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Languages spoken in Gentu

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Languages spoken in Gentu are structured systems of communication. The structure of a language is its grammar and the free components are its vocabulary. Languages are the primary means of communication of humans, and can be conveyed through speech (spoken language), sign, or writing. Many languages, including the most widely-spoken ones, have writing systems that enable sounds or signs to be recorded for later reactivation. Human language is unique among the known systems of animal communication in that it is not dependent on a single mode of transmission (sight, sound, etc.), is highly variable between cultures and across time, and affords a much wider range of expression than other systems.

Estimates of the number of human languages in the world vary between X and X. Precise estimates depend on an arbitrary distinction (dichotomy) being established between languages and dialects. Natural languages are spoken, signed, or both; however, any language can be encoded into secondary media using auditory, visual, or tactile stimuli – for example, writing, whistling, signing, or braille. In other words, human language is modality-independent, but written or signed language is the way to inscribe or encode the natural human speech or gestures.

Currently, there are X major language families still in use. They include: Oranish, Orano-Hangic, Juksan, Plevo-Exoran, Meglimos, Harano-Rokan, Trimeshian, Horaponic, and many others.

Languages and dialects

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Language families

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Language endangerment

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List of languages

Languages spoken in Gentu by native speakers
Language Native Name Official language National language Regional language Language family
Neragese Neragese - - - Oranish
Cavalan Cavais  Cavala (and National language) - - Oranish
Hestandan Hestãndo  Paqueonia -  Paloa Oranish
Palon Pâlo  Paloa  Hoy Kok - Oranish
Auralian Áuralliàn  Auralia - - Oranish
Qiuese 秋文  Hoy Kok - - Orano-Hangic

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Extinct languages

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