Facts about Language

The classification of the Pictish language was once controversial, but it is now generally considered a Celtic language. Today, the main language spoken in Scotland is English, while Scots and Scottish Gaelic are minority languages. The dialect of English spoken in Scotland is referred to as Scottish English.

While English is the official language of Jamaica, the large majority of the Jamaica people speak a form of English Creole, known by linguists as Jamaican Creole or Patois. Jamaican Creole can best be described as an English-lexified Creole language; a mixture of English and a variety of West African languages.

Jamaican Patois, known locally as Patois (Patwa or Patwah) and called Jamaican Creole by linguists, is an English-based creole language with West African influences (a majority of loan words of Akan origin) spoken primarily in Jamaica and the Jamaican diaspora.

Census dataLanguageNumber of speakersSpeak only English6909648Speak other language603517Spanish or Spanish Creole378942Other Indo-European languages11996141 more rows

Portuguese is the majority language of South America, by a small margin. Spanish, with slightly fewer speakers than Portuguese, is the second most spoken language on the continent. Other official and majority languages in specific countries are: Dutch in Suriname.

Heeding to this, we bring you seven of the oldest languages in the world that are still widely in use:Tamil: Origin (according to first appearance as script) - 300 BC.Sanskrit: Origin (according to first appearance as script) - 2000 BC.Greek: Origin (according to first appearance as script) - 1500 BC.More items...

First millennium BCDateLanguageAttestationc. 400 BCOscan3rd century BCVolscianTabula Veliternac. 260 BCMiddle Indo-Aryan (Prakrit)Edicts of Ashokac. 200 BCTamilcave inscriptions and potsherds in Tamil Nadu23 more rows

New MexicoState of New Mexico Nuevo México (Spanish) Yootó Hahoodzo (Navajo)Spoken languagesEnglish 69.7% Spanish 28.5% Navajo 3.5% other 4.1%DemonymNew MexicanCapitalSanta FeLargest cityAlbuquerque40 more rows

Below are top 11 African languages to know when doing business on the continent or enjoying tourist destinations and experiencing diverse cultures on the continent:1 SWAHILI. Swahili is the most spoken language in Africa, with over 100 million speakers. ... 2 AMHARIC. ... 3 YORUBA. ... 4 OROMO. ... 5 HAUSA. ... 6 IGBO. ... 7 ZULU. ... 8 SHONA.More items...

The major native languages spoken in Nigeria represent three major families of African languages - the majority are Niger-Congo languages, such as Yoruba, Ibo, the Hausa language is Afro-Asiatic; and Kanuri, spoken in the northeast, primarily Borno State, is a member of the Nilo-Saharan family.


English is widely spoken in Norway, and virtually every Norwegian can speak fluent (or understand a minimum of, this is mostly the elder people) English.Tourist information is usually printed in several languages.

Martin Van Buren was the only American president who did not speak English as his first language. He was born in Kinderhook, New York, a primarily Dutch community, spoke Dutch as his first language, and continued to speak it at home.

Dutch is spoken as a native language by about 60% of the population, most of them being bilingual with Sranan Tongo, Saramaccan, Hindustani, and other languages. Nevertheless, Dutch is the sole official language of the country. Surinamese Dutch is easily intelligible with other forms of Dutch.

Spanish and Guaraní are Paraguay's official languages. Nearly 87% of the country's population speaks Spanish. Guaraní is spoken by about 4,650,000 people, accounting for over 90% of the people of Paraguay. In rural areas, 52% of the Guaraní speakers are monolingual.Aug 1, 2017

The official language is Arabic and the dialect used is Lebanese Arabic. Most people are bilingual and can additionally speak French or English. Don't worry about not speaking Arabic. In fact, Lebanese people use the 3 languages interchangeably in their daily lives.

Caló (also known as Pachuco) is an argot or slang of Mexican Spanish that originated during the first half of the 20th century in the Southwestern United States. It is the product of zoot-suit pachuco culture that developed in the 1930s and '40s in cities along the US/Mexico border.

You should capitalize the names of countries, nationalities, and languages because they are proper nouns—English nouns that are always capitalized. ... English is made up of many languages, including Latin, German, and French.

Welsh language. Welsh (Cymraeg or y Gymraeg, pronounced Welsh pronunciation: [kəmˈraiɡ, ə ɡəmˈraiɡ] ( listen)) is a member of the Brittonic branch of the Celtic languages. It is spoken natively in Wales, by few in England, and in Y Wladfa (the Welsh colony in Chubut Province, Argentina).

