionary are borrowed, mainly from Latin. But over 60 percent of all English words have Greek or Latin roots. In the vocabulary of the sciences and technology, the figure rises to over 90 percent.

Almost 262 million people use it as their first language. Many more people can also understand it, but not as a first language. It is written with the Arabic alphabet, which is written from right to left, like Hebrew. Since it is so widely spoken throughout the world, it is one of the six official languages of the UN, alongside English, Spanish, French, Russian, and Chinese.

Native speakers: 6.7 million. Armenia is a nation, and former Soviet republic, in the mountainous Caucasus region between Asia and Europe. The original Armenian name for the country was Hayk, later Hayastan. The ancient Armenian kingdom was split between the Byzantine and Sasanian Empires around the early 5th century. By the 19th century, Eastern Armenia had been conquered by the Russian Empire. After the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991, they became the Republic of Armenia. In the early 20th century, Armenians were victims of genocide inflicted on them by the Ottoman government in Turkey, where 1.5 million Armenians were killed and slaughtered, and many more Armenians were dispersed and fled throughout Syria and Lebanon.

Native speakers: 751,500 and about 1,185,500 passive speakers. Basque is a language spoken in the Basque Country, which is a region between the westernmost Pyrenees in adjacent parts of northern Spain to southwestern France. Linguistically, Basque is unrelated to any other languages of Europe and is a isolated language not related to any other known living language. The Basque people are ancestors of, and primarily inhabit, the Basque Country. The Basque language is spoken by 28.4% (751,500) of all Basques in all territories. Of these, 93.2% (700,300) are in the Spanish area of the Basque Country and the remaining 6.8% (51,200) are in the French part.

With approximately 228 million native speakers and another 37 million as second language speakers, Bengali is the seventh most spoken language by total number of speakers in the world. Bengali,also known by its endonym Bangla. It is the official and most widely spoken language of Bangladesh and second most widely spoken of the 22 languages of India, right behind Hindi.



We hope we have added an important tool in the continuing search for a way to make man better understood by his fellow men and to promote understanding among all men (and women of course). The process of the overall communication will be enhanced by the understanding and analysis of the gestures that we make. This is a fine library of body language books. Please look at it.



Brazilian Portuguese is a set of dialects of the Portuguese language used mostly in Brazil. It is spoken by virtually all of the 205 million inhabitants of Brazil. Brazilian linguists estimate that around 1,200 Brazilian native languages have disappeared since the arrival of the Portuguese in 1500. Nowadays, highly unequal income distribution and crime remain pressing problems in this area.

Speakers Bulgarian: 8 millions. Macedonian: 2.5 millions. In the 6th to 3rd century BC this region was a battleground for Thracians, Persians, Celts and ancient Macedonians. Stability came when the Roman Empire conquered the region in AD 45. In 1946 Bulgaria became a part of the Soviet-led Eastern Bloc. The ruling Communist Party gave up its political monopoly after the revolutions of 1989 and allowed multi-party elections, and Bulgaria then transitioned into a democracy and a market-based economy.

Native speakers: 33 million. Second language: 10 million. The British separated Burma Province from British India in 1937. They also granted the colony a new constitution calling for a fully elected assembly, with many powers given to the Burmese, but this proved to be a divisive issue as some Burmese felt that this was a ploy to exclude them from any further Indian reforms.The ruling military junta changed its name from Burma to Myanmar in 1989, a year after thousands were killed in the suppression of a popular uprising. Rangoon also became Yangon. The Adaptation of Expression Law also introduced English language names for other towns, some of which were not ethnically Burmese.

Native speakers: 4.1 million; Total number of speakers: More than 10 million. Catalan is a Western Romance language derived from Vulgar Latin and named after the medieval Principality of Catalonia, in northeastern modern Spain. It is the only official language of Andorra, and a co-official language of the Spanish autonomous communities of Catalonia, the Balearic Islands and Valencia. By the 9th century, Catalan had evolved from Vulgar Latin on both sides of the eastern end of the Pyrenees, as well as the territories of the Roman province of Hispania Tarraconensis to the south.

