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Semitic Branch

Semitic Branch

Semitic languages constitute a the most populous branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family. They are spoken by more than 500 million ... more »

Sino-Tibetan Language Family

Sino-Tibetan Language Family

The Sino-Tibetan language family is one of the largest in the world. It is second only to the Indo-European language ... more »

Arabic (Overview)

Arabic (Overview)

Arabic (al-‘arabiyyah, العربية) is a macrolanguage. As the largest member of the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family it includes all descendants ... more »

Writing Systems

Writing Systems

A writing system, also referred to as script or orthography, is a convention for representing the units of a ... more »

Turkmen

Turkmen

Turkmen (түркмен) belongs to the Turkic branch of the Altaic language family. It is included in the southern group of the Turkic ... more »

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Portuguese, português or língua portuguesa, belongs to the Romance branch of the Indo-European language family. It is a widely-spoken macrolanguage and one of the world’s largest languages, ranking sixth after Chinese, Spanish, English, Hindi, and Arabic. Ethnologue estimates the worldwide population of first-language speakers of Portuguese at around 204.3 million people, while other estimates place the number at 215 million (Nationalencyklopedin). After the Roman … Full article

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 …

Aramaic (ארמית Arāmît, Ārāmāyâ), a member of the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family, has a remarkable 3,000-year history. It was spoken by Aramaeans, an ancient semi-nomadic people who had lived in upper Mesopotamia. This area is now, occupied by Iraq, eastern Syria, and southeastern Turkey. Hebrew is closely related to Aramaic. Aramaic is thought to have first appeared among the Aramaeans in the …

The term Nahuatl (nawatlahtolli) covers a number of closely related languages that form the southernmost branch of the Uto-Aztecan language family. It serves as a general name for 27 linguistic variants (Ethnologue), some mutually unintelligible, that are spoken by over 1.6 million people in Mexico today. There are more speakers of Nahuatl than of any other indigenous language in Mexico today. The …