If  the world were a village of 100 people

If the world's population of six billion people
was reduced to a village of 100 people, this would be the result:


58 would be Asians

12 would be Africans
10 would be Western Europeans
8 would be Latin Americans
5 would be North Americans
1 would be Australian or New Zealander



17 people would speak Mandarin
9 people would speak English
8 people would speak Hindi or Urdu
6 people would speak Russian
6 people would speak Spanish
4 people would speak Arabic
The rest would speak Bengali, Portuguese, Indonesian, Japanese, German, French, 
and 200 other languages!


29 would be Christians
17 would have no religion
14 would be Moslems
13 would be Hindus
12 would be Buddhists
9 would be Confucian and Shinto
5 would be Animist (traditional)
1 would be Jewish


70 would be illiterate
1 would have a college education


50 would be malnourished
33 would not have clean, safe drinking water

This is an excerpt from "Unheard Voices: Celebrating Cultures from the Developing World,
a Guide for Introducing Global Education to the Classroom",
developed by the Wisconsin/Madison RPCV (Returned Peace Corps Volunteers) group.