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sonz
08-04-2005, 08:20 PM
salam

how many languages do u speak and can u list them pls

salam
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BlissfullyJaded
08-04-2005, 08:36 PM
:sl:

Only fluent in English.

Sorta understand Gujirati.. But don't speak or write or read it. ;D Well..I could attempt speaking it, but I have some self-respect and don't get a thrill out of making a fool out of myself. ;)
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Mr. Baldy
08-04-2005, 08:42 PM
aslaam alkyum,

i can speak four, english, urdu, punjabi and french, is that four, do urdu and punjabi count as different languages?

wa alkyum aslaam
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Mainul_Islam
08-04-2005, 08:50 PM
assalaamu alaikum,

3. english, bengali, and spanish. ...and chinese. lol jk.. the chinese was a joke. chinese is hard :eek:
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- Qatada -
08-04-2005, 08:50 PM
Originally Posted by Mr. Baldy
aslaam alkyum,

i can speak four, english, urdu, punjabi and french, is that four, do urdu and punjabi count as different languages?

wa alkyum aslaam
:sl:

yeh :p think it does cz i knw punjabi but i dno urdu :zip: i know english and punjabi but i reallyyy wna learn arabic. :thumbs_up
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nafy
08-04-2005, 08:51 PM
salaam...
i spk...
english,urdu.bhatwari n abit of french
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Safa
08-04-2005, 09:21 PM
:sl:

i speak fluent english and bengali...and a little bit of hindi.

:w:
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S_87
08-04-2005, 11:00 PM
:sl:

english is my only umm stable language.
i studied french in school but forgotton
i learnt guji but would never speak to people i dont know well (i mainly use that language as a laugh language)
in madrassa they taught urdu but lack of practice means i dont know :D
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nazapat
08-04-2005, 11:17 PM
Assalamu alaykum !
uyghur ,chinese ,english.....
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mujahedeen2087
08-05-2005, 01:51 AM
English German and very little arabic
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Ummu Amatullah
08-05-2005, 02:16 AM
Originally Posted by sonz
salam

how many languages do u speak and can u list them pls
:
salam
:sl:
fluent in English and my first language Somali.Know some Arabic,Italian,and spanish.Urdu inshallah trying to learn.You guys ever heard of piglatin?Trying to learn that one too.Very weird language.Just gets my tongue all twisted.Most of you guys are talking about punjabi and bengali and guji never heard of em'.
:w:
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Umm_Qaylah
08-05-2005, 06:31 AM
As-Salaamu 'Alaykum Wa Rahmatullaahi Wa Barakaatuh,

I'm fluent in english and pashtu. I know and understand urdu and farsi very well. Currently, I am trying to learn arabic, Insha-Allaah.

Wa'Alaykum As-Salaam Wa Rahmatullaahi Wa Barakaatuh.
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BlissfullyJaded
08-05-2005, 06:59 AM
:sl:

Originally Posted by amani
i learnt guji but would never speak to people i dont know well (i mainly use that language as a laugh language)
;D

Haha, same as me and my siblings. :shade:
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Abubakar
08-05-2005, 09:26 AM
:sl:

Three fluently (English, French and Krio) four pretty badly (Arabic, Fulah, German and Greek), I have a few words of Udru, Serbo-croat, Welsh, Irish, Mandingo, Wolof which certainly doesn't count!

Really my English could do with a little inprovement.

:w:
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madeenahsh
08-05-2005, 09:43 AM
Asalaam alykum warahmatullahi wabarakahtuh
Ha this is tricky is it which languages ur fluent in or ..its like which onescu can figure out due to some words u understand or know ..speak can be anything dear I can say Toyota and vouelaa I spoke japanis... haa...

Ill do my very best to not sound stereo typ ha
I speak fleuntly.
Urdu ,english, swahili , kivumbah ,digo ,hindi ,punjabi ,dutch ,
am also not so good in french though I understand some and some italiano.. and german
well and I know "SOME" japanis and actually the list is endless Allahamdulilah
But Above all i am learning Arabic Do understand it alot Allahamdulilah...
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Hajar
08-05-2005, 10:51 AM
:sl:

I can speak:

Dutch
German
french
English

and just a little arabic :)


:w:
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sonz
08-05-2005, 11:51 AM
salam

masallah

almost everyone of u can speak more than 2 or 3 languages

i can only speak english and italian

salam
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sena
08-05-2005, 01:39 PM
my first language is turkish, other english, german and a little of french...
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sal_x_sal
08-05-2005, 01:51 PM
assalam alaikum :)
i can speak 3 languages Alhamdulillah
Swahili
Arabic
Enlish
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Homayra90
08-05-2005, 02:57 PM
Urmm...Englishhh..Guji-Ma Mother Tounge....Am Quite Fluent In That....French..Spanish...Little Bit Of Afrikaans...Lil Bit Urdu..An Lil Bit Of Arabic
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Khojestah
08-05-2005, 03:13 PM
Originally Posted by Umm_Qaylah
As-Salaamu 'Alaykum Wa Rahmatullaahi Wa Barakaatuh,

I'm fluent in english and pashtu. I know and understand urdu and farsi very well. Currently, I am trying to learn arabic, Insha-Allaah.

Wa'Alaykum As-Salaam Wa Rahmatullaahi Wa Barakaatuh.


