Agglutinative language
An agglutinative language is a type of synthetic language with morphology that primarily uses agglutination: words may contain different morphemes to determine their meaning, but each of these morphem...
"Tsundoku," the Japanese Word for the New Books That Pile Up on Our Shelves, Should Enter the English Language
There are some words out there that are brilliantly evocative and at the same time impossible to fully translate. Yiddish has the word shlimazl, which basically means a perpetually unlucky person. G...
Armenian language
The Armenian language (classical: հայերէն; reformed: հայերեն [hɑjɛˈɾɛn] hayeren) is an Indo-European language spoken by the Armenians. It is the official language of the Republic of Armenia and the se...
Armenian language - Wikipedia
Avar language
Avar (self-designation магӏарул мацӏ maharul macʼ [maʕarul mat͡sʼ] "language of the mountains" or Авар мацӏ awar macʼ [awar mat͡sʼ] "Avar language") is a language that belongs to the Avar–Andic group ...
Aymaran languages
Aymaran (also Jaqi, Aru, Jaqui, Aimara, Haki) is one of the two dominant language families of the central Andes, along with Quechuan.Hardman (1978) proposed the name Jaqi for the family of languages (...
Aymaran languages - Wikipedia
Azerbaijani language
Azerbaijani (/ˌaːzərbaɪˈdʒɑːni/, /-ˈʒɑːni/), Azeri (/aːˈzɛəri/, /əˈ-/), or Azeri Turkish (Azeri: Azərbaycan dili) is a language belonging to the Turkic language family, spoken primarily in the South C...
Azerbaijani language - Wikipedia
Basque language
Basque (endonym: Euskara, [eus̺ˈkaɾa]) is a language isolate ancestral to the Basque people, who are indigenous to and mainly inhabit the Basque Country, a region spanning an area in northeastern Sp...
Basque language - Wikipedia
Dravidian languages
The Dravidian languages are a language family spoken mainly in southern India and parts of eastern and central India as well as in northeastern Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, and overseas in ...
Dravidian languages - Wikipedia
Elamite language
Elamite is an extinct language spoken by the ancient Elamites. Elamite was the primary language in present-day Iran from 2800–550 BC. The last written records in Elamite appear about the time of the c...
Elamite language - Wikipedia
Japanese language
Japanese (日本語, Nihongo, [nihõŋɡo], [nihõŋŋo]) is an East Asian language spoken by about 125 million speakers, primarily in Japan, where it is the national language. It is a member of the Japon...
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Kannada language
Kannada /ˈkɑːnədə/ or /ˈkænədə/, (ಕನ್ನಡ kannaḍa, [ˈkʌnːəɖɑː]) or Kanarese /kænəˈriːz/, is a Dravidian language spoken predominantly by Kannada people in the Indian the state of Karnataka, and by lingu...
Kannada language - Wikipedia
Kyrgyz language
Kyrgyz /ˈkɪərɡɪz/ or Kirghiz (natively Кыргызча, Кыргыз тили, قىرعىز تىلى, Kırgızça, Kırgız tili) is a Turkic language spoken by about four million people in Kyrgyzstan as well as China, Afghanistan,...
Mayan languages
The Mayan languages form a language family spoken in Mesoamerica and northern Central America. Mayan languages are spoken by at least 6 million indigenous Maya, primarily in Guatemala, Mexico, Belize ...
Mayan languages - Wikipedia
Quechua languages
Quechuan /ˈkɛtʃwən/, also known as runa simi ("people's language"), is a Native American language language family spoken primarily in the Andes region of South America, derived from a common ancestral...
Southern Quechua
Southern Quechua (Spanish: quechua sureño), or simply Quechua, is the most widely spoken of the major regional groupings of mutually intelligible dialects within the Quechua language family, with ...
Southern Quechua - Wikipedia
Sumerian language
Sumerian (𒅴𒂠 EME.G̃IR15 "native tongue") is the language of ancient Sumer, which was spoken in southern Mesopotamia (modern Iraq). During the 3rd millennium BC, a very intimate cultural symbiosis de...
Sumerian language - Wikipedia
Swahili
Swahili may refer to:
Turkmen language
Turkmen or Torkoman (Türkmençe, түркмен дили, تورکمن ﺗﻴﻠی ,تورکمنچه), is a Turkic language spoken by 5 million people in Turkmenistan, where it is the official state language, as well as by around 1,4...
Yukaghir languages
The Yukaghir languages (/ˈjuːkəɡɪər, juːkəˈɡɪər/; also Yukagir, Jukagir) are a small family of two closely related languages – Tundra and Kolyma Yukaghir – spoken by the Yukaghir in the Russian Far ...
"Tsundoku," the Japanese Word for the New Books That Pile Up on Our Shelves, Should Enter the English Language
There are some words out there that are brilliantly evocative and at the same time impossible to fully translate. Yiddish has the word shlimazl, which basically means a perpetually unlucky person. G...
Proto-Nahuan language
Proto-Nahuan is the hypothetical daughter language of the Proto-Uto-Aztecan language which is the common ancestor from which the modern Nahuan languages have developed.
There is some controversy a...
Proto-Nahuan language - Wikipedia
Jambi Malay
Jambi Malay is a variant of the Malay language spoken in the Jambi province of Indonesia.
Elamite cuneiform
Elamite cuneiform was a logo-syllabic script used to write the Elamite language.
The Elamite language (c. 3000 BCE to 400 BCE) is the now-extinct language spoken by Elamites, who inhabited the reg...
Elamite cuneiform - Wikipedia
Inuinnaq dialect
Inuinnaqtun (natively meaning like the real human beings/peoples), is an indigenous Inuit language of Canada and a dialect of Inuvialuktun. It is related very closely to Inuktitut, and some scholars, ...
Tatar language
Tatar language (татар теле, татарча, tatar tele, tatarça, تاتار تيلی) is a Turkic language spoken by Volga Tatars mainly located at modern Tatarstan, Bashkortostan and Nizhny Novgorod Oblast. It shoul...
Tatar language - Wikipedia