Tongues Of World is a guide to the major languages of the world. Explore the history and development of the ubiquitous English, the classy French, the exotic Persian, the ancient Tamil, the intriguing Japanese, the complex Chinese, and a number of other languages from every continent of the world.

A treasured educational resource, Tongues Of World is the result of an exhaustive research into the world of linguistics. Tongues Of World is a valuable guide for the teacher, the student, the researcher, and the traveler. Learn more about the basic structure of each language, the quirks that set it apart, and its complex role in the development of culture.

Nahuatl

The Nahuatl languages belong to the greater Native American language family known as Uto-Azte can...

Quechua

The Quechua group of languages is the most widely spoken of all the indigenous American languages....

Pashto

Pashto is the language of the Pashtun people, also known as Afghans (in Persian) or Pathans (in Hindi/Urdu)....

Turkish

Turkish, which is spoken in much ofTurkey and Cyprus as well as in neighboring countries, is the primary language...

Italian

With at least 85 million speakers around the world, Italian is the dominant language of the Italic branch of the Indo-European...

Yue/Cantonese

Yue Chinese, including Cantonese, is one ofthe most important varieties of the Chinese language...

Tamil

Tamil is a Dravidian language, meaning that it belongs to a family of languages found mostly in southern India...

Swahili

Swahili, or Kiswahili as it is called within the language itself, is a widely-spoken tongue throughout Eastern Africa...

Marathi

Marathi is a widespread language native to central and western India, and is the official language of the state...