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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, [...]

Tongues of the World: Portuguese

Overview: Sometimes overlooked, Portuguese is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. It is also one of the fastest growing European languages, along with English and Spanish. With its humble origins in the tiny western European nation of Portugal, Portuguese is now spoken in communities across Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. [...]

Tongues of the World: Spanish

Overview: One of the most important languages in the world, Spanish is the dominant language in the Western Hemisphere and is growing more rapidly than many other languages around the world. According to some sources, Spanish is the most commonly spoken language on Earth outside of Mandarin Chinese, and is very likely the second most [...]