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Oldest Languages In The World

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All living creatures communicate with signals, we humans are the only kind who communicate with more than just signals. Language evolution has been happening over the ages, that it is impossible to say when it all began.

With over 7000 languages spoken worldwide and many languages that disappeared with time, the world is buzzing with curiosity to discover the oldest language ever.

Language is as old as mankind. Since the beginning of time, we have used gestures and sounds to communicate. Structured languages were found to be used on walls before 10,000 years. Researchers and linguists state that age of a language can be determined from the first written text to its use in the present.

Take a look at these widely-spoken ancient languages to know about their origin and existence.


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What Are The World's Oldest Languages?

It's been thousands of years since language developed. And research still goes on to find out the oldest language in time.

Tamil Language

Tamil language, member of the Dravidian language family, spoken primarily in India. It is the official language of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, the union territory of Puducherry, Sri Lanka and Singapore and has additional speakers in Malaysia, ...

Sanskrit Language

Sanskrit is one of the oldest languages in India. It is still spoken and used in some parts of the nation while many schools still teach this as a subject.

Egyptian Language

Egyptian language, extinct language of the Nile valley whose ancient form is known especially for its logographic writing, known as hieroglyphics. The latest form of the language, Coptic, remains in ecclesiastical use among Christians in Egypt.

Hebrew Language

The history of the Hebrew language from ancient times, Biblical times, the time of the Babylonian captivity and the Bar Kockba revolt and into modern times with the creation of the State of Israel.

Greek Language

An old language initially spoken in Greece and Asia minor, now the official language of greece and cyprus, has an uninterrupted history of being used as a written language for over 3,000 years.

Euskara Language

Basque (Euskara) is one of the oldest languages in Western Europe, preceding the Indo-European tongues. It is widely spoken by natives residing in Spain and France.

Some Oldest Spoken Languages In The World

Prepare to be transported into a rich & fascinating history of the oldest spoken languages that exist. Discover the 8 Oldest Spoken Languages in the World here.

10 Oldest Written Languages In The World

Discover the 10 Oldest Written Languages in The World here. Prepare to be transported into a rich & fascinating history on the oldest written languages that exist.

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