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Asked in Languages and Cultures, Romania

What languages are spoken in Romania?

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The national language is Romanian. About 2 million people speak Hungarian and a small minority speak German. National Census, March 2002: Total 21 680 974 Romanian language 19 736 517 Hungarian " 1 443 970 Ţigănească " 237 550 (language of gypsies) Ukrainian " 57 407 German " 44 888 Russian " 29246 Turkish " 28 115 Tartarian " 21 272 Serbian " 20 411 Slovakian " 16 027 Bulgarian " 6 735 Croatian " 6 355 Greek " 4 170 Czech " 3 381 Polish " 2 690 Italian " 2 538 Chinese " 2 266 Yiddish " 951 (spoken by jews) Armenian " 721 Albanian " 469 Macedonian " 482 Slovenian " 149 Other languages, undeclared, etc. about 15 000 The official language of Romania is Romanian, an Eastern Romance language related to Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Catalan. Romanian. and English. Romanian census, March 2002: * Total population: 21 680 974 * Romanian language: 19 736 517 * Hungarian language: 1 443 970 * Gypsy language: 237 570 * Ukrainian language: 54 407 * German language: 44 888 and other very small groups ^ this answer took to long. even though it seems very accurate i am going to edit a lot of it to be a pric k The Romanian language is understood by 99,8 % citizens. Minority languages are: Hungarian, Gypsy, Ukrainian, German. Romanian language: approx. 90% Hungarian language: approx. 6 % Gypsy language: approx. 1,5 % Romanian language: 19 736 917 Hungarian language: 1 443 970 Gypsy language: 237 570 Ukrainian language: 57 407 German language: 44 888 and some other minor languages of different ethnic groups. Romanian language The official language is the Romanian language. Romanian language: 21 680 979 Hungarian language: 1 443 970 Gypsy language: 237 570 Ukrainian language: 57 407 German language; 44 888 Russian language: 29 246 Turkish language: 28 115 etc. Romanian national census, March 2002: Romanian language: 91,03 % Hungarian language: 6,66 % Gipsy language: 1,1 % Ukrainian language: 0,27 % Germaan language: 0,21 % Russian language: 0,13 % Turkish language: 0,13 % etc., the difference from 100 % The Romanian language is a latin-based language, so it shares characteristics with Italian, Spanish, French and Portuguese. It uses the latin alphabet, with a few extra letters. The official language of Romania is Romanian. Romanian The Romanians speak Romanian. This language is formed from latin (60percent), geto-dacian (20percent), slav languages, eg. Russian (15percent) and 5percent other influences. It was first defined in the 12th centrury. After Mihai Dinu - "Personalitatea limbii române": latin words approx. 62 %, old slavonic words approx. 15 %, uncertain origin approx. 1,5 %, unknown origin approx. 2, 5%, Hungarian and french words appox. 1,7 % each, greek words approx. 1,5 %, bulgarian words approx. 1,5 %, albanian words aprox. 1,5 %, bulgarian and serbian words approx. 1,2 % each, Turkish words approx. 0,5 %; we know also about 250 dacian words. Most Romanians speak Romanian as their first language. There is also a quite large Hungarian-speaking minority and also a very small German-speaking minority (which was once much bigger). These minorities also speak Romanian. The official language in Romania is the Romanian language (a language of Latin [Romanic] origin); the Romanian language is the mother language for more than 93 % of the population. 1. Romanian language - approx. 92 % 2. Hungarian language - approx. 6, 5 % 3. Gypsy language - approx. 1,5 % 4. Ukrainian language - approx. 0,3 % 5. German language - approx. 0,15 % More exact results (from the census - October 2011) in May 2012. Romanian language (a language from the Latin or Romanic group). Languages spoken in Romania, after the Romanian census, March 2002: Total - 21 680 974 Romanian - 19 736 517 Hungarian - 1 443 970 Gypsy - 237 570 Ukrainian - 57 407 German - 44 888 Russian - 29 246 Turkish - 28 115 Tartarian - 21 272 Serbian - 20 411 Slowakian - 16 027 Bulgarian - 6 735 Croatian - 6 355 Greek - 4 170 Czech - 3 381 Polish - 2 690 Italian - 2 531 Chinese - 2 266 Yiddish - 951 Armenian - 724 others and nondeclared - 15 751 The next census: October 2011. The Romanian people speak the Romanian language (a language of Latin origin). Romanian romanian romanian The officialy language in Romania is the Romanian language. Also this language is the mother language of approx. 93 % persons in Romania. The official language is the Romanian language, a language of Latin origin. Romanian The official language of Romania is the Romanian language (mother language for more than 90 % of the inhabitants). I think the main languages taught there is Romanian and English. The Romanian language romanian of course, altough there are a lot of people who speak Hungarian, too.actually, it' a bit annoying to hear so much Hungarian 91% of Romanian people speak Romanian. 6.7% speak Hungarian 1.1% speak Romany There are many ethnic groups in Romania. In addition to the Hungarians and Roma, there are inhabitants whose mother tongues include German, Turkish, Crimean Tatar, Greek, Croatian, Ukrainian and Serbian, and doubtless some whose first language is English. For more information see Related links below. The official language in Romania is the Romanian language. Romanian language (a language from the Latin or Romanic group). Romanian language The Romanian language The Romanian language is of Latin (Romanic) origin. The officialy language in Romania is the Romanian language. The Romanian language is the mother language for approx. 92 % of the inhabitants of Romania. This language is the Romanian language. Romanian language The Romanian language is the mother language of more than 92 % of the Romanian citizens; the Romanian language is understood by more than 99 % of the inhabitants. Romanian language Romanian The principal language is the Romanian language - spoken by more than 90 % persons. They speak in Romania the Romanian language (of Latin origin). The official language in Romania is the Romanian language. The official language (and the mother language for more than 90 % of the Romanian citizens) is the Romanian language. The official language is the Romanian language, known by more than 99 % from the inhabitants. After the Romanian National Census Book (March 2002): Romanian language, 91 %. Romanian, an Eastern romance language related to Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Catalan. Romanian language (for more than 90 % inhabitants is the mother language). The Romanian language is the mother language of more than 92 % of the Romanian citizens; the Romanian language is understood by more than 99 % of the inhabitants. The official language in Romania is the Romanian language; for more than 90 % of population this is the mother language. The official language is the Romanian language: approx. 90 %; also Hungarian (approx. 6 %), Gypsy (approx. 2 %) and some other minor languages. The Romanian language is official. The Romanian language is official. Languages spoken in Romania, after the Romanian census, March 2002: Total - 21 680 974 Romanian - 19 736 517 Hungarian - 1 443 970 Gypsy - 237 570 Ukrainian - 57 407 German - 44 888 Russian - 29 246 Turkish - 28 115 Tartarian - 21 272 Serbian - 20 411 Slowakian - 16 027 Bulgarian - 6 735 Croatian - 6 355 Greek - 4 170 Czech - 3 381 Polish - 2 690 Italian - 2 531 Chinese - 2 266 Yiddish - 951 Armenian - 724 others and nondeclared - 15 751 91 % - Romanian language 6 % - Hungarian language 1,1% - Gypsy language Languages in Romania (Romanian census, March 2002): Total population: 21 680 974 Romanian language: 19 736 517 Hungarian language: 1 443 970 Gypsy language: 237 570 Ukrainian language: 57 407 German language: 44 888 and other minor languages After the data from the census of March 2002: 1. Romanian 19 737 517 2. Hungarian 1 443 970 3. Gypsy language 237 570 4. Ukrainian 57 407 4. German 44 888 5. Russian 29 246 6. Turkish 28 115 7. Tatarian 21 272 8. Serbian 20 411 and others Data from the census of October 2011 were not published until now because the census was not seroius. Romanian language: 19 736 917; the Romanian language is the official language. Hungarian language: 1 443 970 Gypsy language: 237 570 Ukrainian language: 57 407 German language: 44 888 and some other minor languages of different ethnic groups. Some peoples understand French, English, Russian, Spanish, Italian. The official language in Romania is the Romanian language; the Romanian language is the mother language for more than 93 % of the population.
Asked in Languages and Cultures, Israel

