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  Desi Hot OR Hot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Urdu is the official language of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir while Bangla or Bengali is the official language of West Bengal (and the neighboring nation of Bangladesh).
Telugu(తెలుగు;) is among the sweetest Indian languages and is the main language used in Carnatic music.It is also known as 'Italian of the East'.Though an official language, Sanskrit is not used for conversation, though spoken Sanskrit classes and youth camps are becoming more widespread.
The two major families are those of the Dravidian languages and those of the Indo-Aryan languages, the former largely confined to the south and the latter to the north.
www.desihotornot.com /encyclopedia/index.php?title=Languages_of_India   (1288 words)

  
 Guaraní language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Guaraní is, alongside Spanish, one of the official languages of Paraguay.
Speakers of Guaraní who are not fluent in any other language have markedly limited opportunities for education and employment.
Guarani was the language of the autonomous Jesuit-governed.
www.bucyrus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Guarani_language   (385 words)

  
 Javanese language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Javanese language is part of the Austronesian family, and is therefore related to Bahasa Indonesia and Malay.
It was the court language in Palembang, South Sumatra until their palace was sacked by the Dutch in the late 18th century.
However, the greatest concentration of the speakers is found in the six provinces of Java itself, and in the neighbouring Sumatran province of Lampung.
www.kernersville.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Javanese   (3304 words)

  
 List of Indian languages by total speakers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Indian languages spoken by more than ten million people are given below.
English is spoken as a second language by somewhere between 50 and 250 million Indians.
This list takes into account native speakers only.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_Indian_languages_by_total_speakers   (153 words)

  
 Hertevin language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Hértevin language is a modern Eastern Aramaic or Syriac language.
Speakers of Hértevin Aramaic have emigrated mostly to the West, and are now scattered and isolated from one another.
The speakers of the Hértevin dialect of Neo-Aramaic are traditionally Chaldean Catholics.
www.bonneylake.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Hertevin_language   (441 words)

  
 Manchu language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Manchu language is a member of the Tungusic languages; it used to be the language of the Manchu, though now most Manchus speak Mandarin Chinese and there are fewer than 100 native speakers of Manchu out of a total of nearly 10 million ethnic Manchus.
However, Sibe speakers, who live in far western Xinjiang, are ethnically distinct from Manchus and lay claim as well to the distinctiveness of their language.
It is an agglutinizing language that demonstrates limited vowel harmony, and it has been demonstrated that it is derived in the main from the Jurchen language though there are many loan words from Mongolian and Chinese.
www.secaucus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Manchu_language   (571 words)

  
 List of languages article - List of languages Language families languages 639 List languages writing system - ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ethnologue lists about 6,800 main languages in its language name index (see the external link) and distinguishes about 41,000 alternate language names and dialects.
This list deals with particular languages, and includes only natural and constructed languages spoken by humans.
See List of spoken and sign languages beginning with the letter Z for about 50 more.
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/Languages   (191 words)

  
 Kapampangan language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Kapampangan is one of the languages of the Philippines.
The native speakers of Kapampangan are found in the provinces of Pampanga and Tarlac.
Speakers can also be found in Bataan and Bulacan.
www.bexley.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Kapampangan_language   (118 words)

  
 Lithuanian language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Lithuanian is the official language of Lithuania and an official language of the European Union.
The Lithuanian language is a highly inflected language where relationship between parts of speech and their roles in a sentence are expressed by numerous flexions.
Purists strongly believe that foreign influence on their native language is a bad thing, and while the basic vocabulary of the Lithuanian language does not possess many loan words, there are some that are called senieji skoliniai (old loans) which were borrowed from the closest neighbours a long time ago.
www.bexley.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Lithuanian_language   (1361 words)

  
 Occitan language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Occitan, or langue d'oc is a Romance language characterized by its richness and variability, and by the mutual intelligibility of its dialects.
Monaco — The Monegasque language, a Ligurian dialect, is spoken despite a strong Provençal immigration.
Though it was still the everyday language of most of the rural population of the South well into the 20th century, it had been replaced in more formal usage by French.
www.bucyrus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Occitan   (2492 words)

  
 Persian language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Persian is a member of the Indo-European family of languages, and within that family it belongs to the Indo-Iranian (Aryan) branch.
Over this period, the morphology of the language was simplified from the complex conjugation and declension system of Old Persian to the almost completely regularized morphology and rigid syntax of Modern Persian, in a manner often described as paralleling the development of English.
In the ISO 639-1, the local names form the basis for the language codes and for this reason "fa" is the designation for the Persian language in that system.
www.leessummit.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Persian_language   (1277 words)

  
 Hindi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Outside of India, Hindi speakers are 100,000 in the USA; 685,170 in Mauritius; 890,292 in South Africa; 232,760 in Yemen; 147,000 in Uganda; 5,000 in Singapore; 20,000 in New Zealand; 30,000 in Germany.
Hindi became one of the official languages of India on January 26, 1965 and it is a minority language in a number of countries, including Fiji, Mauritius, Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and United Arab Emirates.
Hindi is the predominant language in the states and territories of Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar,Uttaranchal, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh as well as the cities of Mumbai and Hyderabad.
www.sterlingheights.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Hindi   (1962 words)

  
 Indonesian language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Indonesian is a standardized dialect of the Malay language, and the two languages remain quite similar.
Bahasa Indonesia is a normative form of the Malay language, an Austronesian (or Malayo-Polynesian) language which had been used as a lingua franca in the Indonesian archipelago for centuries, and was elevated to the status of official language with the Indonesian declaration of independence in 1945.
Compared with European languages, Indonesian has a strikingly small use of grammatically gendered words; the same word is used for he and she or for his and her.
www.eastcleveland.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Indonesian_language   (1829 words)

