Infographics like this knock me out, particularly when the data set's so interesting like that of the number of languages spoken on planet earth. Gives one pause doesn't it?
There are at least 7,102 known languages alive in the world today. Twenty-three of these languages are a mother tongue for more than 50 million people. The 23 languages make up the native tongue of 4.1 billion people. We represent each language within black borders and then provide the numbers of native speakers (in millions) by country. The colour of these countries shows how languages have taken root in many different regions.
The Tower of Babel lives, big time. :)