What languages are spoken in Israel?

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The main language of Israel is Hebrew. A large portion of Israelis who were born in Israel are the children of parents who came from another country, and they heard virtually any language you can name in their home as they grew up. All street signs and highway directions in Israel are printed in Hebrew, Arabic, and English. There are about 1 million people who speak Russian, and most people in Israel speak some level of English. English is taught everywhere, and holds a semi-official status. Most street signs and highway instructions in the country are posted in Hebrew, Arabic, and English. Street/road signs are posted in Hebrew, Arabic, and English. Radio and TV broadcasts are in Hebrew, Arabic, and English. The most common household language is Hebrew, followed by Arabic and English. Newspapers are published in Hebrew, Arabic, and English. Business is conducted in Hebrew, Arabic, and English. English, Russian and to some extent Amharic are common but not official, though English is taught as a second language and occurs on many signs (road signs, product labels) together with Hebrew and Arabic, and Russian is also often used in various contexts. The primary official language in Israel is Hebrew. The majority of the population know some English, and many of the population are fluent in English. Arabic is widely spoken, as are the languages of the countries from which immigrants have come to Israel in the past 70 years; a few of those are Poland, Russia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Estonia, Spain, China, Germany, France, Greece, Egypt, Ethiopia, Turkey, Roumania, Yemen, Iran, Iraq, Portugal, Netherlands, and several others. hebrew
Asked in Languages and Cultures, Mexico

What languages are spoken in Mexico?