Origins. Welsh evolved from British, the Celtic language spoken by the ancient Britons. Alternatively classified as Insular Celtic or P-Celtic, it probably arrived in Britain during the Bronze Age or Iron Age and was probably spoken throughout the island south of the Firth of Forth.

The languages that we refer to today as being of Celtic origin are Irish Gaelic, Scottish Gaelic, Manx, Welsh, Breton and Cornish. These six languages are known as the Insular Celtic languages because they originated in what are known as the British Isles.

The stakes are high, not just for the 740,000 people who speak Welsh today but for speakers of thousands of minority languages around the world. Like its Celtic cousins Scottish Gaelic and Irish, Welsh suffers from its proximity to the English-speaking world. ... Welsh was in sharp decline.Jun 24, 2015

The Slavic languages are generally broken into three groups; the Western (Polish, Czech, Slovak, Wendic/Sorbian/Lusatian), the Eastern (Russian, Belarussian, Ukrainian) and the Southern (Slovenian, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Macedonian).

Traditional Jewish exegesis such as Midrash (Genesis Rabbah 38) says that Adam spoke Hebrew because the names he gives Eve – Isha (Book of Genesis 2:23) and Chava (Genesis 3:20) – only make sense in Hebrew.

As a Jewish scholar, he very likely knew Hebrew (but may not have spoken it). As an educated Roman citizen, he probably spoke some Latin -- the language of the Roman Empire. He was Jewish but also a Roman citizen so he most likely knew at least Greek, Latin and Aramaic or Hebrew or whatever the Jews spoke at that time.

An official language of Sri Lanka, Singapore and two Indian states, Tamil is still spoken by approximately 70 million people across the world. Tamil has one of the oldest literary canons of any language in the world, with the earliest piece of Tamil writing, Sangam literature, dating to approximately 300 BCE.Dec 1, 2016

Already a melting pot of various immigrant cultures – French, Spanish, German, African and Irish, to name a few – Louisiana Creole French was only one of many languages spoken in early New Orleans. French was especially prominent in early New Orleans, due to its longstanding presence in the region.Jun 3, 2011

If you want to learn a language with a large number of speakers and which is spoken in many countries, the ones to choose in order of 'usefulness' are: English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), German, Japanese, Portuguese and Hindi/Urdu.

A spoken language is a language produced by articulate sounds, as opposed to a written language. Many languages have no written form and so are only spoken. An oral language or vocal language is a language produced with the vocal tract, as opposed to a sign language, which is produced with the hands and face.

Language is a system that consists of the development, acquisition, maintenance and use of complex systems of communication, particularly the human ability to do so; and a language is any specific example of such a system. The scientific study of language is called linguistics.

Strong language skills are an asset that will promote a lifetime of effective communication. ... Our language is the most important part of our being. I think it is important to learn other languages, other forms of communication besides our own because it helps us to learn about other peoples and cultures.Feb 26, 2014

C is a high-level and general-purpose programming language that is ideal for developing firmware or portable applications. Originally intended for writing system software, C was developed at Bell Labs by Dennis Ritchie for the Unix Operating System in the early 1970s.

C is a very powerful and widely used language. It is used in many scientific programming situations. It forms (or is the basis for) the core of the modern languages Java and C++. It allows you access to the bare bones of your computer.

Although numerous computer languages are used for writing computer applications, the computer programming language, C, is the most popular language worldwide. Everything from microcontrollers to operating systems is written in C since it's very flexible and versatile, allowing maximum control with minimal commands.

Because C comes after B. The reason why the language was named “C” by its creator was that it came after B language. Back then, Bell Labs already had a programming language called “B” at their disposal. ... The Unix operating system was originally created at Bell Labs by Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie, and others.Nov 11, 2016

Java was designed to have the look and feel of the C++ language, but it is simpler to use than C++ and enforces an object-oriented programming model. Java can be used to create complete applications that may run on a single computer or be distributed among servers and clients in a network.Dec 14, 2016

Ancient China - Staff Room. The notion of a single Chinese language is misleading. China has several major dialects (or regional languages) which may be related but are all highly distinctive. Mandarin is the official spoken language and is known as putonghua (common speech) within China.

A number of sign languages are spoken throughout Asia. These include the Japanese Sign Language family, Chinese Sign Language, Indo-Pakistani Sign Language, as well as a number of small indigenous sign languages of countries such as Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam.