Languages of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

Glasgow’s moment of truth has arrived. After seven years of anticipation the 2014 Commonwealth Games is officially here. 6,500 athletes and officials from 71 nations and territories will compete in 17 sports over an 11 day period, from 23 July –3 August 2014.

Scotland has previously hosted the event twice – in 1970 and 1986 – with Edinburgh being granted the honour of being the host city. This will be the first time Glasgow welcomes the Commonwealth nations and they have certainly set the stage for a fantastic few weeks of sport for all to enjoy.

The Commonwealth’s two billion people make up 30% of the world’s population and come of many faiths, races, languages, cultures and traditions. Many different languages are spoken by the people that live across the Commonwealth of Nations, with 1635 spoken in India alone! Numerous languages will be represented at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and we have compiled a list to show you all of them.

Other than English, how many of these Commonwealth of Nations languages do you recognise?


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