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Mexico is a nation with a huge linguistic diversity. Spanish is the de-facto language (meaning Mexico does not have any official language) spoken by 92.7% of the Mexican population. 63 Amerindian languages are also recognized as national languages and can be used for official purposes; these include Nahuatl, Yucatec Maya, Mixtec, Zapotec, Tzeltal Maya, Tzotzil Maya and Otomi. It is estimated 5.7% of the population, or about 6 million people (the second largest after Peru), speaks any one of these languages besides Spanish and 0.8% speaks only one of these Amerindian languages. Nahuatl is spoken by about 1.5 million and about 800,000 to 1.2 million speak Yukatek Maya and about 700,000 more speak other Mayan languages. There are also many non-indigenous languages spoken in Mexico, the most important being English - spoken by English-speaking immigrants, many residents on the northern border states of Mexico and many people who use it on a daily basis for business and tourism activities. Finally, other foreign languages include German, French, Arabic, Russian, Hebrew, Korean and Chinese, spoken by less than 0.8% of the population; most of them are spoken by first or second generation immigrants. One example of these is the rather large Orthodox Jewish community in Mexico City, keeping many of their customs intact, including their language. Well, books and papers in general normally mention Spanish and Náhuatl, but undoubtedly some other indigenous (native) languages are still spoken, and maybe some groups don´t speak Spanish! Spanish is the major language of Mexico, spoken by over 90% of the population. Mexico is a nation with a huge linguistic diversity. Spanish is the de-facto language (meaning Mexico does not have any official language) spoken by 92.7% of the Mexican population. 63 Amerindian languages are also recognized as national languages and can be used for official purposes; these include Nahuatl,Yucatec Maya, Mixtec, Zapotec, Tzeltal Maya, Tzotzil Maya and Otomi. It is estimated 5.7% of the population, or about 6 million people (the second largest after Peru), speaks any one of these languages besides Spanish and 0.8% speaks only one of these Amerindian languages. Nahuatl is spoken by about 1.5 million and about 800,000 to 1.2 million speak Yukatek Maya and about 700,000 more speak other Mayan languages. Answer There are also many non-indigenous languages spoken in Mexico, the most important being English - spoken by English-speaking immigrants, many residents on the northern border states of Mexico and many people who use it on a daily basis for business and tourism activities. Finally, other foreign languages include German, French, Arabic, Russian, Hebrew, Korean and Chinese, spoken by less than 0.8% of the population; most of them are spoken by first or second generation immigrants. One example of these is the rather large Orthodox Jewish community in Mexico City, keeping many of their customs intact, including their language. As an interesting fact, the least spoken languages in Mexico include either Lao (From Laos), Dhivehi (from the Maldives Islands), Kazakh (Kazakhstan) or Uzbek (Uzbekistan), spoken by less than 10 people in Mexico, all of them registered immigrants. The least spoken Amerindian, native language in Mexico would be the Opata language, spoken by 12 speakers in 1997 and considered almost extinct. Spanish, Nahuatl, Maya, Zapotec, Mixtec, P'urhépecha, others Spanish is the lingua franca of Mexico. Linguists have identified over 260 languages and dialects spoken in Mexico today. Many people in Mexico start life in one of these dialects. They learn Mexican Spanish as a second language when they attend school. When they come to the US and learn English, they're working on their third or fourth language. Some of the major branch languages spoken are Mixtec, Zapotec, Nahuatl, Totonac, Chinantec. Answer In addition to Spanish, the de-facto language spoken by 92.7% of the Mexican population, 63 Amerindian languages are recognized as national languages; these include Nahuatl, Yucatec Maya, Mixtec, Zapotec, Tzeltal Maya, Tzotzil Maya and Otomi. It is estimated 5.7% of the population speaks any one of these languages besides Spanish and 0.8% speaks only one of these Amerindian languages. There are also many non-indigenous languages spoken in Mexico, the most important being English - spoken by English-speaking immigrants, many residents on the northern border states of Mexico and many people who use it on a daily basis for business and tourism activities. Finally, other foreign languages include German, French, Arabic, Russian, Hebrew, Korean and Chinese, spoken by less than 0.8% of the population; most of them are spoken by first or second generation immigrants. One example of these is the rather large Orthodox Jewish community in Mexico City, keeping many of their customs intact, including their language. Answer Spanish is the main language spoken in Mexico. Spanish. Spanish. Spanish Answer Mexico is a nation with a huge linguistic diversity. In addition to Spanish, the de-facto language spoken by 92.7% of the Mexican population, 63 Amerindian languages are recognized as national languages; these include Nahuatl, Yucatec Maya, Mixtec, Zapotec, Tzeltal Maya, Tzotzil Maya and Otomi. It is estimated 5.7% of the population, about 6 million people (the second largest after Peru), speaks any one of these languages besides Spanish and 0.8% speaks only one of these Amerindian languages. Nahuatl is spoken by about 1.5 million and about 800,000 to 1.2 million speak Yucatec Maya and about 700,000 more speak other Mayan languages. There are also many non-indigenous languages spoken in Mexico, the most important being English - spoken by English-speaking immigrants, many residents on the northern border states of Mexico and many people who use it on a daily basis for business and tourism activities. Finally, other foreign languages include German, French, Arabic, Russian, Hebrew, Korean and Chinese, spoken by less than 0.8% of the population; most of them are spoken by first or second generation immigrants. One example of these is the rather large Orthodox Jewish community in Mexico City, keeping many of their customs intact, including their language. As an interesting fact, the least spoken languages in Mexico include either Lao (From Laos), Dhivehi (from the Maldives Islands), Kazakh (Kazakhstan) or Uzbek (Uzbekistan), spoken by less than 10 people in Mexico, all of them registered immigrants. The least spoken Amerindian, native language in Mexico would be the Opata language, spoken by 15 speakers in 1993 and considered almost extinct. Spanish Spanish. Spanish is the most widely spoken language in Mexico. jantahik Nahuatl qualifies as such. It is spoken by approximately 1.5 million people (1.3% of the population, 2010). If you mean foreign languages, English is the largest, spoken by at least 0.5 million people due to business and tourism-related activities. Spanish is the most spoken language in Mexico and is the de facto national language. The second most spoken language is English. Other minor languages include French, German, Russian, Arabic, and Basque. Major indigenous languages include Nahuatl, Yucatec Maya, and Mixtec. 