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[[File:Sumerian.jpg|thumb|right|300px|Sumerian inscription, c. 26th century BC.]]
 
[[File:Sumerian.jpg|thumb|right|300px|Sumerian inscription, c. 26th century BC.]]
 
'''Language''' may refer either to the specifically human capacity for acquiring and using complex systems of communication, or to a specific instance of such a system of complex communication. The scientific study of language in any of its senses is called linguistics.
 
'''Language''' may refer either to the specifically human capacity for acquiring and using complex systems of communication, or to a specific instance of such a system of complex communication. The scientific study of language in any of its senses is called linguistics.
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As of 2020, ''Ethnologue'' contains web-based information on 7,117 languages in its 23rd edition.
  
 
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Sumerian inscription, c. 26th century BC.

Language may refer either to the specifically human capacity for acquiring and using complex systems of communication, or to a specific instance of such a system of complex communication. The scientific study of language in any of its senses is called linguistics.

As of 2020, Ethnologue contains web-based information on 7,117 languages in its 23rd edition.

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