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Polish language

(Encyclopedia) Polish language, member of the West Slavic group of the Slavic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages (see Slavic languages ). Polish is spoken as a…

Spanish language

(Encyclopedia) Spanish language, member of the Romance group of the Italic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages (see Romance languages ). The official language of…

Yiddish language

(Encyclopedia) Yiddish language yĭd´ĭsh [key], a member of the West Germanic group of the Germanic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages (see Germanic languages…

Indo-European

(Encyclopedia) Indo-European, family of languages having more speakers than any other language family. It is estimated that approximately half the world's population speaks an Indo…

Nunavut

(Encyclopedia) Nunavut no͞o´nəvo͞ot˝ [key] [Inuktituk,=our land], territory (2001 pop. 26,745), 772,260 sq mi (2,000,671 sq km), NE Canada. The capital and largest town is Iqaluit…

Malayo-Polynesian languages

(Encyclopedia) Malayo-Polynesian languages məlā´ō-pŏlĭnē´zhən [key], sometimes also called Austronesian languages ô˝strōnē´zhən [key], family of languages estimated at from 300…

Russian language

(Encyclopedia) Russian language, also called Great Russian, member of the East Slavic group of the Slavic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages (see Slavic languages…

Bantu languages

(Encyclopedia) Bantu languages, group of African languages forming a subdivision of the Benue-Niger division of the Niger-Congo branch of the Niger-Kordofanian language family (see…

German language

(Encyclopedia) German language, member of the West Germanic group of the Germanic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages (see Germanic languages ). It is the official…

French language

(Encyclopedia) French language, member of the Romance group of the Italic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages (see Romance languages ). It is spoken as a…