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Global Internet usage provides information on the number of people who use the Internet by language, nationality, geography, etc.
Languages used on the InternetEdit
Most web pages on the Internet are in English.
A study on the presence of Romance languages on the Internet, published by the Latin Union in collaboration with FUNREDES, showed that as of November 2007, 45% of the webpages were written in English, 7.8% in Spanish, 4.41% in French, 2.66% in Italian, 1.39% in Portuguese, 0.28% in Romanian and 5.9% in German. The use of English online has increased by around 281% over the past ten years, however this is far less than Spanish (743%), Chinese (1,277%), Russian (1,826%) or Arabic (showing a growth of 2,501% over the same period). The foreign language internet is rapidly expanding, with English being used by only 27% of users worldwide.
Internet users by languageEdit
The source of the figures in the table below is Internet World Stats. These are estimates of the world online population by language for 2010.
|Position||Language||Internet users||% of all|
- List of countries by number of Internet users
- List of countries by number of broadband Internet users
- Global digital divide
- Rural Internet
- Computer technology for developing areas
- ↑ Limbile şi culturile pe Internet - Studiu 2007 (Languages and cultures on the Internet - 2007 study). Latin Union. URL accessed on 2011-02-02.
- ↑ Rotaru, Alexandru The foreign language internet is good for business. URL accessed on 21 June 2011.
- ↑ Internet World Stats
- Internet World Stats
- European Travel Commission New Media Trend Watch
- Estimation of English and non-English Language Use on the WWW, 2000, web pages, 32 Latin character languages
- World GDP by Language
- Internet Users Map 2005
- CIA - The World Factbook
- Writing the Web’s Future in Many Languages - NYTimes.com
- English translation of the 23rd CNNIC Statistical Survey Report on Internet Usage in China
- List of CNNIC statistical reports
- Measuring Linguistic Diversity on the Internet, UNESCO (2006)
- Twelve years of measuring linguistic diversity in the Internet, UNESCO (2009)
- Language Observatory, Japan Science and Technology Agency
- FUNREDES Observatory of linguistic and cultural diversity on the Internet
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