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Mongolian

Mongolian

Mongolian is the best-known and largest member of the Mongolic language group. It is the primary language in the Mongolian ... more »

Mandarin (Chinese)

Mandarin (Chinese)

Mandarin (pŭtōnghuà, guóyŭ, huáyŭ) is the most widely spoken of all Chinese dialects spoken as a first language in a ... more »

Vietnamese

Vietnamese

Vietnamese (tiếng Việt), also formerly known as Annamese, is a member of the Mon-Khmer branch of the Austro-Asiatic language family. It is ... more »

French

French

French (français) belongs to the Romance branch of the Indo-European language family. Like all Romance languages, it developed from Vulgar Latin spoken by the ... more »

Javanese

Javanese

Javanese is a member of the Malayo-Polynesian branch of the Austronesian language family. Its closest relatives are Malay, Sunda, Madura, and Bali. It is the second ... more »

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Kazakh (Qazaq tili, Қазақ тілі) is a member of the Turkic branch of the Altaic language family.  Like all Turkic languages, it is believed to have descended from Chagatai, an extinct Turkic language which once served as a lingua franca in Central Asia. The word Chagatai refers to the Chagatai Khanate, the western part of the Mongol empire. In the 14th century, the Chagatai Khanate more »
Oromo, also called Afaan Oromo and Oromiffa, is a member of the Cushitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family. It is the third most widely spoken language in Africa, after Hausa and Arabic. Its original homeland is thought to have been an area that includes much of what is now Ethiopia and northern Kenya. Status Oromo is spoken as a first language by about more »
Tigrinya (Tigrigna, Tigray, tigriññā, ትግርኛ) is a member of the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family.Tigrinya is closely related to Amharic,Tigré and Ge’ez, an extinct language that is still used in religious practice. It is distantly related to Arabic and Hebrew. Ethiopia According to the 2007 census, Tigrinya is spoken by 4.3 million people in Ethiopia, 2.8 million of whom are monolingual. It more »
Turkish (Türkçe), the westernmost of the Turkic languages, belongs to the Turkic branch of the Altaic language family. It is the largest of the Turkic languages in terms of number of speakers. There is a high degree of mutual intelligibility between Turkish and other Oghuz languages such as Azerbaijani,Turkmen, and Qashqai. Turkey occupies a central geographical meeting point between Asia and Europe. Anatolia, the western more »