8 Fascinating Facts About Languages

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Languages are a part of everyday life – whether you speak one or more, they are one of the main keys of communication. Other than being able to speak a language there are a lot of fun facts about languages more generally


1
Aramaic, the ancient language spoken by Jesus Christ, today is spoken in only three remote villages near Damascus, Syria.

2
English contains the most words of any language, including 455,000 active words and 700,000 dead ones.

3
Reading an average Chinese newspaper requires the knowledge of 7,000 Chinese characters.

4
Papua New Guinea has 820 living languages, making it the country with the most languages spoken

5
The US has no official language.

6
There are 2,400 languages classified as being "endangered."

7
French was the official language of England for over 600 years.

8
One language dies about every 14 days.