Dutch is a West Germanic language with about 28 million speakers, mainly in the Netherlands and Belgium. There are small Dutch-speaking communities in northern France, around Dunkerque. Dutch is also spoken in Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten, and in Suriname.
Vietnamese is the official language of Vietnam, and is spoken by the majority of the population as a native language. Ethnic minority groups speak it as a second language. Vietnamese is also recognised as a minority language in the Czech Republic.
Tagalog is a Philippine language spoken in the Philippines, particularly in Manila, central and southern parts of Luzon. The national language of the Philippines is known as Filipino (Wikang Filipino). It is a standard register of Tagalog. Filipino is also influenced by other Philippine languages.
According to research, there are thousands of languages in existence in the world. This number could be further increased if we also count the number of artificial languages. Artificial languages? Yes! Artificial languages are human-made languages. One of the artificial languages that ‘stands out of from the crowd’ (is more prominent amongst competitors) is Esperanto.Continue reading “Casual Esperanto”
Mandarin is a variety of Chinese spoken mainly in China, Taiwan, and Singapore by just over 1 billion people. It is the main language of government, the media, and education in China and Taiwan, and one of the four official languages in Singapore.
Javanese (basa Jawa), an Austronesian language spoken by about 80 million people in Indonesia and Suriname. In Indonesia, Javanese is spoken in Java, particularly in central and east Java, and on the north coast of West Java, and in Madura, Bali, Lombok, and in the Sunda region of West Java. The Javanese alphabet also canContinue reading “Casual Javanese”
Indonesia ranks fourth as the most populous country in the world with its population of over 250 million. Most Indonesian are at least bilingual because of the ethnic diversity in Indonesia. The Indonesian language is the only official language that is used in many aspects.