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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 »

Critical Languages

Critical Languages

Critical languages are those less commonly taught languages in which the demand for proficient speakers exceeds supply. The Department ... 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 »

Dholuo

Dholuo

Dholuo, or Luo, belongs to the Luo-Acholi group of the Nilo-Saharan language family. Dholuo is mutually intelligible with Acholi and Lango. It is spoken by 4,044,000 in Kenya (2009 ... more »

Balochi

Balochi

Balochi (also called Baloci, Baluchi, Baluci, Baluchi) is a member of the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European language family. It is the main ... more »

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Esperanto, Eo, La Lingvo Internacia, is the most widely spoken constructed (or artificial) international language. A constructed language is one whose phonology, grammar and vocabulary are artificially designed rather than having evolved naturally over time. Constructed languages tend to be very regular because they did not undergo historical changes that normally occur in natural languages. The name Esperanto more »
Moroccan Arabic, also known as Maghrebi Arabic, Maghribi, Moroccan Colloquial Arabic, Moroccan Dareja, Moroccan Darija, Moroccan Dereja, is a continuum of dialects spoken in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Western Sahara. Magreb (which means ‘western’ in Arabic) is the region of Africa north of the Sahara desert and west of the Nile river. Moroccan Arabic is spoken by some 19 more »
Azerbaijani (Азәрбајҹан дили, آذربایجان دیلی), also known as Azeri, is a member of the Turkic branch of the Altaic language family. Turkic-speaking peoples first appeared in the area that is today’s Azerbaijan in the 7th century AD. The region became Turkic-speaking in the 11th century when it was invaded by the Turks. It was invaded by Mongols in the 13th more »
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; more »