Did you know that besides the major world languages such as Chinese (Mandarin) 1.3 billion, English 700 million, Hindi 540 million, Spanish 450 million, French, 300 million , Arabic 295 million, Russian 250 million, Portuguese 220 million, German 180 million, additional 6500 individual languages?
Here the 115 major languages.
Afrikaans, Albanian, AmharicAssamese, Azeri, Basque, Belarusian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cambodian, Catalan, Cherokee, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Divehi, Dutch, Edo, English, Estonian, Faeroese, Finnish, French, Frisian, Fulfulde, Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Guarani, Gujarati, Hausa, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Ibibio, Icelandic, Igbo, Indonesian, Inuktitut, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Kanuri, Kashmiri, Kazakh, Konkani, Korean, Kyrgyz, Laothian, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Malayalam, Maltese, Manipuri, Marathi, Mongolian, Nepali, Norwegian, Oriya, Oromo, Papiamento Curacao, Pashto, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Rhaeto Romance, Romanian, Russian, Sami, Sanskrit, Scottish Gaelic, Serbian, Sindhi, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Syriac, Tagalog, Tajik, Tamazight, Tamil, Tatar, Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Tigrinya, Tsonga, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Venda, Vietnamese, Welsh, Xhosa, Yi, Yiddish, Yoruba, Zulu
Do you want to see a selection of the 6500 languages?
Aare (Malayo-Polynesian), Auhelawa (Malayo-Polynesian), ATong (Tibeto-Burman), Aari (Omotic), Abanyom (Bantu), Abaza (Northwest Caucasian), Abkhaz or Abkhazian (Northwest Caucasian), Abujmaria (Dravidian), Acehnese (Malayo-Polynesian), Adamorobe Sign Language (Signing), Adele (Kwa),
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Adyghe (Northwest Caucasian), Afar (Cushitic), Afrikaans (Germanic), Afro-Seminole Creole (English-based creole), Aimaq or Barbari (Iranian), Aini (Turkic), Ainu (language isolate), Akan (Kwa), Akawaio (Carib), Aklanon (Malayo-Polynesian), Albanian (Indo-European)
, Aleut (Eskimo–Aleut), Algonquin (Algonquian), Alsatian (Germanic), Altay (Turkic), Alutor (Chukotko-Kamchatkan), American Sign Language (Signing), Amharic (Semitic), Anda (Khoisan), Amdang (Nilo-Saharan), Angika (Indo-Aryan), Anyin (Kwa), Ao (Tibeto-Burman), A-Pucikwar (Andamanese), Arabic (Semitic), Aragonese (Romance), Aramaic (Semitic), Are (Malayo-Polynesian), Argobba (Semitic), Aromanian or Macedo-Romanian (Romance), Armenian (Indo-European), Arvanitic (Indo-European), Ashkun (Indo-Iranian), Assamese (Indo-Iranian), Assyrian Neo-Aramaic (Semitic), Ateso or Teso (Nilotic), Asi (Malayo-Polynesian), Asturian (Romance), Auslan (Signing), Austro-Bavarian (Germanic), Avar (Northeast Caucasian), Avestan (Indo-Iranian), Awadhi (Indo-Iranian), Aymara (Aymaran), Azerbaijani (Turkic), Badaga (Dravidian), Badeshi (Indo-Iranian), Bahnar (Austroasiatic), Balinese (Malayo-Polynesian), Balochi (Indo-Iranian), Balti (Tibeto-Burman), Bambara or Bamanankan (Mande), Banjar (Malayo-Polynesian), Banyumasan (Malayo-Polynesian), Bartangi (Iranian), Basaa (Bantu), Bashkardi (Iranian), Bashkir (Turkic), Basque (Isolated), Batak Karo (Malayo-Polynesian), Batak Toba (Malayo-Polynesian), Bats (North Caucasian), Beja (Cushitic), Belarusian (Slavic), Belhare (Tibeto-Burman), Berta (Nilo-Saharan), Bemba (Bantu), Bengali (Indo-Aryan), Bezhta (Northeast Caucasian), Berber (Afro-Asiatic), Betawi (Malayo-Polynesian), Bete (Niger–Congo), Bété (Niger–Congo), Bhili (Indo-Aryan), Bhojpuri (Indo-Aryan), Bijil Neo-Aramaic (Semitic), Bikol (Malayo-Polynesian), Bikya or Furu (Bantu), Bissa (Mande), Blackfoot (Algonquian), Boholano (Malayo-Polynesian), Bohtan Neo-Aramaic (Semitic), Bonan or Paoan (Mongolic), Bororo (Bororoan), Bodo (Bodo), Bosnian (Slavic), Brahui (Dravidian), Breton (Celtic), British Sign Language (Signing), Bua (Niger–Congo), Buginese (Malayo-Polynesian), Bukusu (Bantu), Bulgarian (Slavic), Bunjevac (Slavic), Burmese (Tibeto-Burman), Burushaski (language isolate), Buryat (Mongolic), Caluyanon or Caluyanun (Malayo-Polynesian), Cantonese (Sinitic), Catalan (Romance), Cayuga (Iroquoian), Cebuano (Malayo-Polynesian), Chabacano or Chavacano (Creole), Chaga or Kichagga (Bantu), Chakma (Indo-Aryan), Chaldean Neo-Aramaic (Semitic), Chamorro (Malayo-Polynesian), Chaouia or Tachawit (Berber), Chechen (Northeast Caucasian), Chenchu (Dravidian), Chenoua (Berber), Cherokee (Iroquoian), Cheyenne (Algonquian), Chhattisgarhi (Indo-Aryan), Chickasaw (Muskogean), Chintang or Chhintang (Tibeto-Burman), Chilcotin (Athabaskan), Chinese (Sinitic), Chiricahua or Mescalero-Chiricahua Apache (Athabaskan), Chichewa or Nyanja (Bantu), Chipewyan (Athabaskan), Chittagonian (Indo-Aryan), Choctaw (Muskogean), Chorasmian or Khwarezmian (Iranian), Chukchi or Chukot (Chukotko-Kamchatkan), Chulym (Turkic), Church Slavonic (Slavic), Chuukese or Trukese (Malayo-Polynesian), Chuvash (Turkic), Cocoma or Cocama (Tupian), Cocopa (Hokan), Coeur d’Alene (Salishan), Comanche (Uto-Aztecan), Comorian (Bantu), Cornish (Celtic) (revived), Corsican (Romance), Cree (Algonquian), Crimean Tatar or Crimean Turkish (Turkic), Croatian (Slavic), Cuyonon (Malayo-Polynesian), Czech (Slavic), Dagbani (Gur), Dahlik (Semitic), Dalecarlian (Germanic), Dameli (Indo-Aryan), Danish (Germanic), Dargin (Northeast Caucasian), Dari (Zoroastrian) (Iranian), Dari-Persian (Iranian), Daur or Dagur (Mongolic), Denaina or Tanaina (Athapaskan), Dhatki (Indo-Aryan), Dhivehi or Maldivian (Indo-Aryan), Dida (Kru), Dioula or Jula (Mande), Dogri (Indo-Aryan), Dogrib or Tli Cho (Athapaskan), Dolgan (Turkic), Domaaki or Dumaki (Indo-Aryan), Dongxiang or Santa (Mongolic), Duala (Bantu), Dungan (Sinitic), Dutch (Germanic), Dzhidi or Judeo-Persian (Iranian), Dzongkha (Tibeto-Burman), Eastern Yugur (Mongolic), Egyptian Arabic (Semitic), Ekoti (Bantu), Enets or Yenisey Samoyed (Samoyedic), English (Germanic), Erzya (Uralic), Esperanto (planned language), Estonian (Uralic), Even (Tungusic), Evenk or Evenki (Tungusic), Ewe (Volta–Niger), Extremaduran (Romance), Faeroese (Germanic), Fang (Bantu), Fijian (Malayo-Polynesian), Filipino (Malayo-Polynesian), Finnish (Uralic), Finnish Sign Language (Signing), Flemish language (Belgium), Fon (Volta–Niger), Franco-Provençal or Arpitan (Romance), French (Romance), French Sign Language (Signing), Frisian, North (Germanic), Frisian, Saterland (Germanic), Frisian, West (Germanic), Friulian (Romance), Fula or Fulfulde or Fulani (Senegambian), Fur (Nilo-Saharan), Ga (Kwa), Gadaba (Dravidian), Gagauz (Turkic), Galician (Romance), Gan (Sinitic), Ganda (Bantu), Gangte (Tibeto-Burman), Garhwali (Indo-Aryan), Gayo (Malayo-Polynesian), Gen or G? or Mina (Volta–Niger), Georgian (South Caucasian), German (Germanic), German Sign Language (Signing), Gikuyu or Kikuyu (Bantu), Gilbertese or Kiribati (Malayo-Polynesian), Gileki (Iranian), Goaria (Indo-Aryan), Gondi (Dravidian), Gorani or Gurani (Iranian), Gawar-Bati or Gowari or Narsati (Indo-Aryan), Greek (Indo-European), Guaraní (Tupian), Guinea-Bissau Creole (Portuguese-based creole), Gujarati (Indo-Aryan), Gula Iro or Kulaal (Adamawa), Gullah or Sea Island Creole English (English-based creole), Gusii (Bantu), Gwichin (Athabaskan), Hadza or Hatsa (Khoisan), Haida or Masset (Na-Dené), Haitian Creole (French-based creole), Hakka (Sinitic), Hän (Athabaskan), Harari (Semitic), Harauti (Indo-Aryan), Harsusi (Semitic), Haryanavi (Indo-Aryan) (a dialect of Hindi), Harzani (Iranian), Hausa (Afro-Asiatic), Havasupai or Upland Yuman (Hokan), Hawaiian (Malayo-Polynesian), Hawaii Pidgin Sign Language (Signing), Hazaragi (Iranian) (a dialect of Persian), Hebrew (Semitic), Herero (Bantu), Hértevin (Semitic), Hiligaynon (Malayo-Polynesian), Hindi (Indo-Aryan), Hinukh (Northeast Caucasian), Hiri Motu (Motu-based Pidgin), Hixkaryana (Carib), Hmong (Hmong–Mien), Ho (Austroasiatic), Hobyót (Semitic), Hopi (Uto-Aztecan), Hulaulá (Semitic), Hungarian (Uralic), Hutterite German (Germanic), Ibibio (Benue–Congo), Iban (Malayo-Polynesian), Ibanag (Malayo-Polynesian), Icelandic (Germanic), Ifč (Volta–Niger), Igbo or Ibo or Biafra (Volta–Niger), Ikalanga or Kalanga (Bantu), Ili Turki (Turkic), Ilokano or Ilocano (Malayo-Polynesian), Inari Sami (Uralic), Indonesian (Malayo-Polynesian), Ingrian or Izhorian (Uralic), Ingush (Northeast Caucasian), Inuktitut (Eskimo–Aleut), Inupiaq (Eskimo–Aleut), Inuvialuktun (Eskimo–Aleut), Iraqw (Cushitic), Irish or Irish Gaelic (Celtic), Irish Sign Language (Signing), Irula (Dravidian), Isan or Northeastern Thai (Tai–Kadai), Ishkashimi or Ishkashmi (Iranian), Istro-Romanian (Romance), Italian (Romance), Itelmen or Kamchadal (Chukotko-Kamchatkan), Jacaltec or Jakalteko (Mayan), Jalaa (unclassified, possibly Niger–Congo), Japanese (isolated, possibly Altaic), Jaqaru (Aymaran), Jarai (Malayo-Polynesian), Javanese (Malayo-Polynesian), Jibbali or Shehri (Semitic), Jewish Babylonian Aramaic (Aramaic), Jicarilla Apache (Athabaskan), Juang (Austro-Asiatic), Kabardian (Northwest Caucasian), Kabyle (Berber), Kachin or Jingpo (Tibeto-Burman), Kalaallisut or