By order of appearance, the Tamil language (a member of the Dravidian language family) would be considered the oldest living language as it is over 5,000 years old, with its first grammar book making its first appearance in 3,000 BC. Tamil is the oldest language still in use today.
Is Aramaic spoken today?
Aramaic continues to be spoken by the Assyrians of Iraq, northeastern Syria, southeastern Turkey, and northwest Iran, with diaspora communities in Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and southern Russia. Aramaic also continues to be a spoken, literary, and liturgical language for local Christians and some Jews.
Is Albanian The oldest language in the world?
The Language Tree shows that the Albanian language develops independently as a distinct offshoot of the European Languages branch from the Indo-European trunk, making it one of the oldest in Europe and possibly the entire world.
What is the first country in the world?
Oldest Countries 2022
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The world's newest languages
- Dark Warlpiri
- Lingala wasn't even a language until the 19th century, before Congo was a free state. As the 19th century closed, the Belgian forces that conquered the area began simplifying the local languages for commercial purposes.
Does anyone speak Sumerian?
No, Akkadian eventually took the place of Sumerian as the most widely used language in southern Mesopotamia (around 2000 BCE).
Is Greek the oldest language in the world?
Greek is the worlds oldest recorded living language, with the earliest written evidence being a Linear B clay tablet discovered in Messenia that dates to between 1450 and 1350 BC. Greek has been spoken in the Balkan peninsula since around the third millennium BC, or possibly earlier.