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Punjabi

Punjabi

Punjabi (also known as Pañjābī) is a member of the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European language family. Eastern Punjabi is spoken as ... more »

Khoisan Language Family

Khoisan Language Family

The Khoisan (Khoesan) language family is the smallest of the language families of Africa. The name Khoisan derives from the name ... more »

Tamil

Tamil

Tamil (தமிழ்) belongs to the Southern branch of the Dravidian language family, spoken in southern India and northeastern Sri Lanka from prehistoric times. It is spoken ... more »

Hawaiian Creole

Hawaiian Creole

Hawai‘ian Creole, inaccurately called Hawai‘ian Pidgin English, or simply Pidgin, is based on English and a number of other ... more »

Languages on the Internet

Languages on the Internet

More and more users are plugging into the Internet worldwide. However, estimating the number of speakers of the world’s ... more »

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Basque, (Euskara, in Basque), is one of a handful of non-Indo-European languages with a home in Western Europe. Others include Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian, Sami, and Maltese.  It is a language isolate, i.e., it has no known relatives anywhere in the world. This has led to a number of hypotheses regarding its origin. The prevailing theory is that an early form of Basque was spoken … Full article

French (français) belongs to the Romance branch of the Indo-European language family. Like all Romance languages, it developed from Vulgar Latin spoken by the Roman invaders. Before the Roman invasion of what is France today, the territory was inhabited by a Celtic people whom the Romans called Gauls. The language of the Gauls had little impact on French. From the 3rd century on, Gaul was invaded by …

Levantine Spoken Arabic is a general term that covers a continuum of spoken dialects along the Eastern Mediterranean Coast of Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, and Israel. The worldwide population of speakers of Levantine Arabic is estimated at around 20 million people, many of whom are expatriates from countries where it is spoken. Levantine Arabic has no official status in the countries where it is spoken. It …

Irish Gaelic (Gaeilge nah Eireann)  is a Celtic language spoken by 138,000 people as a first language, and by another 1,000,000 people as a second language in Ireland with 276,000 first-language speakers worldwide (Ethnologue).The language is sometimes referred to as Gaelic, Irish Gaelic, or Erse, but in Ireland it is simply called Irish. Republic of Ireland Irish was the only language spoken in …