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K’iche’

K’iche’

K’iche’, also spelled Quiché, is a member of the Quichean branch of the Mayan language family. It is spoken in the central ... more »

Dari

Dari

Dari, also known as Afghan Persian, East Farsi, and  Eastern Persian, is a member of the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European ... more »

Caucasian Language Families

Caucasian Language Families

The Ibero-Caucasian language family is one of the several language families spoken in the Caucasus Mountains, a narrow land bridge ... more »

Vietnamese

Vietnamese

Vietnamese (tiếng Việt), formerly known as Annamese, is a member of the Mon-Khmer branch of the Austro-Asiatic language family. With 76 million ... 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 »

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Norwegian belongs to the East Scandinavian group of the Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family (Ethnologue). It is closely related to Swedish and Danish. The three languages developed from Old Norse which was spoken in the areas of Scandinavia that are now Norway, Denmark and Sweden. To this day, Danes, Norwegians, and Swedes can communicate with each other, … Full article

Slovak (Slovenský jazyk), also called Slovakian, belongs to the West Slavic group of the Slavic branch of the Indo-European language family. It is spoken by  4.75 million people in Slovakia. There are also expatriate Slovak communities in Canada, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Ukraine, and USA.The total number of Slovak speakers worldwide is 5.2 million (Ethnologue). Slovak is close to Czech, and Slovak speakers in the …

The Uralic language family stretches from Northern to Central Europe to Siberia. It consists of 39 languages spoken by some 25 million people. It is believed that they originated from a common ancestor, *Proto-Uralic, spoken by early-Uralic people who lived some 7,000 years ago in the area of the Ural Mountains, the Russian range that separates Europe from Asia. The predecessors …

Kabyle (Taqbaylit) belongs to the Northern Berber group of the Afro-Asiatic language family. The name of the language is reportedly derived from the Arabic word for “tribesman”. The Kabyle-speaking areas of Algeria include the provinces of Tizi Ouzou, Béjaïa and Bouïra. About half of the population of the neighboring Sétif, Bordj Bou Arréridj and Boumerdès provinces are also Kabyle speakers. About half of the 3-million population of Algiers, the capital of Algeria, …