Chinese native speakers are over 1.2 billion! Mandarin is the official language of China. (It’s also referred to as Standard Chinese or Putonghua.) But that doesn’t mean Mandarin is the only language in China. Far from it! While the many varieties of spoken Chinese are often called “dialects,” many of them are different enough to be languages in their own right. When you look at all of the Chinese languages together, the number of speakers becomes even more staggering: about 1.2 billion native speakers, or around 16% of the world’s population.

Croatian is a South Slavic language spoken by about 5.5 million people, mainly in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Serbian province of Vojvodina and the neighbouring countries. The Croatian Latin alphabet was mostly designed in 1835 by Ljudevit Gaj, a Croatian linguist, based on the Czech and Polish alphabets. Today his alphabet (see above pic) is used in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia, and variations of his alphabet are used for Slovene and Macedonian.

Native speakers 10.7 million. On the January 1st, 1993, the peaceful separation from the country Czechoslovakia into the Czech and Slovak Republics took place. Before the split, all news was broadcasted in both Czech and Slovak, all films and movies were screened in both languages, and several generations of Czechs and Slovaks grew up with a second language. Spoken by over 10 million people, Czech today serves as the official language of the Czech Republic. Czech is closely related to Slovak, to the point of mutual intelligibility to a very high degree. Like other Slavic languages, Czech is a fusional language with a rich system of morphology and relatively flexible word order.

Danish is a North Germanic language spoken by around six million people, principally in Denmark and in the region of Southern Schleswig in northern Germany, where it has minority language status. Also, minor Danish-speaking communities are found in Norway, Sweden, Spain, the United States, Canada, Brazil, and Argentina.
Due to immigration and language shift in urban areas, around 15–20% of the population of Greenland speak Danish as their first language.

Native speakers: 23 million; Total speakers: 28 million (2018). It is the third most widely spoken Germanic language, after its close relatives English and German. Dutch is a West Germanic language. It's spoken by the majority of people in the Netherlands, where it is the sole official language and it's also spoken in Belgium, where it is one of three official national languages.

Egyptian hieroglyphs were the formal and only writing system in the era of Egyptian Pharaos and it has 1070 distinct symbolic pictures of life. Hieroglyphs are written in rows or columns and can be read from left to right or from right to left. You can distinguish the direction in which the text is to be read because the human or animal figures always face towards the beginning of the line. With the final closing of non-Christian temples by the Roman empire in the 5th century, the knowledge of hieroglyphic writing and how to understand it, was lost forever (or for the next 1400 years).

1.8 billion people knows much or a little English. English was first spoken in early medieval England and eventually became a global lingua franca. The history of the English language really started with the arrival of three Germanic tribes who invaded Britain during the 5th century AD. These tribes, the Angles, the Saxons and the Jutes, crossed the North Sea from what today is Denmark and northern Germany. The land is named after the Angles since the area later took their country name, England (Angland). In English, there are more than a million total words, about 170,000 words in current use, and 20,000-30,000 words are used by each individual person.



There are 40 million European Portuguese speakers. Portugal's wealthiest colony, Brazil, got it's independence in 1822. A 1910 revolution in Portugal said bye-bye to the monarchy, and for the next six decades, repressive governments ran the country. Until 1974, when a left-wing military coup installed broad democratic reforms, and the following year, 1975, Portugal granted independence to all of its African colonies.

Finnish is spoken by about five million people, most of whom reside in Finland. There are also notable Finnish-speaking minorities in Sweden, Norway, Russia, Estonia, Brazil, Canada, and the United States. The majority of the population of Finland, 90.37% as of 2010, speak Finnish as their first language. The remainder speak Swedish (5.42%), Sami (Northern, Inari, Skolt) and other languages. It is spoken as a second language in Estonia by about 167,000 people.

There are an estimated 274 million French speakers around the world. French is an official language in 29 countries across multiple different continents. Native speakers= 76.8 million. French is a Romance language of the Indo-European family. It descended from the Vulgar Latin of the Roman Empire, as did all Romance languages. French evolved from Gallo-Romance, the spoken Latin in Gaul, and more specifically in Northern Gaul. Its closest relatives are the other langues d'oïl—languages historically spoken in northern France and in southern Belgium, which French (Francien) has largely supplanted.

