Language can be regarded as one of the first human technologies.
List of language families and languages:
A useful listing of 4000 languages and dialects (grouped by their relationships), with the numbers one through ten in each language can be found at [Mark Rosenfelder's Metaverse].
A fairly complete list of all languages, locations, population, and genetic affiliation can be found at http://www.ethnologue.com
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In Mathematics and the theory of computation, a formal language, or language, is a set of finite strings of symbols. Languages are defined on alphabets (sets of symbols); a language is a subset of the Kleene star of its alphabet. Languages differ in what types of machines can recognize them. Four common classes of languages form the Chomsky hierarchy. The mathematical study of languages has important applications in computer science and linguistics.