Amazing chart

In this amazing chart, we can deduce and discover that more people worldwide speak Javanese than French, more people speak Spanish or Hindi than Arabic.

I am always keen to find clever graphics and this one, made by Alberto Lucas Lopez for the SCMP newspaper in Hong Kong, is, I think, remarkable.

Now, a really good graphical representation should be one that transmits in a split second some key messages that would normally take several paragraphs of written text to convey.  In the case of the World of Languages below, there is clearly that split-second first message impact from looking at the big circle areas. However, if you keep observing this rich work you can observe quite a few surprising facts that have been condensed from an abundance of data. Nice work indeed.


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