Are u afghani, and where are u learning arabic, because i really want to learn arabic but there aren't any arabic schools around here
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Sakinah
08-05-2005, 03:49 PM
3 or 4
I can speak fluently Swedish, English, Urdu, I know Punjabi a bit German, I've studied Spanish for one year, but now I am starting to learn Arabic...:)
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A7med
08-05-2005, 05:20 PM
:sl:

i can speak Urdu, Punjabi, English & a VERY VERY little bit of Arabic
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soulja-ess
08-05-2005, 10:03 PM
:sl:

i speak arabic, english and amazigh fluently alhamdulilah n i know a lil german and french from skul but i voted 3 coz i plan on forgetin them as soon as i finish year 11 :D

:wa:
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Far7an
08-06-2005, 07:43 PM
Assalamu alaikum

I speak 2 languages; English and Pushto.

I understand urdu, but dont speak it well.

since the poll asked us how many languages we speak and not how many we understand, I voted 2.
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princezz
08-06-2005, 10:11 PM
Salaamz
urdu n punjabi mixed--plz nte nt da wy da sikhs speak
mn da wy ey do lolz its jkz--its lyk dere singin a sng :)
Wasalaamz
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mary
08-06-2005, 10:15 PM
:sl:
i spk a lot of english......... jkes ermm a tiny bit of urdu and punjabi nothin that gud to hold a convo though, a little spanish as well... anyway inshllah i will learn arabic in the future i think its the most beautiful language ever spoken and obvs read.. :)
:w:
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Uma Rayanah
08-07-2005, 02:34 PM
:sl:

About my slef....

Somali..

Arabic..

And English...


:w:
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Muezzin
08-07-2005, 03:06 PM
:sl:

I speak English, I can mostly understand Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi even though I can't really speak them very well. I also know a bit of German and a bit of French.

And a few words of Japanese and Spanish.

Sayonara, amigos.

:w:
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Muezzin
08-07-2005, 03:36 PM
Originally Posted by zAk
shud i say : " WELCOME BAK " !
No, you should say 'welcome back'.
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Uma Rayanah
08-07-2005, 04:13 PM
Originally Posted by zAk
aah nice to see a post from u SIS IN ISLAM ! :D

a post after more than 3 months ! :omg:

shud i say : " WELCOME BAK " !
I guess u should.....

:thumbs_up :thumbs_up
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Uma Rayanah
08-07-2005, 04:14 PM
Originally Posted by Muezzin
No, you should say 'welcome back'.

and wha is da different about it??? :zip:
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Muezzin
08-07-2005, 04:15 PM
Originally Posted by Sister In Islam
and wha is da different about it??? :zip:
Was that a joke?
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Henry
08-07-2005, 04:16 PM
I speak English fluently, and mabye a second or third grade level of Spanish :)
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Far7an
08-07-2005, 04:17 PM
assalamu alaikum

Welcome back to the forum sister, can we avoid going off topic now :)

barakallah feek
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crazy
08-07-2005, 04:42 PM
i only spk 3

bangali - mother tongue

english - well i do liv in england

and urdu ;)
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basitisnumberone
08-07-2005, 11:33 PM
:sl:
i can speak pashto, farsi and english
i used to be able to speak some french but i;ve forgotten it
:w:
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Danish
08-08-2005, 03:18 PM
:sl:
2, urdu and english and bit of french and tiny bit of arabic
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Palestinian_Lib
08-08-2005, 06:16 PM
.: Free Palestine:.


I speak 3 lang. English Arabic (both fluent) Spanish I'm currently learning


.: Al Hoorya LiFilisten:.
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Zuko
08-08-2005, 09:33 PM
Salaam,

Well, I'm supposed to know about 3... But I'm fluent in only one... I speak English perfectly, but I only understand urdu, and arabic (well a little bit), so I voted 'one'... I don't have plans on learning urdu completely, just arabic, and then I want to learn french and icelandic (only because its the hardest language in the world, I think...). Honestly, you gotta hear how I talk to my mom, 1/3 urdu and the rest english...

Salaam
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Mainul_Islam
08-08-2005, 09:53 PM
Originally Posted by sweet_sorrow
Salaam,
I want to learn french and icelandic (only because its the hardest language in the world, I think...).
what about Chinese?? :confused:
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Zuko
08-08-2005, 10:00 PM
Salaam

I think its kind of obvious its among the hardest but recenty I heard icelandic was pretty difficult too...

Salaam
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Maysara
08-08-2005, 10:51 PM
salam,
I speak english, somali, arabic, danish(because I live in Denamrk for 10 years), I understand a little Swedish!!! I guess that make it 4 ! :thumbs_up
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Angel24
08-08-2005, 10:58 PM
:w:

I can speak and understand English, Farsi, Urdu & hindi which is almost the same...
and it is cool that there are some afghans here...am surprised and glad...

:w:
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ummnoura
08-09-2005, 01:04 AM
I speak English only but i'm learning Arabic and i know a little spanish. I can count to ten in 4 languages.
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Abdalla
08-09-2005, 05:04 PM
somali, norwegian, swedish, danish, bit of arabic, french -only thru school!, english whats thats 7 isnt it?
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*!~Faith~!*
08-09-2005, 05:06 PM
:sl:
English
Swahili
Arabic-->enough to survive hehe
French--> enough for a simple conversation
Spanish-> soon inshallah; once school starts.
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Takumi
08-10-2005, 01:03 PM
:sl: :)

English: read, write, conversational
malay: read, write, conversational
arabic: read, write and some conversational (fusha only, please :p )
french:read, write, conversational
urdu: conversational (enough for me not to get lost in Pakistan..)
spanish: read and conversational (still working on it)

no wonder I'm all stressed out... ;)
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sadia
08-10-2005, 02:40 PM
lol.
i speak, read and write English
i speak Urdu and Punjabi. (mother tongues)
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fareeha
08-10-2005, 11:14 PM
:sl:

I know English, Punjabi and Urdu alhamudlillah
Alhamdulillah I am 50% of the way there in learning Arabic
I know a little French, and can count to ten in French and German
I can understand Hindi (is that a seperate language or a dialect??)