Greenlandic (Eskimo–Aleut), Kalami or Gawri or Dirwali (Indo-Aryan), Kalasha (Indo-Aryan), Kalmyk or Oirat (Mongolic), Kalto or Nahali (Indo-Aryan), Kankanai or Kankanaey (Malayo-Polynesian), Kannada (Dravidian), Kaonde or Chikaonde (Bantu), Kapampangan (Malayo-Polynesian), Karachay-Balkar (Turkic), Karagas (Turkic), Karaim (Turkic), Karakalpak (Turkic), Karelian (Uralic), Kashmiri (Indo-Aryan), Kashubian (Slavic), Kazakh (Turkic), Kerek (Paleosiberian), Ket (Chukotko-Kamchatkan), Khakas (Turkic), Khalaj (Turkic), Kham or Sheshi (Tibeto-Burman), Khandeshi (Indo-Aryan), Khanty or Ostyak (Uralic), Khasi (Austro-Asiatic), Khmer (Austro-Asiatic), Khmu (Austro-Asiatic), Khowar (Indo-Aryan), Kildin Sami (Finnic), Kimatuumbi (Bantu), Kinaray-a or Hiraya (Malayo-Polynesian), Kinyarwanda (Bantu), Kirombo (Bantu), Kirundi (Bantu), Kivunjo (Bantu), Klallam or Clallam (Salishan), Kodava Takk or Kodagu or Coorgi (Dravidian), Kohistani or Khili (Indo-Aryan), Kolami (Dravidian), Komi or Komi-Zyrian (Uralic), Konkani (Indo-Aryan), Kongo or Kikongo (Bantu), Koraga (Dravidian), Korandje (Nilo-Saharan), Korean (isolated), Korku (Austro-Asiatic), Korowai (Trans–New Guinea), Korwa (Austro-Asiatic), Koryak (Chukotko-Kamchatkan), Kosraean (Malayo-Polynesian), Kota (Dravidian), Koyra Chiini or Western Songhay (Nilo-Saharan), Koy Sanjaq Surat (Semitic), Koya (Dravidian), Krymchak or Judeo-Crimean Tatar (Turkic), Kujarge (unclassified, perhaps Chadic), Kui (Dravidian), Kumauni (Indo-Aryan), Kumyk (Turkic), Kumzari (Iranian), !Kung (Khoisan), Kurdish (Iranian), Kurukh or Kurux (Dravidian), Kusunda (isolate), Kutenai or Kootenay or Ktunaxa (isolated), Kwanyama or Ovambo (Bantu), Kxoe (Khoisan), Kyrgyz or Kirghiz (Turkic), Laal (unclassified), Ladakhi (Tibeto-Burman), Ladin (Romance), Ladino or Judeo-Spanish (Romance), Laki (Iranian), Lakota or Lakhota or Teton (Siouan), Lambadi or Lamani or Banjari (Indo-Aryan), Lao or Laotian (Tai–Kadai), Larestani (Iranian), Latin (Romance) (liturgical language), Latvian (Baltic), Laz or Lazuri (South Caucasian), Leonese (Romance), Lezgi or Agul (Northeast Caucasian), Ligbi or Ligby (Mande), Limburgish (Germanic), Lingala (Bantu), Lipan Apache (Athabascan), Lisan al-Dawat (Indo-Aryan), Lishana Deni (Semitic), Lishanid Noshan or Lishana Didan (Semitic), Lithuanian (Baltic), Livonian or Liv (Uralic), Lombard (Romance), Lotha (Tibeto-Burman), Low German or Low Saxon (Germanic), Lower Sorbian (Slavic), Lozi or Silozi (Bantu), Ludic or Ludian (Uralic), Lunda or Chilunda (Bantu), Luri (Iranian), Lushootseed (Salishan), Lusoga or Soga (Bantu), Luvale (Bantu), Luwati (Indo-Iranian), Luxembourgish (Germanic), Macedonian (Slavic), Magadhi (Indo-Aryan), Maguindanao (Malayo-Polynesian), Maithili (Indo-Aryan), Makasar (Malayo-Polynesian), Makhuwa or Makua (Bantu), Makhuwa-Meetto (Bantu), Malagasy (Malayo-Polynesian), Malay (Malayo-Polynesian), Malayalam (Dravidian), Malaysian Sign Language (Signing), Maltese (Semitic), Malto or Sauria Paharia (Dravidian), Malvi or Malavi or Ujjaini (Indo-Aryan), Mam (Mayan), Manchurian (Tungusic), Mandaic (Semitic), Mandarin (Sinitic), Mandinka (Mande), Mansi or Vogul (Uralic), Manx (Celtic), Manyika (Bantu), Maori (Malayo-Polynesian), Mapudungun or Mapuche (isolated), Maranao (Malayo-Polynesian), Marathi (Indo-Aryan), Mari or Cheremis (Uralic), Maria (Dravidian), Marquesan (Malayo-Polynesian), Marshallese or Ebon (Malayo-Polynesian), Marthas Vineyard Sign Language (Signing), Masaba (Bantu), Masbatenyo or Minasbate (Malayo-Polynesian, Meitei or Manipuri or Meithei (Tibeto-Burman), Mauritian Creole or Morisyen (French-based creole), Maya (Mayan), Mazandarani or Tabari(Iranian), Meänkieli or Tornedalen Finnish (Uralic), Megleno-Romanian (Romance), Megrelian or Mingrelian (South Caucasian), Mehri or Mahri (Semitic), Menominee (Algonquian), Mentawai (Malayo-Polynesian), Meroitic (unclassified, maybe Nilo-Saharan or isolated), Mescalero Apache (Athabaskan), Meru or Kimeru (Bantu), Michif (mixed, French and Cree based), Mikasuki or Miccosukee (Muskogean), Mikmaq or Micmac (Algonquian), Minangkabau (Malayo-Polynesian), Mirandese (Romance), Mobilian Jargon (pidgin, Choctaw and French based), Moghol (Mongolic), Mohawk (Iroquoian), Moksha (Uralic), Molengue (Bantu), Mon (Austro-Asiatic), Mongolian (Mongolic), Mono (Ubangian), Mono (Uto-Aztecan), Mono (Malayo-Polynesian), Montagnais (Algonquian), Montenegrin (Slavic), Motu (Malayo-Polynesian), Muher (Semitic), Mundari (Austro-Asiatic), Munji (Iranian), Muria (Dravidian), Nafaanra (Senufo), Nagarchal (Dravidian), Nahuatl (Uto-Aztecan), Nama (Khoisan), Nanai (Tungusic), Nauruan (Malayo-Polynesian), Navajo or Navaho (Na-Dené), Ndau or Southeast Shona (Bantu), Ndebele (Bantu), Ndonga (Bantu), Neapolitan (Romance), Negidal (Tungusic), Nenets or Yurak (Samoyedic), Nepal Bhasa or Newari (Tibeto-Burman), Nepali (Indo-Aryan), New Zealand Sign Language (Signing), Nihali or Nahali (isolated), Nganasan or Tavgi (Samoyedic), Ngumba (Bantu), Nheengatu or Geral or Modern Tupí (Tupian), Nias, Nicaraguan Sign Language (Signing), Niellim (Adamawa), Nigerian Pidgin (pidgin, English-based), Nisenan (Penutian) (Maiduan), Niuean or Niue (Malayo-Polynesian), Nivkh or Gilyak (isolated), Nogai (Turkic), Norfuk or Norfolk or Pitcairn-Norfolk (cant, English-Tahitian based), Norman or Norman-French (Romance), Northern Sami (Uralic), Northern Sotho or Sepedi (Bantu), Northern Straits Salish) (Salishan), Northern Yukaghir (Yukaghir), Norwegian (Bokmĺl, Nynorsk, Riksmĺl) (Germanic), Nuer (Nilotic), Nuxálk or Bella Coola (Salishan), Nyabwa (Kru), Nyah Kur (Austro-Asiatic), Nyangumarta (Pama–Nyungan), Nyoro (Bantu), N|u (Khoisan), Occitan or Provençal (Romance), Ojibwe or Ojibwa or Chippewa (Algonquian), Olonets Karelian or Liv or Livvi (Uralic), Omagua (Tupian), Ongota (Afro-Asiatic), Oriya (Indo-Aryan), Ormuri (Iranian), Oroch (Tungusic), Orok (Tungusic), Oromo or Afaan Oromoo (Cushitic), Ossetic or Ossetian (Iranian), Páez or Nasa Yuwe (isolated), Palauan (Malayo-Polynesian), Pangasinan (Malayo-Polynesian), Papiamento or Papiamentu (Portuguese-based creole), Parachi (Iranian), Parya (Indo-Aryan), Pashto or Pushto or Pashtu (Iranian), Pennsylvania Dutch or Pennsylvania German (Germanic), Persian or farsi, as it is referred to in the Persian language (Iranian), Phalura (Indo-Aryan), Phuthi (Bantu), Picard (Romance), Pirahă (Mura), Plautdietsch or Mennonite Low German (Germanic), Polish (Slavic), Portuguese (Romance), Pothohari or Pahari-Potwari (Indo-Aryan), Pradhan or Pardhan (Dravidian), Puelche (isolated), Puma (Tibeto-Burman), Punjabi or Panjabi or Gurmukhi (Indo-Aryan), Qashqai or Ghashghai (Turkic), Quebec Sign Language (Signing), Quechua (Quechuan), Rajasthani (Indo-Aryan), Ratagnon or Datagnon or Latagnun (Malayo-Polynesian), Réunion Creole or Bourbonnais (French-based creole), Romanian (Romance), Romansh or Rhaeto-Romance (Romance), Romany (Indo-Iranian), Romblomanon (Malayo-Polynesian), Rotokas (East Papuan), Runyankole language or Nyankore (Bantu), Russian (Slavic), Russian Sign Language (Signing), Ruthenian or Rusyn or Carpathian (Slavic), Salar (Turkic), Samoan (Malayo-Polynesian), Sandawe (Khoisan), Sango (Ngbandi-based creole), Sanskrit (Indo-Aryan) (liturgical language), Santali (Austro-Asiatic), Sara (Malayo-Polynesian), Saraiki or Seraiki or Siraiki Southern Punjabi (Indo-Aryan), Saramaccan (English-based creole), Sardinian (Romance), Sarikoli (Iranian), Saurashtra or Sourashtra (Indo-Aryan), Savara (Dravidian), Savi (Indo-Aryan), Sawai (Malayo-Polynesian), Scots or Ulster Scots or Hiberno-Scots or Ullans (Germanic), Scots Gaelic or Scottish Gaelic or Gaidhlig or Gaelic (Celtic), Selangor Sign Language (Signing), Selkup or Ostyak Samoyed (Samoyedic), Semnani (Iranian), Senaya (Semitic), Serbian (Slavic), Serbo-Croatian (Slavic), Sesotho (Bantu), Seto or Setu (Uralic), Seychellois Creole (French-based creole), Shimaore (Bantu), Shina (Indo-Aryan), Shona (Bantu), Shor (Turkic), Shoshoni (Uto-Aztecan), Shughni (Iranian), Shumashti (Indo-Aryan), Shuswap (Salishan), Sicilian (Romance), Sidamo (Cushitic), Sika (Malayo-Polynesian), Silesian (Slavic), Silte or Selti or East Gurage (Semitic), Sindhi (Indo-Aryan), Sinhalese (Indo-Aryan), Sioux (Siouan), Sivandi (Iranian), Skolt Sami (Uralic), Slavey (Athabaskan), Slovak (Slavic), Slovene or Slovenian (Slavic), Soddo or Kistane (Semitic), Somali (Cushitic), Sonjo or Temi (Bantu), Sonsorolese or Sonsorol (Malayo-Polynesian), Soqotri (Semitic), Sora (Austro-Asiatic), Sorbian, Lower (Slavic), Sorbian, Upper (Slavic), Sourashtra (Indo-Aryan), Southern Sami (Uralic), South Estonian (Uralic), Southern Yukaghir or Tundra Yukaghir (Yukaghir), Spanish (Romance), Sranan Tongo (English-based creole), Statimcets or Lillooet (Salishan), Sucite or Sěcěté Sénoufo (Senufo), Suba (Bantu), Sundanese (Malayo-Polynesian), Supyire or Supyire Senoufo (Senufo), Surigaonon (Malayo-Polynesian), Susu (Mande), Svan (South Caucasian), Swahili (Bantu), Swati or Swazi or Siswati or Seswati (Bantu), Swedish (Germanic), Syriac (Semitic), Tabasaran or Tabassaran (Northeast Caucasian), Tachelhit (Berber), Tagalog (Malayo-Polynesian), Tahitian (Malayo-Polynesian), Taiwanese