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Albanian

Albanian

Albanian (also known as Shqip), forms a branch of the Indo-European language ifamily all by itself. It is spoken by 7.3 ... 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 »

Tatar

Tatar

Tatar (Tatar tele, Tatarça, Татар теле, Татарча) belongs to the Western Turkic branch of the Altaic language family. Its  closest relatives are Bashkir (Bashkort) and Chulym. ... more »

K’iche’

K’iche’

K’iche’, also spelled Quiché, is a member of the Quichean branch of the Mayan language family. It is spoken in the central ... more »

Ojibwa

Ojibwa

Ojibwa (Ojibwe, Ojibway) belongs to the Ojibwa-Potawatomi group of the Algonquian branch of the Algic language family. Speakers of Ojibwa ... more »

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Chechen (Нохчийн) is the largest member of the North Caucasian language group. It is spoken in geographically diverse regions of the world ranging from Russia and Western Europe to the Middle East. According to the Russian census of 2002 (cited in Minority Languages of Russia on the Internet), there are 1,350,000 speakers of Chechen. Due to continuous wars in the region as well … Full article

Iranian languages constitute a branch of the Indo-European language family. They are spoken over a wide area of the Middle East. The languages are called Iranian because the largest members of the branch have been spoken on the Iranian plateau since ancient times. Iranian languages, together with Indo-Aryan languages are thought to have evolved from a common ancestral language called *Proto-Indo-Iranian. Most scholars subscribe to …

Tibeto-Burmese (or Tibeto-Burman) branch constitutes a part of the Sino-Tibetan language family. It consists of 389 highly differentiated languages spoken over a widespread area from the Tibetan plateau in the north to the Malay peninsula in the south, and from northern Pakistan in the west to northeastern Vietnam in the east. It is thought that the Tibeto-Burmese peoples migrated from the Himalayas along river valleys and …

 Georgian (kartuli ena, ქართული ენა), also known as Kartvelian or Kartuli, is a member of the Kartvelian family, one of the Caucasian language families, along with Svan, Laz, and Mingrelian. It is believed that Svan separated from the other languages in the second millennium BC. A thousand years later, Georgian separated from Laz and Mingrelian. The four are now considered to be separate languages. The name Georgian used …