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A mutual language understood by people who speak different languages–used for trade and communication over a wide area. lingua franca
A pidgin language that has developed into the native language of a people. creole
The most spoken language in the world English
The most spoken native language in the world Mandarin
A regional variant of a language that differs from other variants in vocabulary, pronunciation, and/or spelling dialect
A word usage boundary isogloss
English, Dutch, and Icelandic are members of this language branch. Germanic
French, Spanish, and Portuguese are languages from this branch. Romance
Russian, Polish, Serbo-Croatian, and Ukrainian are members of this language branch Balto-Slavic
This branch of the Indo-European family includes Hindi, Pashto, and Farsi Indo-Iranian
You can find this language family in southern India and Sri Lanka Dravidian
The only European countries that don't speak Indo-European languages Finland, Estonia, and Hungary
This language family is found in Central Asia Altaic
Finnish is a language from this language family Uralic
The largest Afro-Asiatic language Arabic
What is the most spoken language family in sub-Saharan Africa? Niger-Congo
This is an isolated language spoken by a small number of people in northeastern Spain. It is unrelated to any other language. Basque
This isolated language is spoken in Andorra and parts of Spain. Catalan
Flemish and French are the two official languages in this country. Belgium
French is the primary language in this Canadian province Quebec
A language that is no longer spoken as the native tongue of a population. Dead language
This is the official language of Israel Hebrew
A simplified form of a language that is often formed by mixing two or more languages. pidgin
Romance languages are derived from this language. Latin
Modern English has been heavily influenced by this language, which was the language of the English ruling class for centuries. French
The diffusion of Arabic was aided by the spread of this religion. Islam
Greek became the lingua franca of the Middle East for a time because of the conquests of this man Alexander the Great
Latin became the lingua franca of Europe for a time because of the rule of this empire Roman Empire
According to the nomadic warrior hypothesis, Indo-European originated with this group of people. Kurgans
According to Renfrew's hypothesis of Indo-European origin, the language family diffused through this practice rather than conquest. agriculture
This branch of Indo-European is spoken in parts of Wales, Ireland, and Scotland. (Other than English) Celtic
Today's global lingua franca is this language English
The lingua franca of central Africa is _____. Swahili
The most common language branch in Northern Europe is Germanic
The most common language branch in Eastern Europe is Balto-Slavic
The most common language branch in Southern Europe is Romance
This group of people speaks a creole language derived from French. They live mainly in Louisiana. Cajun