Sign Language (Signing), Tajik (Iranian), Takestani (Iranian), Talysh (Iranian), Tamil (Dravidian), Tanacross (Athabaskan), Tarifit or Rifi or Riff Berber (Berber), Tat or Tati (Iranian), Tatar (Turkic), Tausug (Malayo-Polynesian), Tehuelche (Chon), Telugu (Dravidian), Tetum (Malayo-Polynesian), Tepehua language (Totonacan), Tepehuán language (Uto-Aztecan)), Thai (Tai–Kadai), Tharu (Indo-Aryan), Tibetan (Tibeto-Burman), Tigre or Xasa (Semitic), Tigrinya (Semitic), Timbisha or Panamint (Uto-Aztecan), Tiv (Benue–Congo), Tlingit (Na-Dené), Tobian (Malayo-Polynesian), Toda (Dravidian), Tok Pisin (English-based creole), Tokelauan (Malayo-Polynesian), Tonga (Bantu), Tongan (Malayo-Polynesian), Torwali or Turvali (Indo-Aryan), Tregami (Indo-Aryan), Tsat (Malayo-Polynesian), Tsez or Dido (Northeast Caucasian), Tshiluba or Luba-Kasai or Luba-Lulua (Bantu), Tsimshian (Penutian), Tsonga (Bantu), Tswana or Setswana (Bantu), Tu or Monguor (Mongolic), Tuareg languages or Tamasheq (Berber), Tulu (Dravidian), Tumbuka (Bantu), Tupiniquim (Tupian), Turkish (Turkic), Turkmen (Turkic), Turoyo (Semitic), Tuvaluan (Malayo-Polynesian), Tuvan Tuvin or Tyvan (Turkic), Udihe or Ude or Udege (Tungusic), Udmurt or Votyak (Uralic), Ukrainian (Slavic), Ulch or Olcha (Tungusic), Unserdeutsch or Rabaul Creole German (German-based creole), Upper Sorbian (Slavic), Urdu (Pakistani), Uripiv (Malayo-Polynesian), Urum (Turkic), Ute (Uto-Aztecan), Uyghur or Uigur (Turkic), Uzbek (Turkic), Vafsi (Iranian), Valencian (Romance), Valencian Sign Language (Signing), Vasi-vari or Prasuni (Indo-Aryan), Venda or Tshivenda (Bantu), Venetian (Romance), Veps (Uralic), Vietnamese (Austro-Asiatic), Vőro (Uralic), Votic or Votian (Uralic), Waddar (Dravidian), Waigali or Kalasha-Ala (Indo-Aryan), Waima or Roro (Malayo-Polynesian), Wakhi (Iranian), Walloon (Romance), Waray-Waray or Binisaya (Malayo-Polynesian), Washo (Hokan), Welsh (Celtic), Western Neo-Aramaic (Semitic), Wolane (Silte) (Semitic), Wolof (Niger–Congo), Wu (Sinitic), Xhosa (Bantu), Xiang (Sinitic), Xibe or Sibo (Tungusic), Xipaya (Tupian), !Xóő (Khoisan), Yaaku language, Yaeyama language, Yaghnobi (Iranian), Yakut, Yankunytjatjara language, Yanomami, Yanyuwa, Yapese, Yaqui, Yauma (Bantu), Yavapai, Yazdi (Iranian), Yazgulyam or Yazgulami (Iranian), Yemenite Hebrew (Semitic), Yeni language, Yevanic language, Yi language, Yiddish (Germanic), Yidgha (Iranian), Yogur (also known as Yoghur, (Mongolic) Sarď Uyghur, and (Mongolic) Yellow Uyghur, Mongolic), Yokutsan languages, Yonaguni language, Yorůbá language, Yucatec Maya language, Yucatec Maya Sign Language (Signing), Yuchi language, Yugur (also known as Yughur, (Turkic) Sarďgh Uyghur, and (Turkic) Yellow Uyghur, Turkic), Yukaghir languages, Yupik language (Eskimo–Aleut), Yurats language, Yurok language, Záparo (Saparoan), Zapotec (Oto-Manguean), Zazaki (Iranian), Zhuang (Tai–Kadai), Zoque (Mixe–Zoquean), Zulu (Niger–Congo) (Bantu), Zuńi or Zuni (isolated), Zway or Zay (Semitic) ( Source by Wikipedia
