Top 10 Oldest classical languages in the world

1. Tamil

Do you know one thing? Tamil language is more than 20,000 years old and its literature is vast and varied. But it has more than 3,000 years old records and literacy works; remaining works has been destroyed in Kumari kandam. Tamil is one of the longest surviving classical languages in the world. Numerous scholars trust the origins of language are not appropriate for serious study due to the lack of evidence. This list hones in on the oldest known languages still in existence today. Language has evolved from the grunts and sounds of ancient man to today’s more classy words and phrases. Just 14 years ago, a survey decided there were 1,863 newspapers published in Tamil showing the language is still used today. Tamil belongs to the southern branch of the Dravidian languages, a family of around 26 languages native to the Indian subcontinent. It is also categorized as being part of a Tamil language family, which alongside Tamil proper, also comprises the languages of about 35 ethno-linguistic groups such as the Irula and Yerukula languages.

2. Sanskrit

Scholars believe that Sanskrit, which deeply influenced many European languages, coined from Tamil. Sanskrit is one of the classical languages of India, dating back to 3000 BC. Sanskrit also recognized India’s official languages, although its use in the language is limited. Now, Sanskrit is considered to be dead language because of scarcity of natural speakers (less than 15,000 speakers only exist in the world).

3. Chinese

The first written records of Chinese language date back 3000 years to 1200 BC and the Zhou Dynasty. Over time, the Chinese language has grown and virtually 1.2 billion people speak some form of Chinese as their first language. This is the greatest popular language spoken in the biosphere.

4. Hebrew

Hebrew is one of the oldest and over 3000 years old, initiating around 1000 BC. It is an ancient Semitic language and the official language of the State of Israel. Today Hebrew is both a spoken and written language that ties the Jewish communal together. For many years, Hebrew was a written language typically for holy texts thereby given the name of “holy language.”

5. Egyptian

Egyptian is the eldest well-known language of Egypt. It comes from the Afro-Asiatic language family. Today, Egyptian lives as the liturgical language of the Coptic Ecclesiastical. Tomb walls comportment nonfictional writings in Old Egyptian have been found dating back to 2600 – 2000 BC. There is substantial and diverse literature in Egyptian.

6. Greek

Have you know one thing? The first written evidence of the Greek language dates back to 1450 BC. The Greek language has a long and rich history which makes it among the eldest of European languages. Greek is typically vocalized in Greece, Cyprus, and Albania, by incompletely 13 million people.

7. Aramaic

Study has shown that big parts of Hebrew and Arabic languages are rented from the Aramaic language. Tactful documents between Aramaean city-states dating back to the Tenth century Before Christ (1000 BC) show this to be one of the eldest languages. Modern Aramaic, in its numerous dialects, is spoken in modern-day Iraq, Iran, Israel, Syria, Lebanon, and the various Western countries to which the native speakers have emigrated, including Europe, Russia, United States and Australia.

8. Korean

The Korean language dates back to 600 BC. The Korean linguistic is spoken by more than 65 million people living on the cape and its remote islands as well as 5.5 million Koreans alive in other parts of the biosphere. The fact that all Koreans speak and write the same language has been a vital factor in their strong national individuality.

9. Armenian

Armenian is an Indo-European language spoken by Armenians. The last text found makes it probable that Armenian began around 450 BC. Today, Armenian is the mother tongue of over 5 million peoples. This language has a long literary history, with a fifth-century Bible conversion as its eldest surviving text.

10. Latin

Latin was the language of the conquerors of many wars and combats brawled on the Italian peninsula. It gained greatest importance when it became the formal language of the Roman Empire. Old Latin refers to the Latin language in the period before 75 BC. All Romance languages are descended from Latin, and many words based on Latin are found in other modern languages such as English. Today, Latin is taught in higher education courses and still undergoes.