Molly The Hurricane Pony

Molly - the hurricane pony
Molly is a gray Appaloosa pony from Louisiana. She was abandoned by her owner escaping from the Hurricane Katrina and spent a couple of weeks on her own in the flooded wilderness not far from New Orleans. Then she was taken to the Pony Paradise farm where abandoned animals found their new home. But that wasn’t the end of the Molly’s story.
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Language Usage Statistics From Wikipedia

There are a lot of different statistics on world language usage published already. Some of them using pretty much data from the very official sources and some of them are just extrapolations. People like to know that their native language is used by millions other people on the Earth or vice versa – rare language speakers like to feel that their native language is rare.

You can count particular language audience in a thousands different ways. And one of them—take a look at some international internet project statistics. Let’s say, Wikipedia. Fortunately, the free encyclopedia offers the live statistics on the quantity of articles in its database written on every language.

Language Usage Statistics From Wikipedia

Top 10 languages in the world according to Wikipedia are:

  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Polish
  • Japanese
  • Italian
  • Dutch
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

Actually, in real life ther are not so much Polish or Japanese speakers in the world, but their activity on Wikipedia allowed their lanuages win that race. Also, Mandarin Chinese—the real most spoken language takes only twelfth place in that rating.

Another interesting thisng is that two artificial languages like Volapuk and Esperanto rest in the top 20.

And the top 10 least used languages in the world are:

  • Herero
  • Tokipona
  • Kanuri
  • Muskogee
  • Hori Motu
  • Kuanyama
  • Ndonga
  • Marshallese
  • Afar
  • Choctaw

Lenin, Mickey and Jesus

Lenin, Mickey and Jesus

This is the sculpture named “The hero. The leader. The god” by Alexandre Kosolapov. Exhibited today in Moscow Guelman gallery. Photo by Rustem Adagamov.