How many languages ​​are there in the world? The language includes the set of symbols, verbal or non-verbal, used by a community or nation to communicate, each country, tribe, region or people has its own language. It is said that when the last member of the social group who speaks a language dies, the language disappears. The disappearance of a language takes with it a lot of irretrievable information and knowledge. However, there are languages ​​that have been revived throughout history, an example of this is Hebrew.

It is estimated that there are about 7,000 languages ​​in the world. Many think that it is almost impossible to calculate the exact number of languages ​​in the world, therefore this figure is only an estimate. An exact figure will probably never be forthcoming as every two weeks a language dies and others fight to have their dialects recognized as languages.

It is also interesting to note that the geographical distribution of languages ​​is not homogeneous, for example in Cameroon its 12 million inhabitants have 270 languages. And the most diverse country in linguistic terms is Papua New Guinea, which has a population of approximately 8 million inhabitants and more than 800 different languages ​​are spoken.

In some countries there is a great amount of linguistic diversity as there are many aboriginal groups that defend their native languages. On the other hand, in other countries the languages ​​of the majority of native inhabitants have been disappearing since the dominant language prevailed over the others.

It is estimated that 43% of existing languages ​​are in danger of extinction and it is likely that by the end of the century half of the nearly 7,000 current languages ​​will have disappeared. Among the endangered languages ​​is Chemehuevi, spoken fluently by very few people in Arizona. Also Taushiro, which is one of the indigenous languages ​​of Peru, currently has a single fluent speaker named Amadeo García García. Just like these, there are a large number of languages ​​on the verge of being lost and that is why governments must continue fighting to document what remains of these.