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Which African languages are spoken the most?
By Frédéric Ibanez, International Business
The African continent is the second largest on earth, covering about 30 million square kilometres. About 1.2 billion people live in Africa and although about 2,000 indigenous languages exist, English, French or Arabic are spoken officially in many places. Africa's turbulent history with its colonisation is the reason for the use of European languages on official occasions. Nevertheless, people are now trying to cultivate their own language roots again, and in many regions they speak more than one language.
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Which Asian languages are spoken the most?
By Frédéric Ibanez, International Business
With an area of more than 44 million square kilometres, the Asian continent is the largest on earth. About 4.5 billion people live in the 47 internationally recognised states in Asia and they speak over 2,000 different languages. The development and maintenance of the languages has been completely different from that on the European continent, where short distances between countries have encouraged mixing of vocabularies. On the huge continent of Asia, on the other hand, some languages have been able to develop and remain free of major outside influences over the centuries.
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Most spoken languages in Europe
By Frédéric Ibanez, International Business
Covering about 10 million square kilometres, Europe is the second smallest continent on earth. About 750 million people live there in 47 states. Depending on the definition, Europeans use 150 to 200 different languages. The majority of their languages belong to the Indo-European language families.
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Cultural differences between Germany and Spain
By Frédéric Ibanez, International Business
The Spanish capital, Madrid, lies just over 2,000 kilometres to the south-west of Berlin and almost in the middle of the Iberian Peninsula. In terms of area, Spain is the 3rd largest country in Europe at approximately 500,000 square kilometres and is much bigger than Germany, which has an area of approximately 350,000 square kilometres. The Spanish climate is milder and consistently warmer, even though it spans four different climate zones.
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Cultural differences between Spain and the UK
By Frédéric Ibanez, International Business
The cultural differences between Spain and the UK are immediately obvious when you visit each country. The lifestyle, the pace of life in the cities and the personality of the citizens are completely different and the countries are like night and day.   Greetings In Spain people greet each other with two kisses, whereas in the UK, people usually greet each other with a single kiss on the cheek, a hug, a handshake or a simple verbal greeting.  
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Cultural differences between Germany and Great Britain
By Frédéric Ibanez, International Business
The cultural differences between the British and the Germans are noticeable in everyday life, but speaking English is not much of a problem for most Germans as they have been taught it at primary school since 2005. Learn more about the differences in the following article.  
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Cultural differences between Spain and Portugal
By Frédéric Ibanez, International Business
Spain and Portugal are both on the Iberian Peninsula and that is probably one of the only things they have in common. There are many cultural differences between the two, despite the fact that they are bordering countries and belong to the European Union. We will now take a look at some of the major cultural differences that separate Spain and Portugal.  
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Cultural differences between France and the UK
By Frédéric Ibanez, International Business
The UK and France may be geographically close, but their cultures differ in many ways. Check out our top 5 biggest cultural differences between the two countries.   1) Eating habits in France and the UK One of the biggest cultural differences between France and England is in people’s eating habits.
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Cultural differences between France and Portugal
By Frédéric Ibanez, International Business
Many French people are attracted to the gentle way of life in Portugal. France is also a popular tourist destination and attracts a lot of expats, but these two European countries differ in many ways: the climate, the landscape, the language ... They also both have strong cultural identities, with many particularities. So what are the biggest cultural differences between France and Portugal?  
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Cultural differences between Germany and Austria
By Frédéric Ibanez, International Business
Austria and Germany are neighbouring countries that share many likes and dislikes, but there are also subtle differences in everyday life that can certainly lead to minor misunderstandings.
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