For 200 years, remains stubbornly a legend that says that German would have been within a hair of the official language of the United States. A similar law failed to be only one voice. The man who decided the election in favor of English is said to have been of German descent.
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How it really was - the German language had one chance to really, the main language of the Americans to be? No is the answer - everything else is more wishful thinking or false recorded history.
It is of course a bit of a true core because of the play but in a different context, to build fine but left a legend: Once upon a time in Pennsylvania, as more and larger settlements were German immigrants with ... so start fairy tale ... We want to stop here but the facts: these communities were, in fact, as it were purely German. Emigrants of the time tended to always obvious reasons, here as in other parts of the United States, to settle there, where fellow countrymen already live. Only it was never a real majority of Germans:
The popular Pennsylvania was at its peak accounted for only 30% of Germans!
The substance that became a legend had its origin in Virginia. A German community presented the Congress with a petition requesting that legal texts and official documents are printed in German.
That was 1795 - not 1776, as they say like, because that date is probably somewhat more expressive. The incipient debate whether we should even consider this request resulted in the House of Representatives has disagreed, and we could not agree at the meeting, so they voted, whether the matter should be postponed. This vote was the result, that one by one vote to chose not to consult further about it and reject the petition.
This was the legendary tuning of January 1795, but it was certainly not a question of whether the German nation, first as an official Should have language.
You know the story about said first Voice also known as Muhlenberg legend, as the Speaker of the House (of Representatives) was the bilingual Frederick Augustus Conrad Muhlenberg - but he was never inclined to the desire to use some sympathy.
Rather, he even suggested:
turn the sooner, the German immigrants of the English language would be, the more likely there could be bought and united American nation. And it seemed like there was in fact not even a large majority of ethnic German immigrants, namely the general changed very quickly to the English language.
There were no other entries at the Congress will not know.
These days, it must be said that although there are a myriad of foreign, including hundreds of German newspapers and leaves, but mostly to make a bi-lingual in immigrant families. English is the language of the nation and it is spoken as a language in the workplace and everyday life.
In Texas, with a strong German population abstammender was actually surfaced in recent years, the question whether the German first Should be a foreign language ... but ultimately succumbed to the Spanish language because of the German modern immigration situation.
( Source Magazin USA