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Aramaic

Aramaic

Aramaic (ארמית Arāmît, ܐܪܡܝܐ Ārāmāyâ), a member of the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family, has a remarkable 3,000-year history. It ... more »

Sinhalese

Sinhalese

Sinhala (Sinhalese) belongs to the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European language family. It is the majority language of Sri Lanka where it is spoken ... more »

Arabic (Modern Standard)

Arabic (Modern Standard)

Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), also called Al-’Arabiyya, Al-Fusha, and Literary Arabic, is the modern standard language based on Classical Arabic, the language ... more »

Indo-European Language Family

Indo-European Language Family

Indo-European is a family of languages that first spread throughout Europe and many parts of South Asia, and later ... more »

Telugu

Telugu

  Telugu (తెలుగు) belongs to the South Central branch of the Dravidian language family. It is spoken as a first language by 74 million ... more »

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Hindi, also known as Khadi Boli, Khari Boli, belongs to the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European language family. It is spoken as a first language primarily in northern and central India by more than 258 million people (Ethnologue). It is the language that unifies multilingual India, home to some 400 different languages/dialects. Outside of India, Hindi is spoken in Australia, Bangladesh, more »
Tungusic (Manchu-Tungus) languages belong to the Altaic family together with the Turkic and Mongolian language groups, and possibly with Korean and Japanese. They spoken by fewer than 80,000 people scattered across a vast region of central and eastern Siberia, the Russian Far East, as well as China and Mongolia. Tungusic Branch of the Altaic Language Family Evenki 29,000 China, Russia, Inner Mongolia Xibe 30,000 more »
All members of the Tai-Kadai (also known as Kadai or Kam-Tai) language family evolved from an ancestral language called Proto-Tai which is thought to have originated in the area between northern Vietnam and southeastern China. Some 2,000 years ago, speakers of the Tai languages moved southward into Southeast Asia. Today, languages belonging to the Tai-Kadai more »
Kabyle (Taqbaylit) belongs to the Northern Berber group of the Afro-Asiatic language family. The name of the language is reportedly derived from the Arabic word for “tribesman”. The Kabyle-speaking areas of Algeria include the provinces of Tizi Ouzou, Béjaïa and Bouïra. About half of the population of the neighboring Sétif, Bordj Bou Arréridj and Boumerdès provinces are also Kabyle speakers. About half the 3-million population of Algiers, the more »