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Sanskrit

Sanskrit

Sanskrit, meaning ‘perfected’ or ‘refined,’ is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, of attested human languages. It ... more »

Sinhalese

Sinhalese

Sinhala (Sinhalese) belongs to the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European language family. It is the majority language of Sri Lanka where it is spoken ... more »

Icelandic

Icelandic

Icelandic (Islenska) belongs to the Northern group of the Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family. It is spoken mostly in Iceland, and ... more »

Bengali

Bengali

Bengali (Bangla) belongs to the Eastern group of the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European language family. Along with Assamese, it is the easternmost of ... more »

Thai

Thai

Thai (also known as Siamese) is a member of the Southwestern branch of the Tai-Kadai language family. Its closest relatives ... more »

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Hiligaynon, also known as Ilonggo, belongs to the Bisayan group of the Austronesian language family. According to Ethnologue, there are 5,770,000 speakers of the language who live primarily on the island of Panay in the Philippines. Hiligaynon’s closest relatives are Capiznon, Masbatenyo, and Porohanon. Hiligaynon is the fourth largest of the 175 languages spoken in the Philippines. Hiligaynon has no official status in more »
Éwé (Ɛʋɛ̀gbe) is a member of the Atlantic-Congo branch of the Niger-Congo language family spoken in southeast Ghana and Togo. It has several alternative names: Ebwe, Efe, Ehwe, Eibe, Eue, Eve, Gbe, Krepe, Krepi, Popo and Vhe. It is part of the Gbe group of languages that also includes Fon spoken in Benin and southwestern Nigeria, Gen spoken in Togo and Benin, more »
The Yuè dialects, also known as Cantonese (Guăndōnghuà), are one of the major dialect groups of China. They are spoken by 52 million people in the province of Guăngdōn and in the city of Guăngzhōu (Canton), as well as in Hong Kong, Macau, and in expatriate Chinese communities and Chinatowns in Southeast Asia, Europe, and the United States. The total number of Cantonese more »
Punjabi (also known as Pañjābī) is a member of the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European language family. Eastern Punjabi is spoken as a first language primarily in the state of Punjab of India by 27 million people (Ethnologue). Western Punjabi (also known as Lahnda) is spoken by 60 million people in the Punjab province of Pakistan (Ethnologue). There are also speakers of these more »