62 indigenous languages. Spanish makes 63. Mexico does not have any official languages (just like the U.S.). But the most commonly spoken language is Spanish. Yes. In addition to Spanish, the de-facto language spoken by 92.7% of the Mexican population, 63 Amerindian languages are recognized as national languages; these include Nahuatl, Yucatec Maya, Mixtec, Zapotec, Tzeltal Maya, Tzotzil Maya and Otomi. It is estimated 5.7% of the population speaks any one of these languages besides Spanish and 0.8% speaks only one of these Amerindian languages. In addition to Spanish, the de-facto language spoken by 92.7% of the Mexican population, 63 Amerindian languages are recognized as national languages; these include Nahuatl, Yucatec Maya, Mixtec, Zapotec, Tzeltal Maya, Tzotzil Maya and Otomi. It is estimated 5.7% of the population speaks any one of these languages besides Spanish and 0.8% speaks only one of these Amerindian languages. Indian Native American Languages are spoken in South Mexia by 14 mio people Spanish is Spoken in the North mostly around the Mexican American Border Spanish, the official language, is spoken by nearly the entire population, thus giving Mexico the world's largest Spanish-speaking community; more Mexicans speak Spanish than Spaniards. Only a small number of inhabitants, about 1% of the population according to last estimate, speak only indigenous Amerindian languages or dialects. A larger percentage, some7.5% at last estimate, speak some Amerindian language. There are at least 31 different Amerindian language groups, the principal languages being Nahuatl, Maya, Zapotec, Otomi, and Mixtec. the Mexicans speak a mixture of spanish, Aztec, Mayan, and many others Spainish Spanish. Here is a list of all 299 languages spoken in Mexico: 1. Afro-Seminole Creole 2. Amuzgo, Guerrero 3. Amuzgo, Ipalapa 4. Amuzgo, San Pedro Amuzgos 5. Chatino, Eastern Highland 6. Chatino, Nopala 7. Chatino, Tataltepec 8. Chatino, Western Highland 9. Chatino, Zacatepec 10. Chatino, Zenzontepec 11. Chiapanec 12. Chichimeca-Jonaz 13. Chicomuceltec 14. Chinantec, Chiltepec 15. Chinantec, Comaltepec 16. Chinantec, Lalana 17. Chinantec, Lealao 18. Chinantec, Ojitlán 19. Chinantec, Ozumacín 20. Chinantec, Palantla 21. Chinantec, Quiotepec 22. Chinantec, Sochiapam 23. Chinantec, Tepetotutla 24. Chinantec, Tepinapa 25. Chinantec, Tlacoatzintepec 26. Chinantec, Usila 27. Chinantec, Valle Nacional 28. Chocholtec 29. Chol, Tila 30. Chol, Tumbalá 31. Chontal, Highland Oaxaca 32. Chontal, Lowland Oaxaca 33. Chontal, Tabasco 34. Chuj, Ixtatán 35. Cochimi 36. Cocopa 37. Cora, El Nayar 38. Cora, Santa Teresa 39. Cuicatec, Tepeuxila 40. Cuicatec, Teutila 41. Huarijío 42. Huastec, San Luís Potosí 43. Huastec, Southeastern 44. Huastec, Veracruz 45. Huave, San Dionisio del Mar 46. Huave, San Francisco del Mar 47. Huave, San Mateo del Mar 48. Huave, Santa María del Mar 49. Huichol 50. Ixcatec 51. Jacaltec, Western 52. Kanjobal, Western 53. Kickapoo 54. Kiliwa 55. Kumiai 56. Lacandon 57. Mam, Northern 58. Mam, Todos Santos 59. Matlatzinca, Atzingo 60. Matlatzinca, San Francisco 61. Maya, Chan Santa Cruz 62. Maya, Yucatán 63. Mayo 64. Mazahua, Central 65. Mazahua, Michoacán 66. Mazatec, Ayautla 67. Mazatec, Chiquihuitlán 68. Mazatec, Huautla 69. Mazatec, Ixcatlán 70. Mazatec, Jalapa de Díaz 71. Mazatec, Mazatlán 72. Mazatec, San Jerónimo Tecóatl 73. Mazatec, Soyaltepec 74. Me'phaa, Acatepec 75. Me'phaa, Azoyú 76. Me'phaa, Malinaltepec 77. Me'phaa, Tlacoapa 78. Mexican Sign Language 79. Mixe, Coatlán 80. Mixe, Isthmus 81. Mixe, Juquila 82. Mixe, Mazatlán 83. Mixe, North Central 84. Mixe, Quetzaltepec 85. Mixe, Tlahuitoltepec 86. Mixe, Totontepec 87. Mixtec, Alacatlatzala 88. Mixtec, Alcozauca 89. Mixtec, Amoltepec 90. Mixtec, Apasco-Apoala 91. Mixtec, Atatláhuca 92. Mixtec, Ayutla 93. Mixtec, Cacaloxtepec 94. Mixtec, Chayuco 95. Mixtec, Chazumba 96. Mixtec, Chigmecatitlán 97. Mixtec, Coatzospan 98. Mixtec, Cuyamecalco 99. Mixtec, Diuxi-Tilantongo 100. Mixtec, Huitepec 101. Mixtec, Itundujia 102. Mixtec, Ixtayutla 103. Mixtec, Jamiltepec 104. Mixtec, Juxtlahuaca 105. Mixtec, Magdalena Peñasco 106. Mixtec, Metlatónoc 107. Mixtec, Mitlatongo 108. Mixtec, Mixtepec 109. Mixtec, Northern Tlaxiaco 110. Mixtec, Northwest Oaxaca 111. Mixtec, Ocotepec 112. Mixtec, Peñoles 113. Mixtec, Pinotepa Nacional 114. Mixtec, San Juan Colorado 115. Mixtec, San Juan Teita 116. Mixtec, San Miguel el Grande 117. Mixtec, San Miguel Piedras 118. Mixtec, Santa Lucía Monteverde 119. Mixtec, Santa María Zacatepec 120. Mixtec, Silacayoapan 121. Mixtec, Sindihui 122. Mixtec, Sinicahua 123. Mixtec, Southeastern Nochixtlán 124. Mixtec, Southern Puebla 125. Mixtec, Southwestern Tlaxiaco 126. Mixtec, Soyaltepec 127. Mixtec, Tacahua 128. Mixtec, Tamazola 129. Mixtec, Tezoatlán 130. Mixtec, Tidaá 131. Mixtec, Tijaltepec 132. Mixtec, Tlazoyaltepec 133. Mixtec, Tututepec 134. Mixtec, Western Juxtlahuaca 135. Mixtec, Yoloxóchitl 136. Mixtec, Yosondúa 137. Mixtec, Yucuañe 138. Mixtec, Yutanduchi 139. Mocho 140. Nahuatl, Central 141. Nahuatl, Central Huasteca 142. Nahuatl, Central Puebla 143. Nahuatl, Classical 144. Nahuatl, Coatepec 145. Nahuatl, Durango 146. Nahuatl, Eastern Huasteca 147. Nahuatl, Guerrero 148. Nahuatl, Highland Puebla 149. Nahuatl, Huaxcaleca 150. Nahuatl, Isthmus-Cosoleacaque 151. Nahuatl, Isthmus-Mecayapan 152. Nahuatl, Isthmus-Pajapan 153. Nahuatl, Michoacán 154. Nahuatl, Morelos 155. Nahuatl, Northern Oaxaca 156. Nahuatl, Northern Puebla 157. Nahuatl, Ometepec 158. Nahuatl, Orizaba 159. Nahuatl, Santa María la Alta 160. Nahuatl, Sierra Negra 161. Nahuatl, Southeastern Puebla 162. Nahuatl, Tabasco 163. Nahuatl, Temascaltepec 164. Nahuatl, Tetelcingo 165. Nahuatl, Tlamacazapa 166. Nahuatl, Western Huasteca 167. Nahuatl, Zacatlán-Ahuacatlán-Tepetzintla 168. Opata 169. Otomi, Eastern Highland 170. Otomi, Estado de México 171. Otomi, Ixtenco 172. Otomi, Mezquital 173. Otomi, Querétaro 174. Otomi, Temoaya 175. Otomi, Tenango 176. Otomi, Texcatepec 177. Otomi, Tilapa 178. Paipai 179. Pame, Central 180. Pame, Northern 181. Pame, Southern 182. Pima Bajo 183. Plautdietsch 184. Popoloca, Coyotepec 185. Popoloca, Mezontla 186. Popoloca, San Felipe Otlaltepec 187. Popoloca, San Juan Atzingo 188. Popoloca, San Luís Temalacayuca 189. Popoloca, San Marcos Tlalcoyalco 190. Popoloca, Santa Inés Ahuatempan 191. Popoluca, Highland 192. Popoluca, Oluta 193. Popoluca, Sayula 194. Popoluca, Texistepec 195. Purepecha 196. Purepecha, Western Highland 197. Seri 198. Spanish 199. Tacanec 200. Tarahumara, Central 201. Tarahumara, Northern 202. Tarahumara, Southeastern 203. Tarahumara, Southwestern 204. Tarahumara, Western 205. Tectitec 206. Tepecano 207. Tepehua, Huehuetla 208. Tepehua, Pisaflores 209. Tepehua, Tlachichilco 210. Tepehuan, Northern 211. Tepehuan, Southeastern 212. Tepehuan, Southwestern 213. Tojolabal 214. Totonac, Coyutla 215. Totonac, Filomena Mata-Coahuitlán 216. Totonac, Highland 217. Totonac, Papantla 218. Totonac, Tecpatlán 219. Totonac, Upper Necaxa 220. Totonac, Ozumatlán 221. Totonac, Xicotepec de Juárez 222. Totonac, Yecuatla 223. Triqui, Chicahuaxtla 224. Triqui, Copala 225. Triqui, San Martín Itunyoso 226. Tubar 227. Tzeltal, Bachajón 228. Tzeltal, Oxchuc 229. Tzotzil, Chamula 230. Tzotzil, Chenalhó 231. Tzotzil, Huixtán 232. Tzotzil, San Andrés Larrainzar 233. Tzotzil, Venustiano Carranza 234. Tzotzil, Zinacantán 235. Yaqui 236. Yucatec Maya Sign Language 237. Zapotec 238. Zapotec, Aloápam 239. Zapotec, Amatlán 240. Zapotec, Asunción Mixtepec 241. Zapotec, Ayoquesco 242. Zapotec, Cajonos 243. Zapotec, Chichicapan 244. Zapotec, Choapan 245. Zapotec, Coatecas Altas 246. Zapotec, Coatlán 247. Zapotec, El Alto 248. Zapotec, Elotepec 249. Zapotec, Guevea de Humboldt 250. Zapotec, Güilá 251. Zapotec, Isthmus 252. Zapotec, Lachiguiri 253. Zapotec, Lachixío 254. Zapotec, Lapaguía-Guivini 255. Zapotec, Loxicha 256. Zapotec, Mazaltepec 257. Zapotec, Miahuatlán 258. Zapotec, Mitla 259. Zapotec, Mixtepec 260. Zapotec, Ocotlán 261. Zapotec, Ozolotepec 262. Zapotec, Petapa 263. Zapotec, Quiavicuzas 264. Zapotec, Quioquitani-Quierí 265. Zapotec, Rincón 266. Zapotec, San Agustín Mixtepec 267. Zapotec, San Baltazar Loxicha 268. Zapotec, San Juan Guelavía 269. Zapotec, San Pedro Quiatoni 270. Zapotec, San Vicente Coatlán 271. Zapotec, Santa Catarina Albarradas 272. Zapotec, Santa Inés Yatzechi 273. Zapotec, Santa María Quiegolani 274. Zapotec, Santiago Xanica 275. Zapotec, Santo Domingo Albarradas 276. Zapotec, Sierra de Juárez 277. Zapotec, Southeastern Ixtlán 278. Zapotec, Southern Rincon 279. Zapotec, Tabaa 280. Zapotec, Tejalapan 281. Zapotec, Texmelucan 282. Zapotec, Tilquiapan 283. Zapotec, Tlacolulita 284. Zapotec, Totomachapan 285. Zapotec, Xadani 286. Zapotec, Xanaguía 287. Zapotec, Yalálag 288. Zapotec, Yareni 289. Zapotec, Yatee 290. Zapotec, Yatzachi 291. Zapotec, Yautepec 292. Zapotec, Zaachila 293. Zapotec, Zaniza 294. Zapotec, Zoogocho 295. Zoque, Chimalapa 296. Zoque, Copainalá 297. Zoque, Francisco León 298. Zoque, Rayón 299. Zoque, Tabasco spanish, English and franch
Asked in Languages and Cultures, Sumer

