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Im trying to figure out the number of people, globally, that

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I'm trying to figure out the number of people, globally, that are learning Mandarin and Spanish, as of 2011 and then 4-7 years prior to that. Please provide sources.

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Hello, Thank you for using this service. I wish to introduce myself. I am a Research Librarian with 20+ years of experience.

Quite the challenge with your question as I have working with it for a few days now. While not being able to target the years quite exactly, I was able to locate some numbers for you to use in your research:

As for the study of Spanish, it has been reported by Instituto Cervantes as16 million students worldwide:

Here is yet another number for 2012 at 200 million:

As for Manderin, the Chinese government has started schools and have over 230, 000 students worldwide:

For 2008, over 40 million students:

For 2007, the guess from government officials have it as 40 million:

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