The world is full of interesting people who speak interesting languages. Chinese, Japanese, Russian, French, English, Spanish--all are represented here in this comprehensive survey of Languages around the World.

How Did We Get the Alphabet?
The English alphabet is the product of a number of other languages, growing out of ancient hieroglyphs and latching onto Chinese, Greek, and Roman along the way. It is a fascinating story, and this fun, illustrated article explains it all for you.

The World's Languages in Seven Maps and Charts
Seven images are worth thousands of words

Proportional Map of the World's Largest Languages
Another visual representation of who speaks what where

Languages of the World
Comprehensive list from the Nations Online Project

A Brief History of Language
See where it all began

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