Alhamdulillah, isnt it great to be multi-lingual? SubhanAllah me and my cousins speak to each other in mixed up English and Urdu/Punjabi and still understand each other!!
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Danish
08-11-2005, 11:51 AM
:sl:
^ yeh, except some words
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SalafiFemaleJih
08-12-2005, 05:17 PM
I can speak urdu fluently, I can write hindi, I can read, write, and speak English. I know lil bit of Arabic....I'm taking arabic classes allahmdulillah.

wasalamualaikum wr wb : )
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Ameeratul Layl
11-15-2005, 03:20 PM
:sl: I know
English, Arabic, abit of German, Urdu and its various dilects and finally.....Im learning cantonese...


Hope to learn Hebrew in the future...:playing:

Allah ma3akum
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Duhaa
11-15-2005, 03:47 PM
English (where would we be without it?!:sunny: )
Urdu (learnt at mosque)
Gujrati (mother tongue)
French (learnt up to A-level)
Arabic (learnt at mosque)
My fluentness(if that's a word:confused: ) is in that order which makes it 5.
I guess i know abit of German:eek: *Trying to think of a word she learnt ages ago*
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Rabi'ya
11-15-2005, 03:52 PM
English - 1st language
Welsh - was fluent - went to a welsh school but dont remember all that much now
French - A level
German - A level
Urdu - few sentences/conversational bits lol
Arabic - inshAllah gonna start classes in January

:w:

Rabi'ya:rose:
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safwana
11-15-2005, 05:19 PM
:sl::
i speak 5! english urdu arabic gujrati nd french.
:w:
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Protected_Diamond
11-15-2005, 05:39 PM
:sl: warhmatulkahi wabarakthu

I can speak 3 languages i guess, pushto :loving: , english and a little bit of german Alhamdulilah!

I can understand urdu and can speak a little bit :peace:

:w: warhmatulkahi wabarakthu
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akulion
11-15-2005, 05:42 PM
english and urdu with some finnish swedish norwegian german arabic maltese italian spanish and a song in japanese (whic goes:)

Ayo koko koshun koyo koooo
(translation: look at the sun over the eastern sea)
Song is old japanese empire theme - denoting the greatness of the japanese empire lol
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Muhammad
11-15-2005, 05:56 PM
:sl:

Masha'Allaah its nice to see so many languages spoken!

Originally Posted by Ameeratul Layl
Im learning cantonese...
Ive never heard of someone learning that before, how are you learning Cantonese?

:w:
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Simpletraveller
11-15-2005, 06:04 PM
english, burmese , gujrati , urdu, turksih, persian , arabic, abit a german, french ,japanese
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Halima
11-15-2005, 06:47 PM
:sl:

1) arabic
2) english
3) spanish
4) Hausa
5) shuwa arab
6) a bit of Kanuri

:w:
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- Qatada -
11-15-2005, 06:52 PM
konichi wa? (lol thats japaneze) :p

i know english, punjabi, i can read and understand urdu abit.. learnin phrases of arabic. gna learn spanish soon insha Allaah..


wasalam o 'alykum warahmatulahi wabarakatuh.
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S_87
11-15-2005, 08:28 PM
Originally Posted by Z
Peace.

Kem cho? Saru chay?
:sl:

saru or haru? :p

Originally Posted by Simpletraveller
no i said im good....:-\ chae is that better

che is even better :p

wAk that would be a disaster ;D what guji dialect would be taught?
the city one the town one the sutri one the buruchi one and theres many more ;D
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Sanobar
11-16-2005, 09:37 AM
well i speak just 2 langs.....urdu and english and iam trying to leanr french inshaAllah will do that soon..and yeah i can read arabic..:)
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MetSudaisTwice
11-16-2005, 11:16 AM
salam
i speak english and bengali and i know french too but haven't spoke french for a long time
hope to learn arabic language too inshallah
wasalam
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S_87
11-16-2005, 11:45 AM
Originally Posted by zAk
wow ! so there's diff dialects here too ? :eek:
everything looks same to me though....:zip:

btw its SURTI n BHARUCHI ;)
:sl:

yup yup the chus ches sarus harus :-\ lol all confusing!

and ill spell it right bharuchi! (buruchi spells better :mad: )
and the surti was a typo:-[
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waji
11-16-2005, 12:18 PM
:sl:
i can speak
Urdu (Perfectly:coolious: )
English (Good:sunny: )
Punjabi (Mother tounge :) )
but i would say i speak two lang
:w:
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Rabi'ya
11-16-2005, 03:57 PM
Originally Posted by wkas
:sl:
i can speak
Urdu (Perfectly:coolious: )
English (Good:sunny: )
Punjabi (Mother tounge :) )
but i would say i speak two lang
:w:
sorry to be stupid brother but havent you listed 3 languages yet your saying you only speak two :eek: im confused

:w:

