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The Rosetta Stone

It made a language out of Egypt’s Hieroglyphics.
Picture credit: Tony Hisgett

 

Language is the primary way that most Humans with speaking ability communicate.

Those who are unable to speak also have a Language, it is called Sign Language.

 

Spoken language is what sets us apart from the other living creatures who inhabit this Planet with us.

We learn our individual language at our Mother’s knee and hopefully will retain it all of our lives.

 

As for current Global Language statistics, Mandarin Chinese has the most speakers with

Spanish second and English third.

 

These web sites will allow you to explore some of the places where Language is defined:

 

A very interesting page of General World Data gathered by the CIA, yes the CIA.

This site has an awesome amount of Global information and is a great teaching tool:

The CIA World Factbook – Languages

 

National Geographic has once again provided their readers with a valuable educational tool,

a Portal to the World’s Endangered Languages:

Enduring Voices Project

 

An extensive collection of data on the Languages of the World:

Ethnologue Language Family Index

 

If you seek Dictionaries for all of the World’s Languages, over 6,000

they say, this massive web site has them:

Foreign Languages Online

 

An important web site concerning the World’s Indigenous Languages and

what they are trying to do to help prevent them from disappearing forever:

Living Tongues Institute

 

The Mother of all Language study web sites:

The Rosetta Project

 

Although not always completely accurate, Wikipedia is still quite useful

as a cross Reference in your studies:

Sign Language

 

A unique visual look at Global Languages:

World Language Mapping System

 

 

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