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Indo-Iranian Branch

Indo-Iranian Branch

Iranian languages constitute a branch of the Indo-European language family. They are spoken over a wide area of the Middle ... more »

Chinese Branch

Chinese Branch

Chinese languages/dialects constitute an independent branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family. About one-fourth of the world’s population speaks some variety ... more »

Nilo-Saharan Language Family

Nilo-Saharan Language Family

The Nilo-Saharan language family includes 204 extremely diverse languages spoken by roughly 35 million people in the interior of ... more »

Kabyle

Kabyle

Kabyle (Taqbaylit) belongs to the Northern Berber group of the Afro-Asiatic language family. The name of the language is reportedly derived from ... more »

Afro Asiatic Language Family

Afro Asiatic Language Family

Afro-Asiatic, formerly called Hamito-Semitic, is the largest language family of northern Africa. With a total number of speakers estimated ... more »

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Guaraní (avañe’ẽ) belongs to the Tupi-Guaraní family of South America. It is spoken by 4.6 million people in Paraguay, Argentina, Bolivia, and Brazil (Ethnologue). These languages are spoken by people who inhabit a vast area in the Amazon forest in Brazilian states and Paraguay in the south, and from the Atlantic coast in the east to the Andes of Bolivia and Peru in the … Full article

Uzbek (O‘zbek tili/O’zbekcha, Ўзбек тили, أۇزبېك ﺗﻴﻠی) is a member of the Turkic branch of the Altaic language family. Uzbek is a macrolanguage that consists of two distantly related languages: Northern and Southern Uzbek. They are distinct languages whose speakers can understand each other only with difficulty due to differences in pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary. Uzbek is descended from Chagatai Turkic, an extinct Turkic language which once served …

The Siouan language family is primarily spoken today in the American Great Plains and in the southern part of Canada. It originally consisted of 17 languages, of which many are either extinct or severely endangered today. Linguists think that the Siouan people migrated over a thousand years ago from North Carolina and Virginia to Ohio. Some went down the …

Slovene (also called Slovenian or Slovenščina) belongs to the Western subgroup of the South Slavic branch of the Indo-European Language Family.  Like all Slavic languages, Slovene has its roots in Proto-Slavic, the ancestral language from which all Slavic languages had evolved.  According to Ethnologue, Slovene is spoken by 1.9 million people in the Republic of Slovenia. It is also …