25 Of The Most Difficult Languages To Learn In The World

Posted by , Updated on June 25, 2017

Learning a different language can be fun and open new possibilities. However, some languages are easier to learn than others. Just what are the most difficult languages to learn? While a lot of it depends on your native language and many other factors, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most challenging languages for many learners. Here are the 25 Most Difficult Languages To Learn In The World!

20

Dutch

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This language is a West Germanic language that is mostly spoken in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Suriname. It currently holds an official status in Aruba, Sint Maarten, and Curacao. It’s also spoken in many portions of Europe and the United States. The Dutch language is closely related to English and German. It does not use the Germanic umlaut as a grammatical marker.

19

Slovenian

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The Slovenian language is part of the South Slavic language group. It’s spoken by over 2.5 million speakers around the world, mostly in Slovenia. This language is one of the 24 official and working languages of the European Union. It’s based on Upper and Lower Carniolan dialect groups.

18

Afrikaans

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A West Germanic language, Afrikaans is spoken by the natives of Namibia and South Africa, as well as Zimbabwe and Botswana. It is considered an offshoot of different Dutch dialects, which makes it a daughter language of Dutch.

17

Danish

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The main language of Denmark, this language is spoken by more than six million people around the world. Danish is a North Germanic language that currently holds a minority language status. In Greenland, around 15-20% of the total population speaks this language. It is mutually intelligible with Swedish and Norwegian languages. It’s also a descendant of Old Norse.

16

Basque

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Basque is the ancestral language of the Basque Country, which spans from the northeastern part of Spain to southwestern France. Almost 27% of the total population of Basque territories speaks the language.

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