Rabi'ya:rose:
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nafy
11-16-2005, 07:38 PM
sis i fink da bro means he CAN speak 3 languages.....
but only actually speaks 2 thru out his day ;)
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sapphire
11-16-2005, 11:27 PM
well i speak guji(three of the types..maybe even more) arabic, urdu, oh yeah nearly forgot english.....and i speak backslang...but thats not a language....and i wud luv to learn burmese but every1 in my family dont speak it...they've all moved onto urdu...
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*charisma*
11-17-2005, 01:48 AM
Assalamu Alaikum

-english-fluent
-arabic (speak just one dialect, can understand most)
-spanish-understand and speak most of it

i wanna learn
-latin
-french
-urdu
-and hebrew inshallah

then id be polylingual........

fi aman Allah
w'salaam
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baby_muslimah15
11-17-2005, 02:00 AM
I only speak 1...English.....I wanna learn, Arabic..French...Chinese...Latin..Etc......Hollaz
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Lonely_Boy
11-17-2005, 02:17 AM
:sl:

Only Urdu Fluently
would like to learn Arabic
Hope soon INSHALLAH

:w:
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Z
11-17-2005, 10:31 AM
Peace.

I'd prefer if people could refer to my language as Gujarati, and not 'guji' or 'gujju' or whatever else you want to call it. We don't refer to the foul tongue of Punjabi as punji or punj or some weird name like that.

Have some repsect for it please.
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waji
11-17-2005, 11:15 AM
:sl:
Originally Posted by Rabi'ya
sorry to be stupid brother but havent you listed 3 languages yet your saying you only speak two :eek: im confused

:w:

Rabi'ya:rose:
well sis i said two because i speak Urdu Perfectly and im good in English and about punjabi i speak but only when the other person doesn't know any other lang and it doesn't happen too much, my elders imean my father,mother,grand mother and other family elders speak with each other in punjabi and when they speak to us they say every thing in urdu and we speak to them in urdu
what i said in post that i can it mean i know punjabi very well.
i know a bit Arabic,sindhi and a little bit of pushto but i don't speak these languages so what made u confused
i hope ur confusion mustbe cleared now:sunny:
:w:
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sherbie cola
11-17-2005, 01:30 PM
I can speak English, Urdu, Punjabi, a bit of mirpur and a bit of arbee and bit of gujarati and a bit of Swaheeli
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Umm Safiya
11-17-2005, 08:04 PM
:sl:

I speak danish and english fluently.. Maybe there's some words in english I don't understand, but I understand the most..
I can say a few things on arabic and somali..

Inshâ'Allâh I'll be able to speak these fluently someday:
Arabic
Somali
Spanish
& Urdu

:w:
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Salema
11-17-2005, 08:07 PM
:sl:

4..

1. My Language..Spanish

2. English

3. Gujrati

4. Urdu

n inshaallah i will learn some of arabic..:loving:

:w:
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Salema
11-17-2005, 08:13 PM
Originally Posted by zAk
^aah i find too many gujarati speaking members here :smile:

if active v can even make up a GUJARATI section ;)

YUP..WE CAN..THAT WILL BE PRETTY COOL..:loving:
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Muezzin
11-17-2005, 09:04 PM
Originally Posted by Z
Peace.

I'd prefer if people could refer to my language as Gujarati, and not 'guji' or 'gujju' or whatever else you want to call it.
'Kay.

We don't refer to the foul tongue of Punjabi as punji or punj or some weird name like that.

Have some repsect for it please.
Hey, Punjabi's not a foul tongue! It's one of the funniest languages I've ever heard!

Kidaaaa

Chuk-edeeeeh fadeeeeeh

Twadi Chammuch!

Ahhh.

And for the record, I speak English and Urdu. The latter badly. And I understand a bit of Punjabi, but can't really speak it. Think Han Solo and Chewbacca. Han couldn't speak his Wookiee mate's language, but he was certainly one of the only ones who knew just what the heck the lovable walking carpet was saying.
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muha0154
11-17-2005, 09:05 PM
Assalaamu Alaykum

I speak/write English fluently. I speak Oromo fairly well, but can neither read nor write. I used to be fluent in Swahili, but after about 9.5 years in the US I've mostly forgotten how to speak, and I sound funny as hell when I do. I do understand it, though. I would love to learn Arabic. Salaam.

Muhammad
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Zuko
11-17-2005, 09:18 PM
Originally Posted by sapphire
and i speak backslang...
What's 'backslang', if you don't mind me asking?
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sapphire
11-17-2005, 09:21 PM
Riel explain wots backslang....dont ask me..its not a language...just summit that i learnt....like mavaguy navagame avagis(english) mavageeravaga navagaam havagey(urdu) mavagaravagoo navagaam chavageh means my name is....my sis will explian when she sees this thread...ill shout to her to explain....
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pious_hijabi
11-17-2005, 09:43 PM
french, english and somalie
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Makky
11-17-2005, 09:46 PM
I'm a poor brother just Arabic & english some french
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Zuko
11-21-2005, 12:32 AM
Originally Posted by Muezzin


Hey, Punjabi's not a foul tongue! It's one of the funniest languages I've ever heard!

Kidaaaa

Chuk-edeeeeh fadeeeeeh

Twadi Chammuch!

Ahhh.
;D ;D ;D I'd do anything to learn punjabi... :peace:
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Bittersteel
11-21-2005, 01:01 AM
I can speak Bangla and English fluently.I can read Arabic with diatrical marks but don't understand.

