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Curious Kids: why do people in different countries speak different languages?


Last Updated: 13 Feb 2020

Source: The Conversation, 6 February 2020

Humans have long been puzzled by the existence of different languages. A long time ago, people took guesses or made up stories to explain this.

You might know the tale of the Tower of Babel (have a look at a famous painting of it, below). In this story from the Bible, humans originally spoke a single language. But God got angry when these humans tried to build a tower to heaven. This wasn’t in God’s plan. So he made humans speak different languages and scattered them across the Earth. Read more... >>>>>