Translations of "May Peace Prevail on Earth"
The tradtion is for peace poles to be made one at a time so that you can choose the translations. Choices often are according to the heritage of the people who were and are in the area.
Albanian, Algonquin, Amharic, Anishinaabe, Arabic, Aramaic, Armenian, Assamese, Assyrian, Azerbaijani, Bengali, Belorussian, Bislama, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Braille, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cambodian, Catalan, Cherokee, Chichewa, Chinese (Mandarin), Chinook Jargon, Chumash, Creole, Croatian, Czech, Dakota, Danish, Dari (Persian), Douala, Divehi, Dutch, Dzongkha, Egbo, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, Gaelic-Irish, Gaelic-Scottish, Gekoyo (aka Giguyu), Georgian, German, Greek, Guarani, Gujarati, Hausa, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hindustani, Hmong, Hopi, Hungarian (Magyar), Icelandic, Ikiribati, Indonesian-Malay, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Kannada, Kazakh, Kikongo, Kikuyu (AKA Agekoyo), Kinyarwanda/Kirundi, Klingon, Konkani (Goan), Korean, Kumeyaay, Kyrgyz, Lakota, Lao, Latin, Latvian, Letzeburgish, Lingala, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malagasy, Malay-Indonesian, Malayolam, Magyar, Maltese, Manipur, Maori, Marathi, Marshallese, Menominee, Miami, Moldavian/Romanian, Mongolian (Cyrillic), Mungaka, Music, Nauruan, Navajo, Nepali, Norwegian, Odawa/Ojibway, Ohlone, Oneida, Oriya, Palauan, Pashto, Persian, Pidgin, Pilipino, Polish, Portuguese, Potawatomi, PunjabiGurmukhi, Romanian/Moldavian, Russian, Rwanda-Rundi (see Kinyarwanda/Kirundi), Samoan, Sanskrit, Scottish, Seminole, Seneca, Serbian, Sesotho, Shomash, Sindhi, Sign Language, Sinharese (Sinhalese), Sioux, siSwati, Slovak, Slovene, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Tamil, Telugu, Tetun, Tibetan, Thai, Ticunuwhene, Tigrinya, Tongan, Turkish, Turkmen, Tuscororan, Tuvaluan, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Welsh, Yiddish, Yoruba, Zulu, and Animal Tracks.
Thoughts For Choices
Official languages of the United Nations:
Chinese, English, Spanish, Arabic (the four most common on peace poles), French, and Russian.
Other popular choices:
Japanese, Hebrew, Swahili, and Cherokee (partly because of its interesting history).
The most widely spoken languages in order:
Chinese, English, Spanish, Russian, French, Hindi (a note about Hindi), Arabic, Portuguese, Bengali, Japanese, and German, but it depends on how you count them.
Counting the number of countries in which a language is spoken puts them in this order:
English (115), French (35), Arabic (24), Spanish (20), Russian (16), German (9), Chinese (5), Portuguese (5), Hindustani (2), Bengali (1), Japanese (1)
Most influential languages:
Weighing all of the factors above in addition to the extent of their use in education, commerce, literature, government documents, and such in those countries puts the languages in this order: English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Chinese, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Hindi.