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Amharic

Amharic

Amharic (amarəñña, አማርኛ), also known as Abyssinian, Amarigna, Amarinya, Amhara, Ethiopian, belongs to the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language ... more »

Uralic Language Family

Uralic Language Family

The Uralic language family stretches from Northern to Central Europe to Siberia. It consists of 39 languages spoken by ... more »

Cushitic Branch

Cushitic Branch

Cushitic languages form a branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family. They are spoken in Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Kenya, and Djibouti — countries located in the Horn of ... more »

Language Isolates

Language Isolates

Language isolates are languages that have no known historical or linguistic relationship to any other languages. Language isolates can ... more »

Swedish

Swedish

Swedish (Svenska) belongs to the East Scandinavian group of the Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family. It is spoken in Sweden ... more »

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Korean (Hankukmal 한국어/조선말) is the language of the Korean peninsula in northeast Asia. It is believed that the ancestors of the Korean people arrived in the Korean peninsula and in Manchuria around 4,000 BC. They displaced, or assimilated the earlier Paleosiberian-speaking settlers. Many small Korean tribal states were established in these locations between the 1st century BC and the 1st century AD. There more »
Lao, also known as Laotian, is a member of the Tai-Kadai language family. It is spoken by  3 million people in Laos and in the northeastern part of Thailand. Lao is also spoken in Australia, Cambodia, Canada, France, Thailand, and USA. The total Lao-speaking population of all countries is estimated at 3.2 million (Ethnologue). The origins of more »
  Telugu (తెలుగు) belongs to the South Central branch of the Dravidian language family. It is spoken as a first language by 74 million people as a first language and by 5 million people as a second language in India, primarily in the state of Andra Pradesh (2001 census). It is also spoken in Bahrain, Fiji, Malaysia, Mauritius, United States, Singapore, more »
Malagasy is a group of closely related languages/varieties representing the westernmost extension of the Malayo-Polynesian branch of the Austronesian language family. They are spoken on the island of Madagascar, off the east coast of Africa. Its closest relative outside of Madagascar is Ma’anyan in southeast Borneo. The indigenous people of Madagascar, who make up some 36 tribes and are of mixed Indonesian more »