Humans are thought to speak more than 7,000 languages across the globe. Asia has the most of them, 2294, followed by Africa with 2,144. There are 1,313 tongues spoken in the Pacific region, followed by 1,061 in the Americas. Europe has 287 different languages.
According to Ethnologue
, Papua New Guinea has 840 living languages, more than twice as many as Europe. A living language is defined as having at least one speaker for whom it is their first language. Exinct languages used only as a second language
are not included in this ranking.