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Languages of the World

List of languages all over the globe, living or extinct.

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Understanding the Spanish language. Check out the chart to break the language down for non-native Spanish speakers.




Tamil (தமிழ், tamiḻ, [t̪ɐmɨɻ] ?) is a Dravidian language spoken predominantly by Tamil people of the Indian subcontinent. It has official status in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and in the Indian union territory of Pondicherry. Tamil is also an official language of Sri Lanka and Singapore.


Afrikaans, previously known as Cape Dutch, originated from Dutch dialects of the 17th century making it one of the two official languages with a European origin.


The Ndebele language is classified under the Bantu languages, specifically with the Nguni group.




Also known as Swati, sisSwati or isiSwazi, Swazi is one of the Bantu languages spoken in South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho and Mozambique. According to the 2001 census, approximately 1.19 million people (2.7% of the population) in South Africa speak the language.


Romansh is also known by these names: Romansch, Rumantsch, Romanche and Rhaeto-Romansch. In Switzerland, speakers of this unfamiliar language account for about less than 1% of the whole population of the country.