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Italian

Italian

Italian belongs to the Romance branch of the Indo-European language family. Like the other Romance languages, it is a descendant of Vulgar Latin spoken by ... more »

Khoekhoe

Khoekhoe

Khoekhoe, also known as Nama, and Hottentot (the latter term is pejorative), belongs to the Khoe language family. It is ... more »

Cebuano

Cebuano

Cebuano, also known as Binisaya, Bisayan, Sebuano, Sugbuanon, Sugbuhanon, Visayan, is the major language of Visayan islands (Negros Oriental, Cebu, Bohol), and parts of Mindanao in ... more »

Aymara

Aymara

Aymara (Aymar aru) belongs to the Aymaran language family. It is spoken by the indigenous Aymara people in Bolivia, Peru, Northern ... more »

Critical Languages

Critical Languages

Critical languages are those less commonly taught languages in which the demand for proficient speakers exceeds supply. The Department ... more »

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Kurdish (Kurdi, Курди) belongs to the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European language family. It is believed that the first Indo-European-speaking people began to move into what is present-day Kurdistan about 4,000 years ago. In the next two thousand years, the original language of the Kurds was completely displaced by an Indo-European variety that eventually became Kurdish as it is spoken today. Kurdish is a macrolanguage that consists of ... Full article
Tibetic languages are comprised of a group of mutually unintelligible languages spoken by Tibetan people in eastern Central Asia. The areas where Tibetic languages are spoken include the Tibet Autonomous Region and the Qinghai, Sichuan, Gansu provinces of of the People’s Republic of China, and parts of the Indian subcontinent that include Baltistan, Ladakh, Nepal, Sikkim, and Bhutan.There are also large exile communities in Europe, Taiwan, ...
Khoekhoe, also known as Nama, and Hottentot (the latter term is pejorative), belongs to the Khoe language family. It is spoken by 200,000 people in Namibia, Botswana, and South Africa by the Nama, Damara, and Haiǁom people (Ethnologue). The name Khoekhoen comes from the Nama word khoe ‘person.’ Namibia Khoekhoe is the national language along with English and a number of other regional languages (Ethnologue). It is used ...
Macedonian ( мaкeдoнcки jaзик, makedonski jazik) belongs to the South Slavic group of the Slavic branch of Indo-European language family. Its closest relative is Bulgarian. The two languages form a continuum of mutually intelligible dialects. Macedonian is spoken by some 1.3 million people in the Republic of Macedonia. It is also spoken in neighboring Balkan countries of Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, and Slovenia, as well as in ...