The repartition of languages around the world
Languages are mixing at a pace that is distinctive to them and difficult to imagine without concrete graphology.
In fact, geographers must cheat on some sizes when laying Earth flat to maintain the proper shape.
But it is also possible to favor size realism over shape realism.
Regular maps are lying to you!
Some maps change the size of countries to reflect economic or demographic disparities, for example but is quite difficult to do the same with language.
Distinguish Natives from Secondary.
We only consider the natives and not ALL the speakers because of the cultural learning of english that is "faking" the result
Indeed, when the number of secondary is taken into account, the result vary greatly.
As we can see the proportion of chinse speakers represent the sum of the 4 most spoken languages after it.
Try to find the 5 largest cities per languages :
Don't forget to read the article if you want to learn more about it.