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Kazakh

Kazakh

Kazakh (Qazaq tili, Қазақ тілі) is a member of the Turkic branch of the Altaic language family.  Like all Turkic languages, it is ... more »

Finnish

Finnish

 Finnish (Suomi) is a member of the Finnic branch of the Uralic language family. It is not an Indo-European language. Among its closest living ... more »

Albanian

Albanian

Albanian (also known as Shqip), forms a branch of the Indo-European language ifamily all by itself. It is spoken by 7.3 ... more »

Slovene

Slovene

Slovene (also called Slovenian or Slovenščina) belongs to the Western subgroup of the South Slavic branch of the Indo-European ... more »

Warlpiri

Warlpiri

Warlpiri (Elpira, Ilpara, Ngaliya, Ngardilpa, Wailbri, Walbiri, Walmama, Walpiri) belongs to the South-West Ngarga branch of the Pama-Nyungan language family, the largest of ... more »

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Uyghur ( Уйғурчә, ئۇيغۇر تىلى‎, Uyƣur tili, Уйғур тили), also known as Uighur, Uygur, Uigur, Weiwuer, is a member of the Turkic branch of the Altaic language family. It is spoken by 10.1 million people in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in northwest China, also known as Chinese Turkestan, Eastern Turkistan, or Uyghuristan.  It is also spoken by some 300,000 people in Kazakhstan. In addition, there are Uyghur-speaking communities … Full article

Artificial, otherwise also known as constructed, planned, or auxiliary, languages are those languages whose phonology, grammar, and vocabulary have been intentionally constructed by people, rather than having developed naturally over an extended period of time. There are many possible reasons for constructing an artificial language. Among some of them are the following: (1) to facilitate international communication, e. g., Esperanto, Ido, Interlingua, Volapük; (2) to engage in …

Uto-Aztecan stock is one of the largest language groups of North and Central America in terms of population, linguistic diversity and geographic distribution. The northernmost Uto-Aztecan language, Northern Paiute, is found as far north as Oregon and Idaho. In the south, varieties of Nahuatl are spoken as far south as Nicaragua and El Salvador. The most famous of these is Classical Nahuatl, the language of the Aztec …

Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), also called Al-’Arabiyya, Al-Fusha, and Literary Arabic, is the modern standard language based on Classical Arabic, the language of the Qur’an and early Islamic literature. MSA is quite uniform throughout the Arab world and serves as a lingua franca for speakers of various spoken dialects some of which are not mutually comprehensible. The exact number of people who speak MSA is extremely difficult …