Does anyone still speak Sumerian?

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sadly,no.There culture and language is too old to speak and to know but, we know there form of writing,which is called cuneiform and is the very first form of writing.
Asked in Islam, Quran (Koran), Languages and Cultures, Prophet Muhammad

What are the Muslim holy books called and in which languages?

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Answer 1 Qur'an is the only holy book of Muslims and Islam although Muslims believe in the divinity of all other God holy books (including the Torah and the Bible) as well as all other God prophets (since Adam through Noah, Abraham, Moses,..., and ending with Muhammad; peace be upon them all). Refer to questions below to know about Quran; about the Islam morals as extracted from Quran; and about the fundamentals of Islam. Quran was revealed by God to prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in Arabic (that is still an Alive language). However, Quran meanings have been translated to almost all languages of the world as Muslims are spread allover the world and speak their own country languages. The holy book of Islam is called the Qur'an. Muslims are committed to all teachings of Quran. Quran reflects real and true words of Allah (or God and same God in Christianity and Judaism) that had been revealed to prophet Muhammad (peace be upon). Per teachings of Quran and prophet Muhammad, Muslims believe in all God holy books as God revelations to His prophets (including Torah and the Bible) but not committed in their teachings. Muslims are committed; in addition to commitments to Quran teachings; to prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) teachings through his sayings and practices (that is called Sunnah). Refer to the related question for more information on other holy and religious books as well related questions on more information about Qur'an holy book and its teachings.
Asked in Languages and Cultures

How did language come into being?

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Language came into being as a result of evolution. Once hominids (probably Homo erectus) gained the capacity for enough energy, they gained certain muscles which allowed them to make a broader range of sounds. The first language was likely used generally for hunting and such so that members of a group could communicate and more efficiently find food and remain safe. Check out "Walking With Cavemen" by BBC, it gives you an entire outlook on the evolution of humans! It is pretty fascinating. However, globalization has brought about further evolution of languages as each language keeps enhancing its vocabulary and phrase bank as they listen to other languages. For instance, before now, the Igbo language word or phrase for good morning varied from dialect to dialect. Some dialects would say, "I sala chi?" for good morning, while some would go, "Ndewo." Today, having mixed with speakers of English and other languages, most Ibos greet quite differently: "Ututu oma." Ututu means morning, while oma means good. The Ibo phrase for good morning has so evolved to reflect its equivalent in the international language spoken by many Ibos-- English.
Asked in Kenya, Languages and Cultures

What languages are spoken in Kenya?

