Top 5 Oldest Languages in the World

These five languages hold the distinction of being some of the oldest spoken or written languages in the world, each with a rich and remarkable history: 

Age: Over 5,000 year Region:  India and Sri Lanka Fun Fact: Considered the oldest living language in the world, 

1. Tamil:

Age: Over 4,000 years  Region:  Originated in India  Fun Fact: Sacred language in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, and has influenced many modern languages like Hindi and Bengali. 

2. Sanskrit

Age: Over 6,000 years  Region:  Primarily spoken in China   Fun Fact: Mandarin Chinese is the most spoken language in the world, with over 1 billion speakers.  

3. Chinese

Age: Over 3,000 years  Region:  Ancient Egypt    Fun Fact: Most famous for its hieroglyphic writing system, Egyptian evolved through several stages 

4. Egyptian

Age: Over 3,000 years  Region:  Primarily spoken in Israel    Fun Fact: Modern Hebrew is a revival of the ancient language and has a unique alphabet written from right to left. 

5. Hebrew 

These languages offer a glimpse into the vast tapestry of human communication and cultural heritage. While some have evolved significantly over time, others have served as the foundation for entire language families.