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Afrikaans

noun

one of the official languages of South Africa that is related to Dutch. It is also spoken in Namibia.

American Spanish

noun

the form of Spanish spoken in the US

Arabic

noun

the language that most people speak in the Middle East and in most countries of North Africa. It exists in many different dialects.

Bangla

noun

the official language of Bangladesh which is also spoken in the state of Bangla in India, and in other parts of the world

Basque

noun

the language that people speak in the Basque Country of southern France and northern Spain

Bengali

noun

the language of Bangladesh or West Bengal

Catalan

noun

a language that people speak in parts of the north-east of Spain

Chinese

noun

the group of related languages that people speak in China

Danish

noun

the language that people speak in Denmark

Dutch

noun

the language that people speak in the Netherlands

English

noun

the main language that people speak in the UK, the US, Canada, Australia, and some other countries. There are different varieties of English, for example American English, British English, and South African English.

Eskimo

noun

the language of the Inuit

Farsi

noun

the language that most people speak in Iran

Flemish

noun

the language that people speak in Flanders. It is a variety of Dutch.

French

noun

the language that people speak in France, Belgium, and several other countries

French Canadian

noun

the type of French that is spoken in Canada

Gaelic

noun

a Celtic language that people speak in parts of Scotland

Gaelic

noun

a Celtic language that people speak in parts of Ireland

German

noun

the official language of Germany, Austria, and Liechtenstein, and one of the official languages of Switzerland

Greek

noun

the language that people speak in modern Greece

Gujarati

noun

the official language of the state of Gujarat in western India

Hebrew

noun

one of the official languages of Israel. It is a modern form of the older language that the Old Testament was written in.

Hindi

noun

a language of Northern India. It is one of the official languages of India.

Inuit

noun

the language spoken by the Inuit people

Irish

noun

the Celtic language spoken by some people in Ireland

Italian

noun

the language that people speak in Italy

Japanese

noun

the language that people speak in Japan

Kiswahili

Swahili

Malay

noun

the language that the Malay people of Malaysia and Indonesia speak

Mandarin

noun

the official language of China

Maori

noun

the language spoken by the Maori people

Norwegian

noun

the language that people speak in Norway

Persian

noun

the language that people speak in Iran. The usual word is Farsi.

Polish

noun

the language that people speak in Poland

Portuguese

noun

the language that people speak in Portugal. Portuguese is also the official language of Brazil.

Punjabi

noun

the language that most people speak in Punjab

Putonghua

noun

the standard form of the modern Chinese language

Romansch

noun

one of the official languages of Switzerland

Romany

noun

the language spoken by the Roma

Russian

noun

the language that people speak in Russia

Singhalese

another spelling of Sinhalese

Sinhalese

noun

the official language of Sri Lanka

Sintu

noun

the Bantu group of languages

siSwati

noun

an official language in Swaziland and South Africa that belongs to the Sintu group of languages

Spanish

noun

the language of Spain and most countries in South and Central America

Swahili

noun

a major language of eastern Africa

Swedish

noun

the language that people speak in Sweden

Thai

noun

the language that people speak in Thailand

Turkish

noun

the language that people speak in Turkey

Urdu

noun

the official language of Pakistan that some people in India also speak

Welsh

noun

the language that some people speak in Wales

Xhosa

noun

an African language that people speak in South Africa

Yiddish

noun

a language spoken mainly by Jewish people who come from Central and Eastern Europe. Yiddish is a mixture of Hebrew and an old form of German.

Yoruba

noun

the language of the Yoruba people

Zulu

noun

the language of the Zulu people

kabaddi

a game in which two teams of seven players take turns to chase and try to touch players on the opposing team

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