:sl:
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zaheer
11-21-2005, 01:12 AM
fluent english, dodgy gujarati
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modez
11-21-2005, 01:21 AM
Salaamz
only relaxed in english...but speak gujarati only to try and impress somone coming from india, and trust me they take the mick out of my gujarati.

Cannot understand a word written in gujarati though(double dutch).

Brother zaheer a guji... wicked.....o.k let me try.. kewoo che zaheer bro tu haro che. (a surti verion).

mayla du'a ma yaad.
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~Raindrop~
11-21-2005, 12:33 PM
salaams. i know english, hindko, quite a bit of Arabic, and urdu. would love to learn more. wassalam.
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~Raindrop~
11-21-2005, 12:36 PM
ps i learnt a bit of gujarati a couple of years ago when i was in boarding school(hard not to really, my room mates were all guji.) thinking of taking it up again, though. wassalam.
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Umm Safiya
11-21-2005, 12:38 PM
:sl:

I was wondering.. You guys know any place on the internet where you can learn somali?

:w:
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Bint-Al-Islam
11-21-2005, 02:20 PM
As-salam alekum wr wb..
I speak 6 languages..
Swahili
Baravanese
bit of Arabic
English
Somali
and bit of Spanish


Walekum-salam wr wb
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habib
11-21-2005, 02:29 PM
Assalamualaikum

English
Urdu
Burmese
Bangali (alittle)
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MetSudaisTwice
11-21-2005, 02:32 PM
salam
English(Full)
Bengali(Full)
French(Half)
Arabic(a little bit)
wasalam
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S_87
11-22-2005, 12:30 PM
Originally Posted by Ms. Amira
:sl:

I was wondering.. You guys know any place on the internet where you can learn somali?

:w:
:sl:

we have a few bro/sisters here who are somali

maybe someone can start a somali thread?
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UmmKhadi
11-22-2005, 12:49 PM
I speak Norwegian and Swedish (very similar, both my parents languages), English, so and so German, Darjja (North African Arabic) and I am not so bad in French either.
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NativeDeen3
11-22-2005, 03:53 PM
my mother is an american, and my father is iranian, so i know farsi and english. english is my mother tongue though. my mother converted to islam after marrying my father, so all of us kids were born muslim. my relatives on my mothers side are christian, and my relatives on my fathers side are shi'ite, though we are sunni.
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ola
11-22-2005, 08:44 PM
slmz ppl
i no english fluently and arabic fluently and german quit fluent and im learning urdu ive got at da stage that ive started learning bengali and i am gonna start french next week at skool
buh bye
xx
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ola
11-22-2005, 08:45 PM
im interested in learning guji and pushtoo or wateva its called LOL

buh bye
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mahdisoldier19
11-22-2005, 08:56 PM
Currently Engish,Poshtu both dialects, farsi, learning albanian, greek, arabic, urdu and russian. And yes im from the Khost region of afghanistan where the most fighting in afghanistna is going hmmm figures? lol
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modez
11-24-2005, 04:34 AM
Originally Posted by ola
im interested in learning guji and pushtoo or wateva its called LOL

buh bye
why would u want to learn guji????? lol
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mehnaz
11-24-2005, 05:20 AM
salaam,

i can read write and speak urdu hindi and english...and i know a lil bit of french...but cant speak too fluently....:coolious: i tried watching a french movie once and i was like :confused: :confused: :? :rollseyes heheheh

FiAmanillah
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Hinna
11-24-2005, 05:38 AM
Salaam
I voted four because I included everyone languge I was fluent in at one time in my live. For now I am fluent in Somali, Englis and Urdu.
My kisawahil is a little alright. I Spoke Arabic very well ages ago working on it now again butI understand though. I guess since I speak Urdu then I speak hindi too cuz I don't think there is a big difference between them two.


Sister Amira I didn't came across any online sites that you can learn Somali from but I will post it if I see. There are some dictionary type sites though.
The thread idea is great and Somali is not that hard at all. So you could learn it over here too.
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ola
11-27-2005, 06:49 PM
Originally Posted by modez
why would u want to learn guji????? lol
slmz bro

lol man ur funny
im jst interested in all languages:playing:

lol
so buh bye
xx
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Hisbul_Aziz
11-27-2005, 07:14 PM
somali,some sawahil,english,arabic
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Ladwho???
11-28-2005, 02:15 AM
Myself, I am French and can speak English and can get by in Spanish. So English, French, and Spanish.
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marias
11-28-2005, 08:35 AM
Originally Posted by sonz
salam

how many languages do u speak and can u list them pls

salam
i read and write Arabic and English very well thank God.and i am on my way to finish learning the italian languagegod willing.:)
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Genius
11-29-2005, 02:35 PM
English, Urdu, Memoni (like sindhi/kutchi/gujarati) and learning Japanese as part of my degree.
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Haya emaan
11-29-2005, 02:57 PM
i do speak only three urdu english n gujrati n can understand little bit arabic
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Genius
11-29-2005, 03:16 PM
Originally Posted by zAk
ah r u a Kutchi Memon ? :smile:
How'd you know?

