Tongues of the World: French

Overview: French is not only the native tongue of a major European country, but belongs to one of the most successful colonial nations in history. It is therefore spoken throughout the world, most notably in Canada and throughout western, northern and central Africa. Some former colonies, such as Tunisia, actively attempt to discourage the use [...]

Tongues of the World: Russian

Overview: Russian belongs to the Slavic language family and is counted as one of the top ten most widely spoken languages in the world. Almost as many people speak it as a second language as speak it natively, as it is frequently used as a lingua franca in Eastern European and Central Asian countries. Additionally, [...]