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Sino-Tibetan Language Family

Sino-Tibetan Language Family

The Sino-Tibetan language family is one of the largest in the world. It is second only to the Indo-European language ... more »

Belarusan

Belarusan

Belarusan (Бeлapycкaя мoвa), also known as Belarusian, Belorussian, Bielorussian, Byelorussian, White Russian, and White Ruthenian, belongs to the East Slavic ... more »

Gikuyu

Gikuyu

Gikuyu  (Kikuyu, Agĩkũyũ )belongs to the Bantu branch of the Niger-Congo language family. It is a growing language spoken as a first ... more »

Tagalog

Tagalog

Tagalog (Filipino) belongs to the Malayo-Polynesian branch of the Austronesian language family. The name of the language is derived from tagá-ílog, from tagá- ‘native’+ ílog ‘river.’ It ... more »

Vietnamese

Vietnamese

Vietnamese (tiếng Việt), also formerly known as Annamese, is a member of the Mon-Khmer branch of the Austro-Asiatic language family. It is ... more »

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Estonian (Eesti keel) is a member of the Finnic branch of the Uralic language family. It is related to Võro, Vod and Finnish, the latter spoken on the other side of the Gulf of Finland. It is also  distantly to Hungarian spoken in central Europe. Finnish and Estonian share a great deal of their vocabulary. Throughout its history, Estonia was under Danish, Swedish, Teutonic, and Russian more »
The Oto-Manguean language stock is a group of related languages or language families of Mexico. It is the largest language stock in Mexico, consisting of 174 languages (Ethnologue) that are thought to have originated from a single ancestral language that existed in southern Mexico since at least 4,000 BC. As groups of speakers of the more »
The Niger-Congo language family is one of the largest language families in the world and the largest one in Africa in terms of its geographical spread across most of sub-Saharan Africa, number of speakers, and the number of languages (1514). Almost all of the most widely spoken languages of sub-Saharan Africa belong to the Niger-Congo family, and more »
Tagalog (Filipino) belongs to the Malayo-Polynesian branch of the Austronesian language family. The name of the language is derived from tagá-ílog, from tagá- ‘native’+ ílog ‘river.’ It is spoken by 21.5 million people as a first language and is spoken as a second language by a great majority of Filipinos. Tagalog is also spoken in Canada, Guam, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and USA. more »