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A History of the Danish Language

A History of the Danish Language

Danish is one of the many Germanic languages of the Indo-European language family, a descendant of Old Norse and one of the (more or less) mutually intelligible languages of Scandinavia. Although only spoken in Denmark, the Faroe Islands and parts of Iceland and...
A History of the Polish Language

A History of the Polish Language

Polish is one of the West Slavic languages, spoken largely by the Poles as well as by various inhabitants of Slovakia, the Czech Republic (Czechia) Germany, Hungary, the Ukraine, Belarus, Romania and Moldova. It is one of the Indo-European languages, of the...
A History of Portuguese Language

A History of Portuguese Language

The last flower of latium Although Portugal itself is a tiny country, Portuguese is one of the most influential spoken languages in the world, with native speakers across the South Atlantic in Brazil and across Latin America. Miguel Cervantes called it “the...
A History of the Italian Language

A History of the Italian Language

With its roots in Ancient Latin, Italian is one of the European Romance languages along with Spanish, Portuguese, French and Romanian. Indeed, its vocabulary remains the second-closest tongue to Latin (behind Sardinian) and at present, it’s the third most spoken first...
A History of the Dutch Language

A History of the Dutch Language

What language is dutch Like so many other northern European languages, the Dutch language originated from the old Frankish dialects of the Indo-European language tree. As one of the Germanic languages it shares a common ancestor with English, the Scandinavian...