#23 – Italian (59 Million)
Italian is a Romance language descendent of Vulgar Latin regulated by Academia della Crusca. Italian combines with Sardinian which is too much close to Latin of Romance languages. It is an official language in Italy, European Union, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City and Sovereign Military Order of Malta. This language is recognized as minority language in Croatia, Slovenia and Eritrea. Italian language belongs to the Indo-European family of Italic group. This language has two writing system Latin and Italian Braille. Italian is the fourth most studied language of the world.