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Kurdish (Kurdi, Курди) belongs to the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European language family. It consists of a continuum of languages/dialects spoken in Kurdistan, an area that covers northern Iraq, northwestern Iran, northeastern Syria and southeastern Turkey. Kurds are also found in southwestern Armenia and in Azerbaijan. Iraqi Kurdistan and the Kurdistan Province in Iran are officially acknowledged as parts of Kurdistan.
The Austronesian language family stretches halfway around the world, covering a wide geographic area from Madagascar to Easter Island, and from Taiwan and Hawai’i to New Zealand. The family includes most of the languages spoken on the islands of the Pacific with the exception of the indigenous Papuan and Australian languages. The name “Austronesian” comes from the Greek words for ‘south’ and ‘island.’ Austronesia includes Madagascar, Indonesia, the
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,
Mongolian is the best-known and largest member of the Mongolic language group. It is the primary language in the Mongolian People’s Republic. It is also spoken in neighboring areas of China and Russia. Related languages include the following: Daur 85,000 China Mongour 90,000 China Dongxiang 382,000 China Buriat (Mongolia, China, Russia) 450,000 Mongolia, China, Russia Darkhat 4,500 Mongolia Kalmyk-Oirat