25 Unbelievable Things You Didn’t Know About Language And Linguistics

Language is one of those things that most of us take for granted, and like most things that we take for granted it’s actually a lot cooler than we could imagine. These are 25 unbelievable things you didn’t know about language and linguistics!

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Nearly half of those 2,000 languages are spoken in one country - Papau New Guinea

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There is a language in Botswana that consists almost entirely of 5 distinct click sounds

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South Africa has the most official languages of any country at 11

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The United States has no official language

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The European Union has 24 official languages

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