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by / Wednesday, 03 April 2019 / Published in DAILYWORD
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April 3rd, 2019 – Italian is the fourth most STUDIED language in the world.

 

According to the ranking compiled by Ethnologue, a publication by Sil International (Summer Institute of Linguistics, Dallas, Texas), in the academic year, 2016-17 Italian became the fourth most studied language in the world, after English, Spanish and Chinese. It would therefore surpass the French. If we refer instead to the spoken language, Italian stands at the 21st place, so it does not stand out and is preceded by English, Chinese, Hindi-Urdu, Spanish, Arabic, French, Malay, Russian, Bengali, Portuguese and so on. However, as Italians often move abroad, our language acquires a good record in another field: its native speakers in 26 countries.

 

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