EDIT: maybe the memoni part gave it away, are you memon?
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nafy
11-29-2005, 04:43 PM
Any1 Speak Bhatwari?? Lol ;)
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Genius
11-29-2005, 04:45 PM
Originally Posted by zAk
me ? nope :)

so u r one ?
from Gujarat ? hmmmmmmmmm.

n is MEMONI a language in itself ? or is it one diff dialect of GUJARATI ?
It has simmilar vocabulary to Gujarati but is different enough to be classed as a different language, for example i can't talk in gujarati no matter how hard i try, I've been told it's very simmilar to sindhi and can be mutually understood. We also just call it kutchi which is like the same.
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ola
11-29-2005, 05:51 PM
teach me wateva language u speak bro genius
plzzzzzzzzz
lol
buh bye
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-SaNah-
11-30-2005, 02:44 PM
I'm fluent in English,Urdu and Hinko (If you've ever heard of that) lol
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~Raindrop~
11-30-2005, 02:47 PM
Originally Posted by -SaNah-
I'm fluent in English,Urdu and Hinko (If you've ever heard of that) lol
hey sis i speak hinko too.
but we speak the old one not the modern one. which do you speak?
wassalaam.
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-SaNah-
11-30-2005, 02:50 PM
Ummm i thought there was only one type of Hinko lol..I guess i speak the old one..??
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~Raindrop~
11-30-2005, 02:52 PM
salaam
nah sis. the new 1 has got other words mixed in it...so its not really new, just changed a bit.
wassalaam
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-SaNah-
11-30-2005, 02:55 PM
Oh right,well no i'm sure i speak the old one then!
I really want to learn Arabic and Pushto,love them two languages!
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jawanazam
12-02-2005, 02:26 PM
Assalamu alaikum, English fluently, Maori understanding but speaking restricted to very light conversational, Hindi, understand the fijian slang and speak it ok, Arabic, took course in university for reading, writing and conversational but only up to the intermediate level.
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^..sTr!vEr..^
12-12-2005, 08:13 AM
:sl:

i can speak urdu n english n sindhi n punjabi...
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lyesh
12-12-2005, 11:07 AM
salaam
i speak english, dhivehi, and hindhi
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hissa
12-15-2005, 01:53 AM
Salam!!

I can only speak English and Arabic. I used to know French from school, but ever since grade 9... I don't think I ever entered a French class...or a science class on that note. :-\
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cihad
12-15-2005, 02:02 PM
english-fluent
turkish-very little
afrikaans-okay
Xhosa-barely
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cihad
12-15-2005, 02:05 PM
english
afrikaans
turkish
xhosa
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Sis_ReNa
12-15-2005, 07:09 PM
i speak english and american sign languge, and some spanish and some arbic
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brotherhood
12-15-2005, 09:42 PM
i can speak 2. although english is what i speak most
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samina1
12-15-2005, 10:29 PM
I Speak Only, 5 Languages.. N Iam Learning Da 6th One... So Yaa.. O Wait. Let Me Name All Of Thm
English,
Spanish
Somali
Arabic
Hindi.
Thats Abt It.. Dont Be Shocked, If So Ur Not Da Only One Who Has Been Shock.
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ishkabab
12-15-2005, 10:29 PM
ASSALAMU ALAIKUM!!!!!!!!!

English...Bangali....n URDU
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samina1
12-15-2005, 10:31 PM
Originally Posted by ishkabab
ASSALAMU ALAIKUM!!!!!!!!!

English...Bangali....n URDU
:coolsis: SALAAM SIS, TUMI KIMON ACHAN?
WEL; IAM FINE... MASHALAH, I LIKE UR POEM.:loving:
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jzcasejz
01-22-2006, 09:12 PM
:sl:
I am fluent in English, fluent in speaking Bengali (can only speak sylethi, dont understand dhaka-style bengali).:brother:

Inshallah I am gonna learn the basic of Arabic and Urdu:happy: :) :brother:
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~Mischa~
01-22-2006, 10:27 PM
erm i think this topic has already been done.. but anyways heh, i only spk english at the moment...

but inshallah gonna learn how to spk arabic, once ive got my mocks + c/w out of the way! :)
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Abu Omar
01-23-2006, 09:09 PM
:sl:

I speak Swedish and English fluently. I speak bad Spanish.

I can understand Norweigan and Danish, and if I try hard I can understand a little Icelandic too. Swedish, Norweigan, Danish and Icelandic was the same language 1000 years ago, so all four have the same origin (of which Icelandic is closest to that original language).

I'm learning Arabic, though not on a really professional level but from a brother. I can read (though bad) but not understand many words except Islamic phrases and some other words which I've learned mainly through the Quran.

If I make Hijra to some Islamic nation (if any such exist when the time comes) I of course want to learn the common language there.
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muslima7186
01-23-2006, 09:17 PM
I speak, Dutch fluent, Arabic (moroccan) fluent, English good enough to understand :p , Spanish a little, French i understand it but i don't answer good, Deutsch it's like my language Dutch but not everything so i understand it 80%, Vlaams from Belgium it is like Dutch too but with an other accent.. Sounds weard but oke.. andi n chae allah more, but first i have to learn more about those languages and then other in chae Allah..

That is then 7 languages.. first time that i counted, el hemdo li allah 3ala kolli 7al!

wa salaam alaikom!
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Genius
01-24-2006, 06:19 PM
I'm learning Arabic and Hebrew and degree level next year.

