The oldest language

@Capndon (337)
India
June 28, 2008 3:32am CST
Which is the oldest language in the entire world?
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5 responses
• United States
30 Jun 08
the oldest still in use? i'd have to vote sanskrit,or variants of mandarin. but i'm pretty sure sanskrit's the oldest.
@Capndon (337)
• India
3 Jul 08
thank you very much i too thought the same. but the other responses also seem to be good info i think. thanks for the response :)
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@Modelcoy (184)
• Philippines
28 Jun 08
Perhaps for me, Aramaic is considered to be the oldest language in the world simply because its never been used and heard often especially in Ethyiopia. They say they still use this old language... but not that popular
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@Capndon (337)
• India
28 Jun 08
Thank you very much :)
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@arddi2007 (202)
• Albania
28 Jun 08
i did some quick research and it turns up that the oldest languageS of mankind are Egyptian and Sumerian, which were spoken since 3000 BC till now! that's old, huh? but some people say that the icelandic is the oldest language, but this fact was objected even though there are no proofs! So, what language do you speak as native? I speak Albanian, and it's not that old as Egyptian or Sumerian!
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@Capndon (337)
• India
28 Jun 08
Thank you very much. That IS real old :) Im from India & Tamil is my mothertongue. I speak Kannada & English outside my house. There is also word that Sanskrit is the mother of all languages & that makes it the oldesty is it not?
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• United States
6 Jul 08
Well, the oldest written one is Cuneiform from Sumeria, I believe? I do not know..nor does any scholar know the first spoken one, as it was not recorded. Probably it was in East Africa somewhere, because from what I believe the oldest know fossils of humans have been found there. -Whether a grunt that everyone understood or..whatever..seems like the location is a good bet. But no one currently living has ever heard it.
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• Canada
7 Jul 08
I am not sure of THE oldest language in the whole world but I know that Latin, Greek and Aramaic are pretty old languages.
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