The term “hyperpolyglot” refers to someone that can speak six or more languages fluently. This is derived from the word “polyglot”, meaning one who can speak multiple languages.
There have been claims throughout history of some people speaking upward of 50 languages, including Cardinal Mezzofanti (1747-1849), who “spoke” more than 70 languages, and recent Guiness world record holder Ziad Fazah, who claimed he could speak 58 languages. However, some controversy has surrounded Fazah, who wasn’t able to answer questions properly in different languages on a Chilean TV show.
Here is a video of a hyperpolyglot speaking different languages. The languages he speaks are English, French, Spanish, Welsh, German, Macedonian, Swedish, Italian, Serbian/Bosnian/Croatian, Portuguese, Czech, Catalan, Russian, Dutch, Romanian and Albanian.
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