Speakers: 95 million. German (or Deutsch) is a West Germanic language that is mainly spoken in Central Europe. It is the most widely spoken and official or co-official language in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, South Tyrol (Italy), the German-speaking Community of Belgium, and Liechtenstein. It is also one of the three official languages of Luxembourg and a co-official language in the Opole Voivodeship in Poland. The languages which are most similar to German are the other members of the West Germanic language branch: Afrikaans, Dutch, English, the Frisian languages, Low German/Low Saxon, Luxembourgish, and Yiddish.

Today Hebrew is spoken by some 5 million people mainly in Israel, where it is an official language along with Arabic. and a further 2 million people speak the language in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Palestinian West Bank and Gaza, Panama, the UK and USA. Modern Hebrew became an official language in British-ruled Palestine in 1921 (along with English and Arabic), and then in 1948 became an official language of the newly declared State of Israel. Hebrew is the most widely spoken language in Israel today.




Hindi native speakers: 425 million. Urdu native speakers: 70 million. Hindi is written in the Devanagari script and uses more Sanskrit words, and Urdu is written in the Perso-Arabic script and uses more Arabic and Persian words. Hindi is the most commonly used official language in India. Urdu —or, more precisely, Modern Standard Urdu—is a Persianised standard register of the Hindustani language. It is the official national language and lingua franca of Pakistan.

Speakers: 13 million. Hungary became a Christian kingdom in 1000 AD. The country fell under foreign communist rule during the Second World War. In 1956, Hungary initiated an uprising and announced a withdrawal from the Warsaw Pact. Moscow of course responded with military force. Hungary held its first free political election in 1990 and also initiated a new market economy. They joined NATO in 1999 and joined the EU in 2004. The Hungarian language is written with the Latin alphabet, but some letters have accents (dots or commas above them), so while the English alphabet has only 26 letters, the Hungarian language has 44.



Native speakers 360,000. Icelandic is the main language in Iceland. It is the official language and almost everything in Iceland takes place in Icelandic. Icelandic is taught in school, the news is told in Icelandic, newspapers are in Icelandic and the Senate takes place in Icelandic. Icelandic is the most similar language to the old Norse-language as it has been the least influenced by neighboring countries and visitors. At least until now.

Irish was the only language spoken in Ireland until the 17th century, but the dominance of English and the effects of 19th-century potato famines and emigration led to a sharp decline in the population. Today, Irish is spoken as a first language by a small minority of the population of Ireland. The main concentrations of native Irish speakers are scattered along the west coast of Ireland. An Irish-speaking area is called Gaeltacht. When the Republic of Ireland was established in 1922, Irish was adopted as an official language, along with English.

Italians speak Italian. Approximately 63 million people in the world speak Italian as their mother language or first langauge. An additional 3 million people widespread throughout 29 countries speaks Italian as a secondary language. Various statistical resources differs slightly between them, but they show that Italian are among the 20 most-spoken languages in the world, at the last place in the top 20 list - IE. number 20.

Japanese is spoken by 128 million people. There are over 127 million people living in Japan (127,368,088), and they are the tenth largest population on this planet. The most common crimes in Japan includes stealing a bicycle or the umbrellas left outside the convenience stores. Tourists remain pretty safe from violent crimes. Smoke from the electricity and heat power plants contributing to Japan's air pollution, sometimes gives them an acid rain. There are over 50,000 people living in Japan - that are over 100 years old, and Japan also have more than 3000 McDonald’s restaurants if you get hungry while staying there. They also have a lot of warm food vending machines.

The official languages of Kazakhstan are Kazakh with 11.7 million speakers around the country and Russian which is spoken by 6,230,000 people. Both Kazakh and Russian are used on equal grounds. In 1997 Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev moved the capital from Almaty in the southeast of the country to the newly-named Astana (previously it was called Akmola), which was then an empty patch of land by the Ishim River best known as a former gulag prison camp for the wives of Soviet traitors.