  
 Latin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
All Romance languages are descended from Latin, and many words based on Latin are found in other modern languages such as English.
Moreover, in the Western world, Latin was a lingua franca, the learned language for scientific and political affairs, for more than a thousand years, being eventually replaced by French in the 18th century and English in the late 19th.
Latin is a synthetic or inflectional language: affixes are attached to fixed stems to express gender, number, and case in adjectives, nouns, and pronouns, which is called declension; and person, number, tense, voice, mood, and aspect in verbs, which is called conjugation.
www.pineville.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Latin   (1280 words)

  
 Kannada language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It is the state language of Karnataka, one of the four southern states in India.
Kannada is one of the 22 official languages of India and is the state official language of the state of Karnataka.
The script itself, derived from brahmi script, is fairly complicated like most other languages of India owing to the occurrence of various combinations of "half-letters", or symbols that attach to various letters in a manner similar to diacritical marks (such as aigüe, grave, and cédille marks) in Romance languages.
www.kernersville.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Kannada   (581 words)

  
 Russian language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A language of political importance in the twentieth century, Russian is one of the official languages of the United Nations.
The same is true for Estonia, where Russian remains the native language of at least a quarter of its population residing close to the Russian border.
Russian is the official language of Russia, and an official language of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.
www.eastcleveland.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Russian_language   (2541 words)

  
 Slovenian language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It is one of the few languages to have preserved the dual grammatical number from Indo-European.
Slovenian is the westernmost language of the Western subgroup of the South Slavic branch of Slavic languages.
The language is spoken by round about 2.2 million people - there is a table of distribution of Slovenians in the world in the article Slovenians.
www.peekskill.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Slovene_language   (2368 words)

  
 Spanish language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
From the 16th century on, the language was brought to the Americas, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Marianas, Palau and the Philippines, by Spanish colonization.
The majority of its speakers are confined to the Western Hemisphere, Europe and the Spanish territories in Africa (Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla).
Spanish ceased to be an official language of the Philippines in 1973, and it is now spoken by less than 0.01% of the population; 2,658 speakers (1990 Census).
www.marylandheights.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Spanish_language   (2627 words)

  
 Swahili language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The language is also spoken in regions that border these three countries, such as far northern Malawi and Mozambique, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi, Somalia, and southern Ethiopia.
It is closely related to the group of languages,,, etc. Over a thousand years of intense and varied interaction with the Middle East, Arabia, Persia, India, and China has given Swahili a rich infusion of loanwords from a wide assortment of languages.
Kingozi: Is a special case as it was the language of the inhabitants of the ancient town of "Ngozi" and is perhaps the basis of the Swahili language.
www.lighthousepoint.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Swahili   (1515 words)

  
 Koy Sanjaq Surat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It is spoken in the town of Koy Sanjaq and its nearby village of Armota in the province of Arbil in northeastern Iraq.
The speakers of Koy Sanjaq Surat are traditionally Chaldean Catholics.
It does not appear to be intelligible with Chaldean Neo-Aramaic, which is spoken by correligionists further north, or with the Jewish Neo-Aramaic language of Lishanid Noshan which was traditionally spoken by the Jews of Koy Sanjaq.
www.bonneylake.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Koy_Sanjaq_Surat   (246 words)

  
 India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Language, religion, and caste are major determinants of social and political organisation within the highly diverse Indian population today.
English is classified as an Associate Official Language is widely used in higher echelons, and is seen as the language of social mobility and standing.
Eighteen other official languages are recognised by the Constitution for official administrative use by various State Governments.
www.bidprobe.com /en/wikipedia/i/in/india.html   (2514 words)

  
 Bengali language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Bānglā (বাংলা) or Bengali is an Indo-Aryan language of South Asia that evolved as a successor to the earlier Sanskrit, Pali, and Prakrit languages.
Along with Assamese, the Bengali language is geographically among the easternmost of the Indo-European languages.
The spelling system is based on an older version on the language and thus does not take into acount some vowel mergers that have taken place in the spoken language; thus it cannot be described as a completely phonemic orthography.
www.hartselle.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Bengali_language   (2210 words)

  
 Armenian language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Armenian is an Indo-European language spoken in the Caucasus mountains (particularly in the Armenian Republic) and also used by the Armenian Diaspora.
From the modern languages Greek seems to be the most closely related to Armenian.
The written language of that time, called classical Armenian or Grabar, remained the Armenian literary language, with various changes, until the 19th century.
www.leessummit.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Armenian_language   (564 words)

  
 Venda language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Bantu languages, Languages of South Africa, Languages of Zimbabwe
Venda belongs to the Bantu branch of the Niger-Congo languages.
Writing systems have their own page, so whats written here should just be a brief discussion of how this language makes any special use of the writing system and a link to all the writing systems used to write the language.
read-and-go.hopto.org /Bantu-languages/Venda-language.html   (335 words)

  
 Serbian language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Serbian language is one of the standard versions of the Central-South Slavic diasystem, formerly (and still frequently) called Serbo-Croatian.
By the end of the 18th century, the written literature had become estranged from the spoken language.
Two Serbian words that are used in many of the world's languages are vampire and slivovitz.
www.peekskill.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Serbian_language   (448 words)

  
 Czech language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Czech language is one of the West Slavic languages, along with Slovak, Polish, Pomeranian, and Sorbian.
It is spoken by most people in the Czech Republic and by Czechs all over the world (about 12 million native speakers in total).
In this regard, Czech and the Slavic languages are closer to their Indo-European origins than other languages in the same family that have lost much inflection.
www.sevenhills.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Czech_language   (630 words)

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