Inshallah.
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Nawal89
01-24-2006, 06:43 PM
Arabic, English and Malay.
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Bint Abdusattar
01-24-2006, 06:55 PM
:sl:

1. English
2. Urdu
3. Punjabi
4. Arabic (Only Quranic Arabic)
5. Conversational French - no fluent

:w:
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aljawaad
01-26-2006, 07:52 AM
:sl:

English
French
Can only read Arabic
Mauritian creole
Understand Hindi a bit
Understan Mauritian Bhijpuri

:w: :happy:
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zuharah
01-26-2006, 04:08 PM
salaams.
i can speak n understand urdu,english n gujrati.i can read arabic but id love 2 understand its meaning.......n learn how 2 speak it in a conversation.
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afriend2
01-26-2006, 04:09 PM
salaam,

i can speak bengali, french, german, few phrases of arabic and of course english.

wassalam.
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Tasneem
01-26-2006, 04:27 PM
I can speak English and spanish(learned spanish from my spanish cousins)

SaLaMz
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Sister_6038
04-18-2006, 09:34 AM
ok....erm i well i just about speak english.....
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north_malaysian
04-18-2006, 09:36 AM
I can speak in:

1) Malay (Standard Malay, Penangite Malay, Kedahan Malay, Kelantanese Malay, Perakian Malay, KL Malay)

2) English

3) Arabic (basic Standard Arabic, some knowledge in Lebanese Arabic, Egyptian Arabic and Khaliji Arabic)

4) Indonesian (Can understand it, but hard to do Indonesian intonation)

Plus limited verbal skill in:

Thai, Dutch, French, Chinese, Japanese, Tamil, Spanish.
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*noor
04-19-2006, 11:06 PM
wow.........you pple know a lot of languages MASHAALLAH.

i feel kinda dumb........i only know 3.....and im only highly fluent in 1......lol
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extinction
04-19-2006, 11:16 PM
i can speak,read and write...urdu english spanish arabic..can speak hindi and gujrati understand bengali and punjabi bits and bobs..
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extinction
04-19-2006, 11:17 PM
Originally Posted by nurofislam
wow.........you pple know a lot of languages MASHAALLAH.

i feel kinda dumb........i only know 3.....and im only highly fluent in 1......lol
which 3? assuming english is one and the most fluent?
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*noor
04-19-2006, 11:21 PM
Originally Posted by hafizmo
which 3? assuming english is one and the most fluent?
yes English is the most fluent

and Arabic is my native language, i can read it and write it, but not like my parents can and sometimes i dont understand it perfectly

and i learned Spanish in school..............im pretty good at that.

hey hafizmo, r u paki??
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extinction
04-19-2006, 11:23 PM
Originally Posted by nurofislam
yes English is the most fluent

and Arabic is my native language, i can read it and write it, but not like my parents can and sometimes i dont understand it perfectly

and i learned Spanish in school..............im pretty good at that.

hey hafizmo, r u paki??
me a paki..lol no way...no offence to pakis out there...im originally indian..although never been there Im a confused desi mistaken for an arab because of family ties with saudi....
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*noor
04-19-2006, 11:29 PM
Originally Posted by hafizmo
me a paki..lol no way...no offence to pakis out there...im originally indian..although never been there Im a confused desi mistaken for an arab because of family ties with saudi....
cool :)
my mom's dad is about an eigth saudi.
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Inshallah
04-20-2006, 08:00 AM
1) English

2) French

3) Hindi

4) Urdu
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Khadeejah
04-21-2006, 11:37 PM
1) English

2) Spanish

3) Sign Language < does that count as a language???? its recognized as one
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extinction
04-21-2006, 11:38 PM
Originally Posted by Khadeejah
1) English

2) Spanish

3) Sign Language < does that count as a language???? its recognized as one
I guess sign language would be counted...
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cleo
04-22-2006, 02:37 AM
I speak English, and Finnish, now trying to learn Aribic. This is slow. No one to talk to. I am Swedish, Finnish, Norweign, and I love Islam...
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afriend
04-22-2006, 11:53 AM
English, Bangla, Arabic(foundation), french(very bad :p)
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arehat
04-22-2006, 03:30 PM
Urdu,English,Gujrati and Arabic but forgotton most of it realy wish i pick it up again.
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Shukria
04-22-2006, 03:35 PM
:sl:

Fluent in- English, Somali, Swahili and also know some Arabic and Spanish... I also used to speak danish and swedish as lived dere for awhile when I was a kid...
I learn languages fast but also forget them too quick if i don't speak them for awhile...;D

:w:
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al-fateh
04-22-2006, 03:42 PM
Arabic, English, and Spanish
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Bin Qasim
05-01-2006, 03:26 PM
Urdu and English... I can read many other languages but I cant speak... :(
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Sunflower
05-01-2006, 03:29 PM
i can speak, read write fluently in English, Arabic and Somali and understand french...but that is noway near my dad who can speak read n write in 7 diff languages...
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Hijaabi22
05-01-2006, 09:08 PM
[S]english and punjabi dats 1 + 1 = 3 languages[/S]
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Nawal89
05-01-2006, 09:10 PM
Originally Posted by ------------
[S]english and punjabi dats 1 + 1 = 3 languages[/S]

isnt 1 + 1 =11? :X :X

as for me i speak english malay and arabic. i wannt to learn japanese tho
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Mawaddah
05-01-2006, 09:21 PM
I love Languages!!!!