Klingon is a constructed language meant for a television series called Star Trek. The Klingons were created by screenwriter Gene L. Coon, and first appeared in the Star Trek episode "Errand of Mercy" (1967). They were named after Lieutenant Wilbur Clingan, who served with Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry in the Los Angeles Police Department. It is the only language that we have that did not develop naturally. Only a few people can understand the Klingon language well enough to speak in it or to actually terrify 'some or anyone' by using it with a perfect vocabulary. Klingon consists of around ~3000 thousand words. Our estimated figures shows that only 20, or up to 30 people, here on Earth, can speak it fluently.

Korean, known in the language itself as Kugo, is the language of the Korean Peninsula in northeast Asia. In the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK, or North Korea) there are 20 million speakers and in the Republic of Korea (ROK, or South Korea) there are 42 million speakers. Korean is also spoken by almost 2 million people in China, mainly in provinces bordering North Korea. There are approximately half a million speakers in Japan and Russia, as well as significant numbers in the United States (over 600,000) with large communities on the west coast and in New York. Other communities are found in Singapore, Thailand, Guam, and Paraguay. The total number of speakers is 72 million (Grimes 1992).

The three Kurdish languages are Kurmanji, Sorani, and Southern Kurdish. Native speakers: 30 million. Before August 2002, the Turkish government placed severe restrictions on the use of Kurdish, prohibiting the language in education and broadcast media.

Catholic priest Father Foster estimates the number of fluent Latin speakers to no more than 100. Latin was originally spoken in the area around Rome, known as Latium. Latin is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages. Latin has contributed many words to the English language. How many Latin words are there? Around 200, 000. By contrast the English language has about 750,000–1 million (no-one has counted them all), and Latin words have many different meanings originating in which context they are used. In particular, Latin (and also ancient Greek) roots are used in a lot of English descriptions in theology, most sciences, medicines, and § law & justice.

Spanish or Castilian as it is also called, is a Western Romance language that originated in the Castile region of Spain and today gets spoken by more than 437 million people in the Americas and Spain. It qualifies as second on the list of biggest languages by number of native speakers after Mandarin Chinese. Nowadays five languages are spoken in Spain: Galician- Portuguese, Spanish (Castilian), Basque, Catalan and Occitan (aranès). Spanish (Castilian): It is the official language in all over the country. English is the second most-spoken language in Spain. A study says that 27.7% of the Spanish people also talk English.

Lithuanian is a language spoken by about 4 million people and are not on the list of the 100 most spoken languages in the world. Lithuania is a country and also one of Europe’s Baltic states, and as the other Baltic states they are a former Soviet bloc nation, bordering Poland, Latvia and Belarus. Its capital, Vilnius, near the Belarus' border, is known for its medieval Old Town. Vilnius has kept an old Gothic, Renaissance and baroque architecture and a 18th-century cathedral. On the city hilltop you find the 'Gediminas' Tower', that acts as a symbol of their capital city and their nation, and it's position offers sweeping city overlook views and nature eyecatchers. The Lithuanian coastline towards the Baltic Sea is 90 km.

390,000 people speak Luxembourgish worldwide. The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg - a small country landlocked by Belgium, France and Germany - is a prominent financial center. With roots stretching back to the 10th century, Luxembourg's history is closely intertwined with that of its more powerful neighbors, especially Germany. The city contains Luxembourg Castle, established by the Franks in the Early Middle Ages, where a settlement developed.


As of January 2019, Luxembourg City had a population of 119,214, which is more than three times the population of the country's second most populous commune (Esch-sur-Alzette).


Indonesia is the fourth most populous nation in the world. Of its large population, the majority speak Indonesian, making it one of the most widely spoken languages in the world with 43 million native speakers and 156 million L2 speakers. Malay is spoken in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, East Timor, Singapore, parts of Thailand and southern Philippines. Indonesia regulates its own normative variety of Malay, while Malaysia and Singapore use the same standard.

