Humans are thought to speak more than 7,000 languages across the globe. Asia has the most of them, 2301, followed by Africa with 2,138. There are 1,313 tongues spoken in the Pacific region, followed by 1,064 in the Americas. Europe has 286 different languages.
According to Ethnologue
, Papua New Guinea has 839 living languages, nearly three times 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,