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Kenya is a multilingual country. Although the official languages are Swahili and English, there are actually a total of 62 languages spoken in the country (according to Ethnologue). These mainly consist of tribal African languages as well as a minority of Middle-Eastern and Asian languages spoken by descendants of foreign settlers (i.e. Arabic, Hindi, etc). The African languages come from three different language families - Bantu languages (spoken in the center and southeast), Nilotic languages (in the west), and Cushitic languages (in the northeast). not bla bla I know that In Kenya, the two official languages are English and Swahili (Kiswahili) but the 42 tribes in the country all have their own dialect and therefore it is very common that Kenyan speak fluently 2 to 3 languages (mother tongue/tribe dialect + Kiswahili + English) English Swahili is the official language of Kenya. This is the most spoken language in the country. Other languages spoken on a regular basis are Kikuyu, Luo, Kalenjin, and Kamba. Answer The official languages are Swahili and English. See this site for more information: http:/en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenya English and Ki Swahili are the two official languages. Kikuyu, Maasai, Kamba, and Luo are also widely spoken (http:/www.uiowa.edu/~africart/toc/countries/Kenya.html). Visit Ethnologue (http:/www.ethnologue.com/show_country.asp?name=ke) for a description of all 61 languages documented in Kenya. Most are tribal languages. It depends where you go, in the cities people speak English, Kiswahili and Kikuyu. On the coast you get different dialects and of course there are the tribal languages. they speak kahali, and they can also speak zambian. candy is not good for you so do not eat it. i made this little thingy up. im 13 yay! my name is callie! Swahili is the national language but there are so many other local languages spoken my Kenyans. Swahilli is spoken in Kenya. swahili and English</zzz> People in Kenya speak Kiswahili, Swahili, and English. Kenya does have other languages, those are just the most popular. The two official Kenya languages are English and Swahili (called Kiswahili in the language itself). Both are taught at schools throughout the country. Literacy is high in Kenya: 85 percent of people over 15 can read and write. However, as language is the most important denominator of ethnic groups in Kenya (there are between 40 and 70, depending on how you count), there are much more indigenous languages than just english and swahili English and Swahili are the main languages but there are around 60 others spoken in Kenya. The official languages are Swahili and English The official languages of Kenya are Swahili and English. English is the language of business. I'ts also the language used for education and teaching in Kenya schools. Swahili (or Kiswahili) is the national language of Kenya, spoken by almost all Kenyans. Besides every Kenya tribe speaks it's own ethnic language, making a total of about 40 ethnic languages. African It's OFFICIAL languages are English and Swahili, but there are more languages spoken there. Swahili and English the main language is Swahili and the secondary language is English. They are also developing a version of slang called "Sheng". I think they are Swahili and English Out of Kenya's 69 languages, Swahili and English are the most widely spoken. The 2 official languages of Kenya are Swahili and English. The official language of Kenya is English, Swahili. As with most other countries in the world, there are also other languages spoken there on a regular basis. These include Kikuyu, Luo, Luyia, Kalenjin, and Kamba. If you ask there is a main language that kenyans speak it is called Kiswahili or as other people usually call it is Swahili for short. It is all the same and ask any kenyan and that person will tell you that Swahili/Kiswahili is the official main language of Kenya. A FEW MAIN REMARKS IN SWAHILI HI- SASA HOW ARE YOU- OONA FANYA NINI I LOVE YOU- NAKUPENDA I HATE YOU- SIKUPENDA
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What languages are spoken in the People's Republic of China?

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"Chinese" is not just one language; it is really a family of many dialects, some of which are so different from one another that they could possibly be considered different languages. Speakers of one dialect often can't understand speakers of other dialects. However, the Chinese languages been written in a uniform way (Chinese characters) for thousands of years. Some of the dialects in the Chinese language family include Mandarin (Putonghua) spoken mostly in the North, Cantonese spoken mostly in Guangdong, Shanghainese (Wu), Hakka, Minbei, and Minnan. There are also numerous ethnic groups in China who speak their own languages, separate from Chinese, such as Zhuang, Manchu, Miao and Uyghur. Mandarin is the official language of the People's Republic of China, and most young people in the PRC can speak Mandarin in addition to their native dialect/language. Nationally people speak mandarin Chinese, or putonghua, with most local dialects varying slightly from the standard Chinese, but Cantonese, a dialect popular in Guangdong province and among many overseas Chinese, differs largely from the mandarin in pronunciation (not so in writing). The official languages of China are Standard Chinese (Mainland), Mandarin, Cantonese, English, Portuguese, Uyghur, Tibetan, Mongolian and Zhuang. Apart from these there are many different indigenous languages, dialects and minority languages spoken in the country, bringing the total number of living languages in China to around 292 different languages. There are many forms of the Chinese language spoken in China but the two main dialects are Mandarin and Cantonese. Mandarin is the most widely spoken language while Cantonese is spoken mostly in the South and in Hong Kong Answer The National Language is Han Yu meaning the language of the Han people, or pu tong hua. Either way they both mean Mandarin. Mandarin is supposed to be the national language but there are more than 200 languages in China. Cantonese the most known next to Mandarin. But they're united by the writing system which is the same even if the spoken word is different. There is no one official language. It is either Mandarin Chinese or Cantonese Chinese Answer: There is no real one answer as Chinese has many dialects (e.g. Mandarin, Wu, Xiang, Hakla, Yue, Min Nan, etc.) which are mutually unintelligible to speakers of other dialects. It also depends where the speaker is from - Mainland Chinese officially speak Mandarin, Hong Kong uses Cantonese and Taiwan uses Hokkien. The language is Chinese Almost everyone in China speaks Chinese, but not everyone can understand each other. People from different parts of China speak Chinese in different dialects. For instance, someone from one part of China might not be able to understand someone from the other side of China because they speak in different dialects. Mandarin Chinese is the official language of China, though there are many dialects of this language (if you learn the dialect from Chengdu, people in Hong Kong may not be able to understand you). China has seven different dialects of Chinese spoken in various parts of the country, along with some regional languages such as Mongolian and Tibetan. The official language is Standard Mandarin, and most educated Chinese speak English as a second language. Mandarin is the language most spoken in China. The Beijing Mandarin dialect is the lingua franca of China. Approx. 850 million of China's population of approx. 1.3 billion, speak the language. The most used language in China is believed to be Mandarin Chinese. mainly mandarin. The official language of the Republic of China (中華民國) is Standard Mandarin (國語). The recognised regional languages of the Republic of China (中華民國) include: Taiwanese Hokkien (Taiwan, Penghu and Kinmen), Hakka (Taiwan), several Taiwanese aboriginal languages, Fuzhunese (Matsu), and Puxian Min (Wuqiu). The official script of the Republic of China (中華民國) is Traditional Chinese (正體字/繁體字). Mandarin is the official spoken language of China with Cantonese spoken in the South of the country Maybe Chinese! Mandarin Mandarin is the most popular. they mostly speak mandrin The most spoken dialects are Mandarin (spoken by over 70% of the population), Wu (Shanghainese), Yue (Cantonese), Min, Xiang, Gan, and Hakka. The top 2 languages in China are Mandarin and Cantonese. Mandarin is the official language of the country. Mandarin Chinese ANS 2 -Mandarin is only 1 of the many languages of China There's only one language --Chinese. However there are many dialects(appro. 65 not 100% sure) but they can be roughly classified into one of the seven large groups, i.e., Putonghua (Mandarin), Gan, Kejia (Hakka), Min, Wu, Xiang and Yue (Cantonese).ach language group contains a large number of dialects. Many Chinese nowadays know how to speak English as well (esp. in Hong Kong) CHINESE! Mandarin and Cantonese are the two most spoken languages. English is the most spoken foreign language. Mandarine and Cantonese are the official languages of China. about 100 alnguages but the main one is mandarin. it is 292 yes theres chinese of course and mandarin,some chinese speak english and well thats all i know Kantonese or/and Mandarin... i think manderin is the most widely used one though In China, the main language is Mandarin Chinese, in the south parts of the country, such as Guangdong and Hong Kong, people mostly speak Cantonese. Each part of the country have their own accent and some are so different that it would be very hard to understand. In the provinces on the west of China, there is Xin jiang, xi zhang, nei meng gu, they have their own language. There are alot of other languages in China, since there are 56 ethnic groups. Shanghai people have their own language and people from fujian province have their language. mainly Mandarin, Cantonese spoken in some regions Standard Chinese or Mandarin (Putonghua,) Yue (Cantonese), Wu (Shanghaiese), Minbei (Fuzhou), Minnan, Xiang, Gan and Hakka dialects. Mandarin is the official language of China. Standard Mandarin is the official language of China. The main languages in China are Sino-Tibetan, Taiâ??Kadai, and Altaic, just but to mention a few. Pretty sure it chinese Mandarin and Cantonese The most common is Mandarin. China only has one national language, Mandarin Chinese. However, there are many other dialects spoken around the country. However Mandarin Chinese may be written as either Simplified or Traditional Mandarin. Cantonese is another popular, widely spoken dialect, particularly in Guangdong Province, as well some other overseas communities such as Hong Kong and Macau. English spanish chines Mandarin, Cantonese and Shanghainese Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese. Mandarin Chinese is the official language of China. Some other languages are Mongolian, Tibetan, Uughur and Zhuang. Chinaese. The most of them can speaken a simple English. The two largest languages are Cantonese and Mandarin. Cantonese is the more widely spoken within China. Mandarin, however, is more widely spoken by the upper class. Also spoken is Tibetan. Typically Mandarin and Cantonese are recognized as the two native languages spoken in China. However, Chinese has many, many regional dialects. It is very difficult to count the number of dialects because the difference is more of a spectrum of languages than discrete countable languages. chinese Most chinese people speak Mandarin, the official Chinese language. However, in various areas in China, people speak dialects and variations of Chinese. Some of them are very different sounding to the Mandarin Chinese. They mainly speak Mandrin but they also speak Cantonese, several variations on Min, and Hunanese they speak several different languages but the most common one is Manarin. The Chinese people mostly speak Mandarin. The most widely spoken foreign language in China is English. Chinese Mandarin Chinese, which is spoken by 850 million people. I only know a total of 12 Chinese languages out of 29. The twelve languages I know is: Mandarin; Wu; Yue; Min; Xiang; Gan; Hakka; Cantonese; Zhuang; Mongolian; Tibetan; Uyghur; Hmong; and Korean. american (:
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What are characteristics of formal language?

