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Uto-Aztecan Language Family

Uto-Aztecan Language Family

Uto-Aztecan stock is one of the largest language groups of North and Central America in terms of population, linguistic ... more »

Azerbaijani

Azerbaijani

Azerbaijani (Азәрбајҹан дили, آذربایجان دیلی), also known as Azeri, is a member of the Turkic branch of the Altaic language family. Turkic-speaking ... more »

Iroquoian Language Family

Iroquoian Language Family

The Iroquoian language family is one of the important language families of North America. It is named after the Iroquois ... more »

Tungusic Languages

Tungusic Languages

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 ... more »

Malagasy

Malagasy

Malagasy is a group of closely related languages/varieties representing the westernmost extension of the Malayo-Polynesian branch of the Austronesian language family. They ... more »

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French (français) belongs to the Romance branch of the Indo-European language family. Like all Romance languages, it developed from Vulgar Latin spoken by the Roman invaders. Before the Roman invasion of what is France today, the territory was inhabited by a Celtic people whom the Romans called Gauls. The language of the Gauls had little impact on French. From the 3rd more »
Chechen (Нохчийн мотт/Noxchiin mott) is the largest member of the North Caucasian language group. It is spoken in geographically diverse regions of the world ranging from Russia and Western Europe to the Middle East. According to the Russian census of 2002 (cited in Minority Languages of Russia on the Internet), there are 1,350,000 speakers of Chechen. Due to more »
Mende (Mɛnde yia), also known as Boumpe, Hulo, Kossa, and Kosso, belongs to the Southwestern group of the Mande branch of the Niger-Congo language family. It is spoken by 1.5 million people primarily in southern Sierra Leone and by some 20,000 people in neighboring Liberia.  Its closest relatives are Loko, spoken in Sierra Leone, and Bandi, spoken in Liberia. Status The official language of Sierra Leone 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 »