Scientists Claim That All Languages Came Out Of Africa

Research of languages carried out by scientists at the University of Auckland and Oxford University, claims that all languages stem from sub-Saharan Africa around 150,000 years ago.

Around 504 languages were analysed in the study specifically for the number of phonemes or particular sounds they have. The English language, for example, has about 45 phonemes, whilst many African languages have more than 100 phonemes. One of the scientists involved in the study, Dr Atkinson, found that there was a direct link between the age of the civilisation and the number of phonemes a language contains. All of this appears to trace back the origins of language to a single point in Africa.

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