Languages and Cultures

How does language unify people?

Answer

Wiki User
10/10/2008

Usually, people who speak the same language are part of the same culture and can communicate more easily with each other. However, this is not always true. For instance, British and American English are quite different, leading to misunderstandings at times, and in some countries an otherwise "unifying" national language (e.g. English in India) is regarded as a legacy of colonialism and oppression at the same time.