Asian Languages

Arabic

Arabic (العربية al-ʿarabīyah, or عربي ʿarabī) is a Central Semitic language, thus related to and classified alongside other Semitic languages such as Hebrew. Arabic has more speakers than any other language in the Semitic language family. …

Chinese

Mandarin Chinese (simplified Chinese: 官话; traditional Chinese: 官話; pinyin: Guānhuà; literally "speech of officials") is a group of related Chinese dialects spoken across most of northern and south-western China. …

Hebrew

Hebrew (עִבְרִית) is a West Semitic language of the Afroasiatic language family. Historically, it is regarded as the language of the Hebrews/Israelites and their ancestors. The earliest examples of written Hebrew date from the 10th century BCE. …

Hindi

Hindi (हिन्दी or हिंदी, Hindī) is the name given to various Indo-Aryan languages, dialects, and language registers spoken in northern and central India, Pakistan, Fiji, Mauritius, and Suriname. …

Indonesian

Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia) is the official language of Indonesia. Indonesian is a normative form of the Riau Islands dialect of Malay, an Austronesian language which has been used as a lingua franca in the Indonesian archipelago for centuries. …

Japanese

Japanese (日本語 Nihongo) is a language spoken by over 130 million people in Japan and in Japanese emigrant communities. It is a member of the Japonic (or Japanese-Ryukyuan) language family. There are a number of proposed relationships with other languages, but none of them has gained unanimous acceptance. …

Khasi

Khasi is an Austro-Asiatic language spoken primarily in Meghalaya state in India by the Khasi people. Khasi is part of the Khasi-Khmuic group of languages, and is distantly related to the Munda branch of the Austroasiatic family, which is found in east-central India. …

Korean

Korean (한국어 / 조선말 Hangugeo/Chosŏnmal) is the official language of Korea, both South and North. It is also one of the two official languages in the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture in China. …

Persian

Persian (local name: فارسی Farsi) is an Iranian language within the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European languages. It is primarily spoken in Iran, Afghanistan (as Dari since 1958 due to political reasons), Tajikistan (as

Turkish

Turkish (Türkçe) is spoken as a native language by over 77 million people worldwide, making it the most commonly spoken of the Turkic languages. Its speakers are located predominantly in Turkey with smaller groups in Iraq, Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria, the Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo, Albania and other parts of Eastern Europe. …


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