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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 »

Uzbek

Uzbek

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 ... more »

Tok Pisin

Tok Pisin

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 ... more »

Austronesian Language Family

Austronesian Language Family

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 ... more »

Dakota

Dakota

Dakota belongs to the Dakota branch of the Siouan-Catawban language family. Its closest relatives are Assiniboine, Lakota, and Stoney ... more »

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 Hungarian (Magyar) is a member of the Uralic language family. It is the largest of the Uralic languages in terms of the number of speakers and the only one spoken in Central Europe. Its closest relatives are Khanty and Mansi, minority languages of Russia, spoken 2,000 miles away, east of the Ural mountains in northwestern Siberia. It is estimated that Hungarian has been separated from Khanty and Mansi for about 2,500-3,000 years. Linguists ... Full article
 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 ...
Malagasy is spoken on the island of Madagascar, off the east coast of Africa. Despite its close proximity to Africa, however, Malagasy is not a member of any African language family. Rather, it is a group of closely related varieties representing the westernmost extension of the Malayo-Polynesian branch of the Austronesian language family. Its closest relative outside of Madagascar is Ma’anyan in southeast Borneo. The indigenous ...
The term Nahuatl (nawatlahtolli) covers a number of closely related languages that form the southernmost branch of the Uto-Aztecan language family. It serves as a general name for 27 linguistic variants (Ethnologue), some mutually unintelligible, that are spoken by over 1.6 million people in Mexico today. There are more speakers of Nahuatl than of any other indigenous language in Mexico today. The ...