Ever wondered where and when language originated? When did humans learn to speak differently from their mammalian ancestors? Why and how did our communication systems become so sophisticated, in contrast to animal communication systems? Sit back and think, and you can only marvel at a human’s unparalleled capacity to use language to express thoughts, beliefs and emotions.
Here is a well-researched visual guide to start you on your journey of discovery – a timeline of the birth of 185 languages (of a total of 6900 known languages!) over six millennia: third millennium BC to third millennium AD.
Infographic by – Ampersand Travel