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  1. History of the Irish language - Wikipedia

    In July 2003, the Official Languages Act was signed, declaring Irish an official language, requiring public service providers to make services available in the language, which affected advertising, signage, announcements, public reports, and more. In 2007, Irish became an official working language of the European Union.

  2. Indo-European languages - Wikipedia

    There are about 445 living Indo-European languages, according to the estimate by Ethnologue, with over two thirds (313) of them belonging to the Indo-Iranian branch. All Indo-European languages are descendants of a single prehistoric language, reconstructed as Proto-Indo-European, spoken sometime in the Neolithic era.

    • Pre-colonial era: Eurasia, Today: Worldwide, c. 3.2 billion native speakers
    • Proto-Indo-European
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  4. Evolution of languages - Wikipedia

    Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, researchers attempted to reconstruct the Proto-Afroasiatic language, suggesting it likely arose between 18,000 and 12,000 years ago in the Levant, suggesting that it may have descended from the Natufian culture and migrated into Africa before diverging into different languages.

  5. Afroasiatic languages -

    The Afroasiatic languages(alternatively Afro-Asiatic), also known as Hamito-Semitic,constitute one of the world's largest language families, with about 375 living languages. The phylum is spoken by 200 to 300 million people primarily spread throughout the Middle East, North Africa, the Horn of Africa, and parts of the Sahel.

  6. Languages of the European Union - Wikipedia

    This is the case in Luxembourg, where 92% speak at least two languages. Those who live in southern European countries or countries where one of the major European languages is a state language have a lower likelihood of speaking multiple foreign languages. Only 5% of Turkish, 13% of Irish, 16% of Italians, 17% of Spanish and 18% from the UK ...

  7. Index of language articles - Wikipedia

    List Languages with at least 50 million first-language speakers, millions (according to: Ethnologue) Afroasiatic languages Berber languages Chadic languages Cushitic languages Semitic languages Korean language Japonic languages Mongolic languages Tungusic languages Turkic languages Amerind languages (various families) Australian Aboriginal languages (various families) Austroasiatic languages ...

  8. Grammatical gender - Wikipedia

    Grammatical gender is found in many Indo-European languages (including Spanish, French, Russian, and German—but not English or Persian, for example), Afroasiatic languages (which includes the Semitic and Berber languages, etc.), and in other language families such as Dravidian and Northeast Caucasian, as well as several Australian Aboriginal ...

  9. Indo-European languages - Wikipedia

    The Indo-European languages are a language family of several hundred related languages and dialects.There are about 445 living Indo-European languages, according to the estimate by Ethnologue, with over two-thirds (313) of them belonging to the Indo-Iranian branch.

  10. List of Wikipedias - Wikipedia

    Each Wikipedia has a code, which is used as a subdomain below Interlanguage links are sorted by that code. The codes represent the language codes defined by ISO 639-1 and ISO 639-3, and the decision of which language code to use is usually determined by the IETF language tag policy.

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