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Language Isolates

Language Isolates

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

Turkic Branch

Turkic Branch

Turkic languages constitute a branch of the Altaic language family. They are a group of closely related languages spoken by people ... more »

Bashkort (Bashkir)

Bashkort (Bashkir)

Bashkort (башҡорт теле) or Bashkir,  belongs to the Western Uralian group of the Turkic branch of the Altaic language family. Its closest relatives are ... more »

Uto-Aztecan Language Family

Uto-Aztecan Language Family

Uto-Aztecan stock is one of the largest language groups of North and Central America in terms of population, linguistic ... more »

Azerbaijani

Azerbaijani

Azerbaijani (Азәрбајҹан дили, آذربایجان دیلی), also known as Azeri, is a member of the Turkic branch of the Altaic language family. Turkic-speaking ... more »

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Hindi, also known as Khadi Boli, Khari Boli, belongs to the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European language family. It is spoken as a first language primarily in northern and central India by more than 258 million people (Ethnologue). It is the language that unifies multilingual India, home to some 400 different languages/dialects. Outside of India, Hindi is spoken in Australia, Bangladesh, more »
Most languages belong to language families. A language family is a group of related languages that developed from a common historic ancestor, referred to as protolanguage (proto- means ‘early’ in Greek). The ancestral language is usually not known directly, but it is possible to discover many of its features by applying the comparative method that can demonstrate more »
Dakota belongs to the Dakota branch of the Siouan-Catawban language family. Its closest relatives are Assiniboine, Lakota, and Stoney (Ethnologue) spoken in widely scattered groups in South-Central Canada and North-Central United States.  There were some 25,000 speakers of all Siouan dialects among an ethnic population of slightly over 100,000 (Ethnologue). Like all indigenous languages, the Dakota more »
Arabic (al-’arabiyyah, العربية) is a macrolanguage. As the largest member of the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family it includes all descendants of Classical Arabic spoken primarily across the Middle East and North Africa. Its closest living relatives are Hebrew and Aramaic. The term Arabic has several meanings. It can be used as a generic term that covers all varieties of Arabic. It can more »