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Top 10 Languages on the Internet

The web is becoming increasingly multilingual, with more and more users likely to demand services and products in their native tongue. Let’s see this following chart:

published by thenextweb.com 2010/

TNW says that there are over 400m Chinese language internet users, a number approaching the 530m English language internet users. Other languages have seen rapid growth in the same period, like Arabic and Russian.

Also, Portuguese is with Spanish the fastest growing western language, and following estimates by UNESCO it is the language with the higher potentiality of growth as an international communication language in Africa (south) and South America.

And why is this so important? On a global scale, a massive 72.4% of consumers said they were more likely to buy a product online if the information was available in their own language.