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A LANGUAGE is a complexed system of communication that consists of the development, acquisition, and the maintenance of a good communication language, plus focusing on the human ability to do so. And a language is any specific example of such a message system between individuals and groups, including sign language for deaf people. The scientific study of any language is called linguistics.
Recently extinct languages.
Date, Language, Language family:
October 2, 2012 Cromarty dialect of Scots, Black Isle dialect Germanic.
October 24, 2010 Pazeh Kulon-pazeh, Formosan languages.
August 20, 2010 Cochin Indo-Portuguese, Creole Vypin Indo-Portuguese, Portuguese-based Creole.
January 26, 2010 Aka-Bo Bo, Andamanese.
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French was the official language in England for over 300 years.
Italian is the fifth most taught language in the world, after English, French, Spanish and German.
German is the most widely spoken native language in Europe.
English is spoken by an estimated 1.8 billion people worldwide.