How many countries speak Chinese in the world?

Chinese is the official language in Hong Kong, China, Macao, Taiwan and Singapore and is spoken in 20 more countries as monther tongue by a part of the population. With a share of around 95%, it is most widespread in Hong Kong. A total of about 1.3 bn people worldwide speak Chinese as their mother tongue.

Where is Chinese spoken the most?

Mandarin Chinese is most widely spoken in northern and southwestern China. But the most common language in Hong Kong and Macau is Cantonese. Similarly, Mandarin is not the only language of Taiwan.

Is Hong Kong a Chinese speaking country?

The Basic Law of Hong Kong states that English and Chinese are the two official languages of Hong Kong.

Which countries have Chinese?

Country statistics

Continent / country Articles Overseas Chinese Population
Libya Chinese people in Libya 300
Asia/Middle East 29 000 000
Thailand Thai Chinese, Peranakan 9,300,000
Malaysia Malaysian Chinese, Peranakan 6,642,000

Is Mandarin the same as Chinese?

Chinese vs Mandarin – FAQ’s Are Chinese and Mandarin the same language? Mandarin is a dialect of Chinese. Chinese is a language (Mandarin is one of the dialects of Chinese alongside Shanghainese, Cantonese and many more).

Which country has most Chinese immigrants?

Selected countries with the largest number of overseas Chinese 2019 (in millions)

Characteristic Chinese expatriates in millions
Indonesia 10.72
Thailand 7.01
Malaysia 6.7
United States 5.5

What is it called when u know 5 languages?

When you say a person is trilingual, it means that he or she is fluent in three languages. A person who can speak four or more languages is multilingual. If someone is fluent in more than five languages, the person is called a polyglot.