The Language Tree

This is a great illustration of the history of Indo-Eupropean Languages. I have no doubt that the history of humanity follows a very similar path. I would be interested to know the dating of the various breakaway branches and also see some details of the rest of the tree. Its interesting that this is such a small part of the tree. I would guess the bulk of it is African languages. If anyone can add some more info please do.

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4 Responses to The Language Tree

  1. Jason says:

    I find it interesting (and typical) that Portuguese is left off, despite the fact it has 10 times as many native speakers as Romanian.

  2. Lenor says:

    I was looking for Finnish and Hungarian. Any relationship to the Baltic languages? Additionally, it would be appropriate in my opinion to include Yiddish and Ladino on this tree.

    • admin says:

      Interesting question. It looks as tho Finnish and Hungarian belong to the Uralic language family which branched off sometime before Indo-Eupropean languages shown in this diagram, as did Yiddish and Ladino which are members of the Afro-Asiatic language group.

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