Native speakers: 520,000. Malta has two official languages: Maltese and English, but Maltese is the national language. Until 1934, Italian was also official language in Malta. The country have been governed by so many different countries in the past, the Maltese population is often generally very good to converse in languages which are not native to their islands, mostly English and Italian. The Maltese language is written with a modified Latin Alphabet which includes the graphemes ż, ċ, ġ, ħ, and għ.

Native speakers 16 million 9 million L2 speakers. Background: In 1951, the Nepali monarch ended the century-old system of rule by hereditary premiers and instituted a cabinet system of government. Reforms in 1990 established a multiparty democracy within the framework of a constitutional monarchy. An insurgency led by Maoists broke out in 1996.

Norwegian (norsk) is a North Germanic language spoken mainly in Norway, where it is the official language. Along with Swedish and Danish, Norwegian forms a dialect continuum of more or less mutually intelligible local and regional varieties; some Norwegian and Swedish dialects, in particular, are very close. These Scandinavian languages, together with Faroese and Icelandic as well as some extinct languages, constitute the North Germanic languages. Faroese and Icelandic are not mutually intelligible with Norwegian in their spoken form because continental Scandinavian has diverged from them.

There are approximately 110 million Persian speakers worldwide, including Persians, Tajiks, Hazaras, Caucasian Tats and Aimaqs. The term Persophone might also be used to refer to a speaker of Persian.

Polish is a West Slavic language spoken in Poland. With 55 million speakers, it is the second largest Slavic language. In addition to Poland, where it is an official language, Polish is also spoken by significant minorities in Belarus, Lithuania, Ukraine, Germany and the United States. It is written with the Polish alphabet. Polish is considered to be one of the most difficult and hardest languages to learn. Some believe IT IS the hardest language to learn on Earth. It is the second widely used Slavic language after Russian and the largest West Slavic one in terms of the number of speakers. Learn Polish and you get other West-Slavonic languages almost for free: Czech, Slovak, Sorbian are closely-related languages.

Romanian is an Eastern Romance language spoken by approximately 26 million people as a native language, primarily in Romania and Moldova, and by another 4 million people as a second language. It is an official and national language of each of Romania and Moldova. In addition, it is also one of the official languages of the European Union.

With 155 million native speakers throughout central and Eastern Europe and in Russia, it's the eighth most common language in the world and the second most used in website content, after English. It was the de facto language of the Soviet Union until its dissolution on 25 December 1991. Russian is widely believed to be one of the most difficult languages among language experts to learn, BUT, you might be surprised to know that the Russian Cyrillic alphabet actually only takes 10 hours to learn. Learn Russian for free here!

Sanskrit (English: /ˈsænskrɪt/; Sanskrit: संस्कृतम्, romanized: saṃskṛtam, IPA: [ˈsɐ̃skr̩tɐm] is a language of ancient India with a 3,500-year history. It is the primary liturgical language of Hinduism and the predominant language of most works of Hindu philosophy as well as some of the principal texts of Buddhism and Jainism. Sanskrit, in its variants and numerous dialects, was the lingua franca of ancient and medieval India. In the early 1st millennium CE, along with Buddhism and Hinduism, Sanskrit migrated to Southeast Asia, parts of East Asia and Central Asia, emerging as a language of high culture and of local ruling elites in these regions.

Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It covers the northern third of the island Great Britain, which is the largest island in Europe. Most of Scotland is surrounded by the Atlantic but their south borders with England. 57,000 are fluent in Scottish Gaelic and another 87.000 are L2 speakers. In the year 1755, Gaelic speakers numbered 23% of the Scottish population, which shrunk to 4.5% in 1901, and 100 years later in 2001, to only 1.2%.

Estimates show that about 1% of the total population is born Deaf and another %-factor will become Deaf later in life. Those who are born Deaf, are the most likely to learn and speak a qualified Signed language. Learning to sign is easier than ever, thanks to the internet. The visual language, designed to aid the deaf or those that have hard to hear, is a set of gesticulations and hand movements that correspond to the spoken word. There are numerous ways to learn American Sign Language (ASL) outside the old classroom method.