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Characteristics of Language: 1) verbal, vocal & sound 2)social phenomenon 3)means of communication 4)non-instinctive, conventional 5) arbitrary 6)symbolic 7)systematic 8)unique 9)linguistic & communicative competence 10)human & structurally complex If we are talking about language, and something that looks like language but is not… the important characteristic is "7)" - being bound by rules. The core principle is that you can use a language to make new sentences (and other people will understand you). This is (only) possible because language has rules for making sentences, by putting words together systematically. (Of course, it is possible to be understood without constructing a proper sentence - Gen Y's do it all the time.)
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What languages are spoken in France?

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The only official language of France is French. This has been enforced in the Constitution (article 2). Other languages have been spoken on the French soil. Most of them, due to the language repression policy, are now seriously endangered. It just depends on regions some regions speak different languages but most regions speak French. Breton, Corsican, Occitan, Catalan, Basque, Alsatian, Flemish, are regional languages in France, but it isn't difficult to find locals who speak English, German, and other languages. Tourism and other commerce has fostered the use of other languages by natives for a long period. The schools do teach English classes and because of the influx of people from other parts of the world other languages can be heard, but French is the national language. The top three languages of France is 1.French 2.Basque and 3.Catalan We generally count 10 regional languages: alsatian-lorrain (upper German dialects), arpitan (or francoprovençal), basque, catalan, corsican, flemish (dutch dialect), ligurian (padanian dialect), occitan (or provençal or langue d oc), romani, and yiddish (native in Alsace). We should add the dialects of French generally grouped as "languages of oïl" (picard, walloon, gallo, poitevin-saintongeais, normand...) and the languages of overseas possessions. And finally we could add all the languages spoken by foreigners... Klingon, Urdu, and Esperanto Well, obviously French. But most Europeans speak about six languages each, normally including English, and their borders. In this case, Italian, Spanish, or German, maybe. Also maybe an Asian language, Portuguese, or maybe a Scandinavian language. They sort of have a choice, but most normally at least speak English. However, if you are going to France, you do not know any French and you are American, I would suggest learning these words in French, 'I'm sorry. I don't know French.' or something like that. You might be wondering, 'Why would I say that?' but it's... polite. Historically, Basque at the western end of the Pyrenees, Provençal in the South, Breton in Brittany. These are tiny-minority languages nowadays, with Basque the most genuinely living. There is also a Franco-German dialect in Alsace which is considerably different from French. French is the official language of France, spoken by about 85% of the population. Other major languages of French are English (34%), Spanish (13%), German (8%), and Italian (2%). 1. French 2. Swiss German 3. Italian (more than 90% of the population speaks French). 1) French. 2) Occitan: a language very similar to French, but not quite the same, spoken in the South. Also called Provençal (though technically speaking Provençal is a dialec of Occitan nowadays most people in France will use the term Provençal). 3) German: in Alsace, a province bordering with Germany, the speak mostly German. 4) Arabic: there are many immigrants from North-Africa, coming mainly from former French colonies such as Algeria and Marocco The top 1 language of France is French. After that, only minority languages exist. The top 4 minority languages are: Breton Corsican Occitan Basque English French 88%, German 3%, Flemish 0.2%, Italian 0.1%, Catalan 0.4% In frankreich people speak french they speak their own native French The language spoken in France is French. People who live in France speak French. In Brittany, in northwestern France, Breton (similar to Welsh) is spoken by many. Some on both sides of the France/Spain border speak Catalonian, also known as Catalán. Near the borders, many are bilingual, knowing both French and the neighboring language--Spanish, Italian, or German. French.... french
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What are important holidays in Mexico?

