New York Times: Albanian Language Amongst the 3 oldest in the World

albbbblan11A new study suggests that the sprawling Indo-European family of languages originated in Anatolia, or modern-day Turkey

Tracing the Origins of Indo-European Languages

Researchers studied the evolution of words across 103 modern and extinct languages from the Indo-European language family, and created a tree showing the relationships among the different languages, at right.

 

The map above shows where each major branch probably arose, before spreading and diversifying to other regions.

 

A competing hypothesis places the point of origin in the steppes of modern-day Ukraine and Russia, north of the Black Sea.allinggg

 

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