Where Did All The World’s Languages Come From?

While all languages have various phonetic differences and cultural peculiarities, all languages in the world have a few related origins. For this reason, etymologists and language researchers group languages into families.

One family is the Germanic family, of which English is a member, even though English borrows heavily from Romance languages like Spanish and French.

Minna Sundberg, an artist, created an excellent tree to visualize where many Indo-European languages came from. Enjoy!

Language Tree by Minna Sundberg, via MentalFloss

Source: Feast Your Eyes on This Beautiful Linguistic Family Tree | Mental Floss.

Image: Minna Sundberg