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Indo-Aryan Branch

Indo-Aryan Branch

Indo-Aryan languages represent the easternmost branch of the Indo-European language family. They are spoken by close to one billion ... more »

Language Families

Language Families

Most languages belong to language families. A language family is a group of related languages that developed from a ... more »

Romani

Romani

Romani (Řomani ćhib) refers to is a group of languages that spoken by the Romani people. These languages belong to the Indo-Aryan ... more »

World Languages

World Languages

It may be surprising but it is very difficult question to answer. First of all, there are languages in ... more »

Navajo

Navajo

Navajo ( Diné Bizaad ), also known as Diné, belongs to the Athabaskan branch of the Na-Dené language family. Most of ... more »

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All Romance languages are descendants of Vulgar Latin dialects spoken by the common people in the Roman Empire. Spread of the Romance languages occurred in two main stages: The first stage occurred in 240-100 BC, owing to the expansion of the Roman Empire over a good part of Europe, England, Northern Africa and portions of the Middle East. After the breakup of the Roman … Full article

Javanese is a member of the Malayo-Polynesian branch of the Austronesian language family. Its closest relatives are Malay, Sunda, Madura, and Bali. It is the second most spoken Austronesian language after Indonesian, and the fourteenth most widely spoken language in the world. Javanese is considered to be one of the world’s classical languages, with a literary tradition that goes back over a thousand years. The oldest inscription …

Mandarin (pŭtōnghuà, guóyŭ, huáyŭ) is the most widely spoken of all Chinese dialects spoken as a first language in a vast area of northern and southwestern mainland China. There is also a huge diaspora of Mandarin speakers in Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, USA, and Viet Nam. With close to …

Tok Pisin (from tok ‘talk’ + pisin ‘pidgin’) is an English-based creole spoken by 122,000 people as a first language and by 4 million people as a second language primarily in the northern part of Papua New Guinea (PNG). It is also known as Pisin, Pidgin, Neomelanesian, New Guinea Pidgin English, and Melanesian English (Ethnologue). When laborers from the Pacific islands who spoke many different languages worked …