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Caucasian Language Families

Caucasian Language Families

The Ibero-Caucasian language family is one of the several language families spoken in the Caucasus Mountains, a narrow land bridge ... more »

Afro Asiatic Language Family

Afro Asiatic Language Family

Afro-Asiatic, formerly called Hamito-Semitic, is the largest language family of northern Africa. With a total number of speakers estimated ... more »

Hausa

Hausa

Hausa (هَوْسَ), also known as Abakwariga, Habe, Haoussa, Hausawa, Kado, and Mgbakpa, belongs to the West Chadic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family. It ... more »

Writing Systems

Writing Systems

A writing system, also referred to as script or orthography, is a convention for representing the units of a ... more »

Nama

Nama

Nàmá, also known as Khoekhoe, Khoekhoegowab, and Hottentot (the term is now considered derogatory), belongs to the Khoisan language family. ... more »

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Romanian (Romȃneşte), is the easternmost member of the Romance branch of the Indo-European language family. It  is the statutory national language of Romania where it is spoken as a first language by 19.7 million people (Ethnologue). Romanian  is also the official language of Moldova, a former Soviet republic, where it is called sometimes called Moldovan. It is spoken in Moldova by some 3 million people. Unlike more »
The Dravidian language family is one of the largest language families in the world. The vast majority of linguists believe that the Dravidian language family is completely unrelated to any other language family. The family includes 73 languages spoken by over 222 million people in southern India, Sri Lanka, certain areas of Pakistan, and in more »
Slovak (Slovenský jazyk), also called Slovakian, belongs to the West Slavic group of the Slavic branch of the Indo-European language family. It is spoken by slightly over 4.6 million people in Slovakia, an independent republic that was part of former Czechoslovakia. There are also expatriate Slovak communities in Canada, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Ukraine, and USA.The total number of more »
Guaraní (avañe’ẽ) belongs to the Tupi-Guaraní family of South America. It is spoken by 4.6 million people in Paraguay, Argentina, Bolivia, and Brazil (Ethnologue). These languages are spoken by people who inhabit a vast area in the Amazon forest in Brazilian states and Paraguay in the south, and from the Atlantic coast in the east to the Andes of Bolivia more »