Tagalog and Filipino are two languages of the Philippines of the Austronesian language family. Or are they actually one and the same? That’s an often debated subject that people can’t seem to agree on. The reality is that the two languages are practically the same thing. The names are also used interchangeably by most Filipinos … Read more Filipino VS Tagalog – What’s The Difference? (Is It The Same Language?)
Hindi and Urdu are two Indo-Aryan languages that both developed from Sanskrit in Northern India beginning some 2700 years ago. While both Hindi and Urdu exists in many dialects, there were no distinction between them up until the 19th century. Before then, they were referred to as “Hindustani” which was a language derived from Sanskrit, … Read more Hindi VS Urdu – What’s The Difference Between The Hindustani Languages?
The Turkish language is spoken by more than 75 million Turks in the world today. It’s the language spoken in Turkey and has for centuries functioned as a link between Europe and the Middle East. Once, however, it was the language of an Empire. If history had turned out just slightly different, much of Europe … Read more The History Of The Turkish Language – Where Did It Come From? (Turkish Language Origin)
The Philippines is known for being a country of no less than 182 living languages. Most of them are spoken by small groups of people, but around 75% of the people speak one of five language whereas the remaining 25% speak a minority language. The most commonly spoken language in the Philippines is Tagalog, with … Read more Is Tagalog A Language Or A Dialect? The Answer Is Clear
Russian is a language of 150 million speakers in the world. It’s spoken not only in Russia, but in a wide range of countries, especially those that used to be part of the Soviet Union. Russian is even spoken in space! But where did the Russian language come from, and what language family is it … Read more Is Russian A Slavic Language? Yeah! (Here’s Why It Is)
Modern Standard Arabic, or Fusha, is a modernized and slightly simplified version of Classical Arabic. Like most languages, Arabic has evolved and changed throughout the centuries. It’s a language that originates from the Arabic peninsula, where a lot of different dialects used to exist. With the birth of the Islamic religion, the Arabic language became … Read more How Old Is The Arabic Language And Where Did It Come From? A Look At Three Historical Arabic Languages
Hungarian is the language of around 13 million people in the Central-European country Hungary. The language is quite interesting because it’s so different from the languages of all of its neighbors. In fact, almost all European languages have something fundamental in common: They (almost) all belong to the Indo-European language family, meaning that they’re (almost) … Read more Is Hungarian an Indo-European language? The origin of Hungarian
I’ve come upon this question on the internet about the Spanish language. “Is Spanish Latin” was the phrase. While I can quite easily say that Spanish and Latin most definitely is not the same thing, it’s clear that Spanish has Latin origins. Latin, or rather Vulgar Latin was the everyday language of the Roman Empire, … Read more Is Spanish a Latin language? Well.. Yes and no!
The French language belongs to the Romance language family, which is a group of languages that all evolved from the language of the Romans, Latin. Each language in the Romance family has since evolved in different directions, and today they’re all quite different from Latin. Where did modern French come from? Most of the language … Read more Is French a Latin language? (Yes, but it’s much more than that!)