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Mongolian

Mongolian

Mongolian, a macrolanguage, is the best-known and largest member of the Mongolic language group. It has two principal members: ... more »

Punjabi

Punjabi

Punjabi (also known as Pañjābī) is a member of the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European language family. Eastern Punjabi is spoken as ... more »

Zulu

Zulu

Zulu (isiZulu) is a southern Bantoid language spoken in the KwaZulu-Natal Province in South Africa (formerly called Zululand). The Zulu people are thought ... more »

Samoan

Samoan

Samoan (Gagana Samoa) is a member of the Polynesian group of the Malayo-Polynesian branch of the Austronesian language family. While Samoan is related to ... more »

Wolof

Wolof

Wolof (Ouolof, Volof, Walaf, Waro-Waro, Yallof) belongs to the Atlantic group of the Niger-Congo language family. It is spoken by 5.2 million people ... more »

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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 the Romans and imposed by them on the peoples under their rule. Therefore, it shares many characteristics with other Romance languages. It is spoken by 57.7 million people in Italy with a total worldwide 64 million speakers in some 29 … Full article

 Finnish (Suomi) is a member of the Finnic branch of the Uralic language family. It is not an Indo-European language. Among its closest living relatives are Karelian, Veps, Ingrian and Estonian, and the almost extinct Votic and Livonian. Finnish is spoken by 4.7 million people in the Republic of Finland. It is also spoken in Canada, Estonia, Norway, Russian Federation, Sweden, United States. The total Finnish-speaking population of all countries is estimated to be close to …

English belongs to the Western group of the Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family. It is most closely related to Low German dialects and to Dutch. English descended from the language spoken in the English Isles by the Germanic tribes, the Angles, Saxons, and Jutes, who came to the British Isles around 450 AD and drove the original Celtic-speaking inhabitants to areas that are now Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, and …

 Bamanankan, also known as Bambara and Bamanakan, is a member of the Mande group of the Niger-Congo language family. It is spoken by 4 million people as a first language and by another 10 million people in Mali and in the neighboring, Côte-d’Ivoire (Ethnologue). Much of Bamanankan’s history is unwritten and is preserved mainly through oral tradition. What is known is that the Mande people settled the Sahel (including present-day …