This Tree Wonderfully Illustrates the Origins of Language

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Finish-Swedish illustrator Minna Sundberg has gone above and beyond to create a beautiful image of the origins of language, using data from Ethnologue.com she has mapped the origins of most modern day languages.

the origins of language

At first glance you can see how important the Iranian-Persian language has been to the world, along with Germanic. It is also very interesting to note how Hungarian and Finnish stem from completely different routes than thier European counterparts. What else did you notice from the tree?

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