Classifying Languages

LANGUAGE FACT :')

The worlds 6,000-plus languages can be classified into families, branches, and groups.

Only around 100 of these languages are used by more than 5 million people.

Language 🌎

Language is a system of communication through speech. It is a collection of sounds that a group of people understands to have the same meaning. Approximately 85 languages are spoken by at least 10 million people, and about 300 languages by between 1 million and 10 million people.

Language being Organized :')

Language family: a collection of languages related through a common ancestral language that existed long before recorded history.

Language branch: a collection of languages within a family related through a common ancestral language that existed several thousand years ago.

Language group: a collection of languages within a branch that share a common origin in the relatively recent past and display many similarities in grammar and vocabulary.

information on classifying languages

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