THERE ARE 7,102 LANGUAGES ON THE PLANET, 23 of which are spoken by 50 million people or more. Alberto Lucas Lopez, a journalist for the South China Morning Post created this beautiful infographic to reflect these 23 languages, and just how widely spoken they are around the world. What’s truly incredible is how, despite China’s total dominance in terms of speakers, how much it is dwarfed by English when it comes to the languages most people around the world are learning. Even more surprising is how many languages there are on this graphic that are spoken by millions which you have likely never even heard of.

Image created by Alberto Lucas Lopez

Via Alberto Lucas Lopez. Click here for the original, larger image.