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Persian

Persian

Persian, Fārsi, is a member of the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European language family. It is a macrolanguage spoken by an estimated 110 ... more »

Bislama

Bislama

Bislama, also known as Bichelama, is spoken on Vanuatu, a tropical archipelago made up of 83 islands, which stretches over ... more »

Lao

Lao

Lao, also known as Laotian, is a member of the Tai-Kadai language family. It is spoken by  3 million ... more »

Semitic Branch

Semitic Branch

Semitic languages constitute a the most populous branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family. They are spoken by more than 500 million ... more »

Altaic Language Family

Altaic Language Family

The Altaic language family derives its name from the Altai Mountain region where it is believed that these languages may have ... more »

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Indo-Aryan languages represent the easternmost branch of the Indo-European language family. They are spoken by close to one billion people in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, parts of the Himalayas, and in Sri Lanka. There are 219 Indo-Aryan languages, some of which are yet to be definitively classified (Ethnologue). There is also a far-flung Indo-Aryan speaking diaspora encompassing U.S., Canada, … Full article

Zulu (isiZulu) is a southern Bantoid language spoken in the KwaZulu-Natal Province in South Africa (formerly called Zululand). The Zulu people are thought to have migrated to this area along the east coast of Africa and through central Africa before the 16th century. When they came into contact with Khoisan-speaking people, the Zulus adopted some of the vocabulary, and the click consonants of the Khoisan languages. …

Sindhi belongs to Northwestern group of the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European language family. There are different estimates of the number of speakers of Sindhi. Ethnologue estimate, based on 2001 census, puts the number of speakers at 21.3 million, whereas Wikipedia puts the number at some 42 million.  Of these 35 million live in the Sindh province of Pakistan, and 5 million in the …

Bashkort (башҡорт теле) or Bashkir,  belongs to the Western Uralian group of the Turkic branch of the Altaic language family. Its closest relatives are Chulym and Tatar. It is primarily spoken by ethnic Bashkirs in the Republic of Bashkortostan which is located between the Volga River and Ural Mountains. It is also spoken beyond the Urals in the urban centers of Chelyabinsk, Orenburg, and Yekaterinburg, in the Samara and Kurgan Oblasts, and in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, Tatarstan and Udmurtia. Outside of the Russian Federation, Bashkort is …