25 Of The Most Difficult Languages To Learn In The World

Posted by on February 4, 2015

Learning a different language can be fun. Not only is it a mark of distinction among your peers, but it also opens the door to interactions with completely different cultures. With that said, some languages are easier to learn than others. So unless you are a glutton for arduous mental stimuli, we recommend you stay away from these 25 of the most difficult languages to learn in the world. If you have managed to learn any of these languages, we congratulate you!




An Austronesian language, Tagalog is the language spoken by almost a quarter of the total population of the Philippines.




Navajo is one of the Southern Athabaskan languages that are spoken in the southwestern part of the United States and has about 120,000 to 170,000 speakers.



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This North Germanic language is the national language of Norway. Norwegian, together with Swedish and Danish, is mutually intelligible with other variants of Scandinavian languages like the Icelandic and Faroese languages. It’s also one of the working languages of the Nordic Council.




The Persian language belongs to the Indo-Iranian branch of Indo-European languages and is mainly spoken in Afghanistan and Iran, as well as Tajikistan and other countries with Persian influence. This language is known to be a continuation of the literary language of Sassanid Persia called Middle Persian language and around 110 million people speak the language worldwide.




For centuries, the Indonesian language has been the lingua franca of the entire Indonesian archipelago. It’s considered one of the most widely spoken languages in the world because Indonesia is the fourth most highly populated country in the world.