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Mexican holidays include: Observed by law: January 1: Año nuevo / New year's day February 5: Dia de la constitucion / Constitution Day March 21: Nacimiento de Benito Juarez / Benito Juarez's birthday - honors the most beloved president among Mexicans. May 1: Dia del Trabajo / Workers' day September 16: Independence day's military parade (Mexican Independence was declared on September 16, 1810 and the celebration usually begins on the late hours of September 15 at the Grito de independencia). November 20: Dia de la Revolucion / Mexican Revolution Day - commemorates the Mexican Revolution of 1910. December 25: Navidad / Christmas Not observed / Religious holidays: Note: Many companies and businesses grant these as paid-absence holidays, but it depends on an individual basis. January 6: Dia de los Santos Reyes / Epiphany celebration - is the day when Mexicans exchange Christmas presents. February: Carnaval / Lent - equivalent to the Mardi Gras in the United States, it is celebrated with parades, floats and dancing in the streets. February 2: Dia de la Candelaria / Candle-mas February 24: Dia de la bandera / Flag Day March 18: Expropiacion Petrolera / Expropriation of the oil industry in 1938. April: Semana Santa / Easter April 30: Dia del Niño / Children's day - Due to the celebration of the Revolution on November 20, in Mexico Children's Day is celebrated on April 30. May 5: Cinco de Mayo / Fifth of May - honors the Mexican victory over the French army at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. May 10: Dia de las madres / Mother's day - Due to the importance of the mother in Mexican culture, Mother's Day is an especially significant holiday. June 1: Dia de la marina / Navy day September 13: Niños Heroes de Chapultepec / Child Heroes of Chapultepec - Honors the martyr cadets of the Battle of Chapultepec during the Mexican-American War of 1847. October 12: Dia de la raza / Columbus Day November 1 & 2: Dia de los muertos / Day of the dead - Mexican holiday that merges Pre-Columbian beliefs and modern Catholicism. December 12: Dia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe / Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe - honoring Mexico's patron saint.
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What is a sentence for dun?

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If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;(of a dull, greyish-brown color) William Shakespeare (aka Shagsper), Sonnet 130.
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Do waitresses have to spell good?

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Not really. They have to be able to understand and write the order and communicate it to the cook.
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Where did the men exercise in a roman palaestra?

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Out in the open usually on grass-the palaestra was an exercise field. The word palaestra itself means gymnasium or more specifically a wrestling school. The Romans more than likely had a section for wrestling pits in the palaestra in addition to areas for racing and ball playing.
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What languages are spoken in Switzerland?

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switzerland or sweden? German, French, Italian and Romansh. Switzerlands four officail langugles are french,germany,Romanstch,italian. The second language of Switzerland is French, which is spoken by about 20% of he population. There are 4 official languages in Switzerland. In order of the percentage of the population which speak them they are: German (63.7%), French (20.4%), Italian (6.5%) and Romansh (0.5%). Different languages are spoken in different parts of the country. i need to know what Switzerland speak? Ther are 4 used German, French, Italian and Rumantsch with German being most common and Rumantsch the lesser German is the most common language in Switzerland, although you can also find french and Italian Answer 2 There are 4 official languages in Switzerland. In order of the percentage of the population which speak them they are: German (63.7%), French (20.4%), Italian (6.5%) and Romansh (0.5%). Different languages are spoken in different parts of the country. Switzerland has four official languages: German (63.7% total population share, with foreign residents; 72.5% of residents with Swiss citizenship, in 2000) in the north, east and center of the country; French (20.4%; 21.0%) to the west; Italian (6.5%; 4.3%) in the south.[114] Romansh, a Romance language spoken locally by a small minority (0.5%; 0.6%) in the southeastern canton of Graubünden, is designated by the Federal Constitution as a national language along with German, French and Italian (Article 4 of the Constitution), and as official language if the authorities communicate with persons of Romansh language (Article 70), but federal laws and other official acts do not need to be decreed in this language. The federal government is obliged to communicate in the official languages, and in the federal parliament simultaneous translation is provided from and into German, French and Italian.[115] French, German, Romanche, Italian French in west German in north and east Italian in south Romanche is not a big language, found all over the country
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What are the 10 culture traits of Poland?

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happiness friendship and more happiness
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What languages are spoken in Basel Switzerland?

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Swiss German is the standard language, but the locals speak a dialect known as Basel-Deutsch which is very hard to understand. As Basel borders on France, and is not too far from the French-speaking part of Switzerland, you get a lot of French-speaking visitors. There are also a lot of commuters from France. But the official language is German. Note it is usual to use the German spelling "Basel" in English as well. "Basle" is not used much.
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What is swine language?

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The answer is difficult to provide as the question is unclear. Could you mean, "What is sign language?", which is the language the hearing impaired use with their hands to communicate without sound? Or "What is wine language?", the terms used by oenophiles to describe the properties of the wine such as the "bouquet," the "legs," the "oakiness," etc. On the lighter side for "What is swine language?", two answers come to mind: Pig Latin (Oo-day oo-yay eak-spay ig-pay atin-lay?) The language used in famous pig quotes: There is a language spoken by hogs and pigs which is not totally translated or understood yet, with words and sounds such as: "oink" "snort" "squeal" "wee wee wee" (all the way home) "slurp" "burp" "gobble" (we do know those are sounds of a pig-out) "yubadubadib ... Dat's all folks!" "grunt" "zroom zroom brrraaaaahhhhhhh" -- studies have recently indicated this loud utterance is from a special kind of swine (the "Harley Hog") and is roughly translated as "Eat my dust!". Another Answer. Do you not mean Pigeon English? Or possibly Pidgin? You can buy Pidgin Skins but please note that they are not the same as Pork Rinds.
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How do you say happy birthday in Venda?

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''salna keeki nada nomora'' -pronuncetion jrj una malna kanasarue
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How does your language reflect who you are?

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It obviates your level of education, state of mind & emotions. For starters, that is...
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Where do people speak Galician?

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Spain, in the northwestern area of the country, in the autonomous community of Galicia.
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What does RSVP mean in spanish?

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RSVP is originally French (Répondez S'il Vous Plaît), and it means: please respond. If you are asking how to say RSVP in Spanish, there are quite a few ways. You can just say RSVP; it's understood almost everywhere. Or you could say: Se ruega contestación. Se ruega confirmación. Se ruega responder. Se ruega confirmar asistencia/presencia. Favor de confirmar su/tu asistencia/presencia. the list goes on.
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Kayla spelled in different languages?

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Japanese: KEIRA Egyptian: a ball, hawk, two lines, a lion, and a hawk.
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What does adapted culture mean?

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Culture is a social practice of customs, rituals, beliefs, habits of a community that gives it identity and are passed down from one generation to another as heritage within its geographical domain of habitat. However with migrations, war, marriages, trade cross cultural customs, beliefs, and habits of alien culture influences one community to adapt the culture of the other leading to a situation of adapted culture.