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Aymara (Aymar aru) belongs to the Aymaran language family. It is spoken by the indigenous Aymara people in Bolivia, Peru, Northern Chile, and Argentina (Ethnologue). The total population of Aymara speakers is estimated at  2.8 million people. It is believed that the original homeland of Aymara was Peru, and that the language later spread into neighboring areas of Bolivia, Chile and Argentina. Prior to the ...Full Article


Assamese is the easternmost member of the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European language family. It is spoken as a first language by 12.8 million people primarily in the Indian state of Assam and in ...Full Article


Armenian (հայերեն, Hayaren) belongs to the Indo-European language family. It forms its own independent branch and has no close relatives. It is generally thought to be most closely related to Greek. ...Full Article


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 ...Full Article

Arabic (Moroccan Spoken)

Moroccan Arabic, also known as Maghrebi Arabic, Maghribi, Moroccan Colloquial Arabic, Moroccan Dareja, Moroccan Darija, Moroccan Dereja, is a continuum of dialects spoken in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Western Sahara. Magreb (which means ...Full Article

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 of Classical Arabic spoken primarily across the Middle East and North Africa. ...Full Article

Arabic (Egyptian Spoken)

Egyptian Arabic, also known as Egyptian Spoken Arabic, Masri, Massry, Normal Egyptian Arabic and Egyptian Colloquial Arabic, is a variety of Arabic which belongs to the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family. It is spoken by 56,400,000 ...Full Article


Amharic (amarəñña, አማርኛ), also known as Abyssinian, Amarigna, Amarinya, Amhara, Ethiopian, belongs to the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family. Amharic has close to 22 million first-language speakers and ...Full Article


Albanian (also known as Shqip), forms a branch of the Indo-European language ifamily all by itself. It is spoken by 7.3 million people in Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, ...Full Article

Writing Systems

A writing system, also referred to as script or orthography, is a convention for representing the units of a spoken language by making marks on rocks, leaves, clay, bark, ...Full Article
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