Slovak is a Western Slavonic language spoken by about 5.6 million people in Slovakia and also in Canada, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Ukraine and the USA. Czechoslovakia became a democratic country 1993, but split up into two independent countries (Slovakia and Czech Republic). The Slovak and Czech languages have started to drift away from each other, though they are still very alike.

Slovene or Slovenian ( slovenski jezik or slovenščina) is a South Slavic language spoken by the Slovenes. It is spoken by about 2.5 million speakers worldwide, the majority of whom live in Slovenia, where it is the sole official language. As Slovenia is part of the European Union, Slovene is also one of its 24 official and working languages.

Around 5 million people speak Swahili as a native language, and a further 135 million speak is as a second language. The language dates from the contacts of Arabian traders with the inhabitants of the east coast of Africa over many centuries. Under Arab influence, Swahili originated as a lingua franca used by several closely related Bantu-speaking tribal groups.Swahili is a Bantu language spoken in Tanzania, Burundi, Congo (Kinshasa) Kenya, Mayotte, Mozambique, Oman, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, Uganda, UAE and the USA.

Swedish speakers: 10 million. Sweden is a Scandinavian nation with thousands of coastal islands and inland lakes, along with vast big forests and glaciated mountains. The capital of Sweden, Stockholm, is built on 14 islands and has more than 50 bridges. Sweden offers everything from deep-blue archipelagos and Northern Lights, to killer fashion. Its principal cities, eastern capital Stockholm and southwestern Gothenburg and Malmö, are all coastal towns.


23.8 million L1 total speakers and 45 million L2 speakers. The Philippines is a multilingual state with at least 175 living languages originating and spoken by various ethno-linguistic groups. There was no one single common language across every cultural group in the Philippine archipelago when the Spanish arrived in the 16th century. The four major trade languages were Visayan, Kapampangan, Pangasinan, and Ilocano. As the Philippine languages are mostly closely related and therefore easy for Filipinos to learn, most speakers of smaller languages spoke two or more of such regional languages.

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Approximately 50 million people speak Thai worldwide. It is used by about 85% of the population in Thailand, as well as by small groups of people in the United States, the United Arab Emirates, and Singapore. Thai stipulates different ways to address people to show varying degrees of respect or to acknowledge a person’s social rank. For example, there are particles that can be added at the end of a sentence to indicate deference to the person being spoken to, or to communicate the speaker’s opinion about what is being described.
Thailand’s economy will remain one of the fastest growing in East Asia for the next several years.

Turkish speakers: 88 million (L1+L2). Cyprus has requested that the European Union add Turkish as an official language, even though Turkey is not a member state. Turkey joined the UN in 1945 and in 1952 it became a member of NATO. In 1964, Turkey became an associate member of the European Community. Over the past decade, they have undertaken many reforms to strengthen its democracy and economy. And they began accession membership talks with the European Union in 2005.

Total speakers: around 40 million (estimated). Ukrainian is an East Slavic language. It is the official state language of Ukraine and one of the three official languages in the unrecognized state of Transnistria, the other two being Romanian and Russian. Written Ukrainian uses a variant of the Cyrillic script.

Vietnamese is among the 20 most spoken languages in the world, talked by around 80 million people. Vietnamese (tiếng Việt) is the only official language in Vietnam. It is the first or second language of many ethnic minorities in Vietnam, but some mountain tribes continue to speak a language of their own. Foreigners should learn Vietnamese, if they live or work in Vietnam. It will help them communicate and to understand the Vietnamese people's mind's and culture. It certainly makes a good relationship.
But for foreigners the Vietnamese language is very difficult because the language has six tones.
How many words are there in Vietnamese language?

Yiddish is spoken by 1.5 million people. Yiddish is the historical language of the Ashkenazi Jews. And Yiddish is also the primary language in some Haredi Ashkenazi communities in Israel. It originated during the 9th century in Central Europe, providing the nascent Ashkenazi community with a High German-based vernacular fused with elements taken from Hebrew and Aramaic as well as from Slavic languages and traces of Romance languages. One source says it developed as a fusion of German dialects with Hebrew, Aramaic, Slavic languages.