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Where Is Gujarati Spoken?

Its origins Gujarati belongs to the Indo-Aryan language family, which is a branch of the greater Indo-European family. It receives its name from the Indian state where it is the official language: the state of Gujarat, and it uses the Gujarati script, though it originally was written with the Devanagari alphabet. The first manuscripts in […]

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The Persian Language

It belongs to the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European language family, which we spoke about HERE. More than 60 million people are native speakers of this language, and they are distributed across Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Oman, the Arab Emirates and India, as well as members of the Persian diaspora. The ISO and the Academy […]

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The Pashto Language

Spoken by the Khan’s or Pashtuns (inhabiting Afghanistan and the west of Pakistan) as well as by groups in India, it is one of the official languages of Afghanistan, along with Dari. With regards to the linguistic history of Pashto, it comes from the Indo-European language of families, discussed HERE, and more specifically forms part […]

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The Slavic Languages: The Use of the Cyrillic Alphabet

The Slavic languages belong to the Indo-European family of languages.  They are spoken in much of Central Europe, the Balkans, Eastern Europe and Northern Asia.  The amount of speakers tops 400 million persons approximately, among which are Russians, Bielorussians, Ukranians, Bulgarians, Macedonians, Serbs, Croats, Slovenians, Poles, Czechs, and Slovaks. They use the Cyrillic alphabet (under […]

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The Greek Legacy

Greece is the center of international attention every time we celebrate the Olympic Games, as they are the continuation of an ancient Hellenic tradition in honor of the gods of Olympus.  But what’s the origin of the Greek language? The Greek languages form the Hellenic subfamily of the grand Indo-European family of languages.  It is […]

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