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Tachelhit

Tachelhit

Tachelhit (Shilha, Soussiya, Southern Shilha, Susiya, Tachilhit, Tashelheyt, Tashelhit, Tashilheet, Tashlhiyt, Tasoussit) belongs to the Northern Berber group of the Afro-Asiatic language family. ... more »

Georgian

Georgian

 Georgian (kartuli ena, ქართული ენა), also known as Kartvelian or Kartuli, is a member of the Kartvelian family, one ... more »

Niger-Congo Language Family

Niger-Congo Language Family

The Niger-Congo language family is one of the largest language families in the world and the largest one in ... more »

Dutch

Dutch

Dutch belongs to the west Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family spoken by 16.4 million people in the Netherlands (Holland) and in ... 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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Quechuan, called Runasimi in Quechua, from runa ‘people’ + simi ‘speech,’ is a family of some 45 closely-related languages spoken in the Andean region of South America by close to 10 million people (Ethnologue). Various theories regarding the origins of Quechua are hotly disputed. It is thought by some scholars that Quechua originated on the central coast of Peru around 2,600 BC. The Inca kings of Cuzco made Quechua … Full article

Tajiki, or Tajik, (Зaбoни тoҷики), is a member of the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European language family. It is the name for Persian in Tajikistan, a former Soviet republic in Central Asia, where it is spoken by slightly over 6.4 million people, and in Uzbekistan where there are 1.3 million speakers. Tajiks are the principal ethnic group in most of Tajikistan, in northeastern Afghanistan and in the cities …

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 language family are spoken …

  Greek (Eλληνικά), the language of one of the major civilizations and one of the greatest literatures of the world, forms its own independent branch of the Indo-European language family and has no close living relatives. Of all the living Indo-European languages, it is most closely related to Armenian. It has been spoken in the southern Balkans since the early part of the second millennium BC and …