Ok so I speak :

Only 1 word of Uzbek : Yakhshimisiz? ;D

Around 15 words of Japanese

Around 15 words also of Urdu ( I wish my grandad was alive so I could learn from him, My Dad speaks Urdu since he lived in Pakistan but he wont teach meeeee!!!!!!!! :'( )

I can say my phone number I had in Yemen in Somali language : 514 073 :p and a few other words hehehe

I Understand Malay perfectly and I also speak it but a bit slowly and I can read it

I speak English very well of course, it's my mother tongue

I speak Arabic but my tongue is a bit rusty now I think since I haven't been around Arab speaking people for almost 5 years :(


And so that is all of my language skills right there ;D
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*noor
05-01-2006, 09:23 PM
i think i already said but i speak English, Arabic and Spanish.
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extinction
05-01-2006, 09:26 PM
Originally Posted by ------------
[S]english and punjabi dats 1 + 1 = 3 languages[/S]
I see you can spell but cant add what a shame
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Hijaabi22
05-01-2006, 09:33 PM
Originally Posted by hafizmo
I see you can spell but cant add what a shame
Lol hu says i cant spell?!
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extinction
05-01-2006, 10:58 PM
Originally Posted by ------------
Lol hu says i cant spell?!
exactly my question who said you cant spell?
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Umm-Layth
05-01-2006, 11:08 PM
English & Spanish.

I can read `arabee and write in `arabee and can understand about 10% of things now alhamdulillaah. I also know a little farsi from when I was learning when I first accepted Islaam and a few things in japanese.
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Hijaabi22
05-02-2006, 04:18 PM
Originally Posted by hafizmo
exactly my question who said you cant spell?
[S]er you?:giggling: [/S]

oh lol i musta read it wrong

unless u did a quik edit ;p
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SirZubair
05-02-2006, 06:41 PM
English,Fijian-Indian,..Hindi.

THose i can speak very well.

Arabic,Gujrati - very poor.

So i dont know wether to vote for 3 or more than 4 :?
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Starseeker
05-02-2006, 06:44 PM
I only like speaking english, but if its a life or death situation then I'll speak arabic or Somali coz i don't like speaking in any other lanhuage other than english.
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MusLiM 4 LiFe
05-02-2006, 06:44 PM
umm.. well english, bengali, hindi, learnin german and spanish at da moment.. a little bit of urdu (i can understand it bt not very fluent at speakin)
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Najiullah
05-03-2006, 03:47 AM
Four
English, Urdu, Sindhi, Hindi,now trying to learn Arabic
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extinction
05-03-2006, 03:59 AM
Originally Posted by ------------
[S]er you?:giggling: [/S]

oh lol i musta read it wrong

unless u did a quik edit ;p
no you read wrong this is what i wrote
I see you can spell but cant add what a shame
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ukhti-faiiza
05-03-2006, 09:19 AM
salaam
speak dutch, english, somali,arabic
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IceQueen~
05-05-2006, 10:21 AM
how about-urdu, panjabi, english, arabic, bit of french and welsh(only few words of latter-LOL!);D
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city_dweller
05-11-2006, 07:31 PM
2. English & Somali :)
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Kittygyal
05-13-2006, 02:21 PM
salam.
i speak ONLY 1 thats english me mother lingo!!
would love to learn another one exspecially Somali :)
w.salam
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786rani
05-13-2006, 05:08 PM
english, pushto, urdu and a bit of french and a bit of hindi.
rani
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zircon
05-19-2006, 03:55 PM
have malay as my mother tongue.. english - very important medium to communicate via internet lol.. most emails i receive are in english. some basics of chinese and arabic. simply love to speak arabic with messed up vocabularies (learning.. learning.. endless lessons). inshaAllah.. eager for more.
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Abdullah4ever
05-19-2006, 04:01 PM
:sl:

Hmm... i can understand Egyptian Arabic and a bit Yemenie arabic and somali fleuntly and english and classical arabic (the one in the quran), and i no a bit lebenese arabic.
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Woodrow
05-19-2006, 05:48 PM
English

Arabic (sufficeint to read and write enough for ordinary conversation}

Spanish (reasonably fluent, I live in Texas, I think it is the official language here)

German (ich habe Deustch in der schooler gelelernt fur ein jahren)

Russian (can speak, but can not read or write very well)

Greek(can read fairly well, but not too good at speaking)
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Kittygyal
05-19-2006, 05:49 PM
salm...
well i ONLY know english me mother lingo
w.salam
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*noor
05-19-2006, 05:50 PM
Originally Posted by Abdullah4ever
:sl:

Hmm... i can understand Egyptian Arabic and a bit Yemenie arabic and somali fleuntly and english and classical arabic (the one in the quran), and i no a bit lebenese arabic.

MashaAllah.....you have to have some real skill to understand yemeni arabic. i never understood more than 2 words.
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Vaseline
05-28-2006, 12:44 PM
English and Urdu, both fluently.

But I can't speak (or understand) hard urdu, like hard hard urdu.
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muslim_friend
05-28-2006, 02:05 PM
I can speak English, Tamil and a li'l French. But.. I wish to learn Arabic. :brother:
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scarlet
05-28-2006, 02:08 PM
I speak English and Bangla fluently. I also speak a little bit of Spanish.
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MinAhlilHadeeth
06-19-2006, 02:25 PM
I speak 3.... well kinda. I speak english, somali.... and a lil bit of arabic.
W'salaam
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habiibti
06-19-2006, 02:49 PM
i speak4 langs i guess
1.english
2.swahili
3somali
4arabic

insha i wanna learn,french,urdu and mandarin.
and yeah,i understand hindi alittle.
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...
06-19-2006, 02:52 PM
i speak english, urdu and a little punjabi and arabic
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limitless
06-22-2006, 08:28 PM
:sl:

wow. Mashallah to see so many people with differ languages. I speak English Fluently (the most advanced english speaker in my family), French :) as well , Arab some what of it, and then finally urdu which i only know 2% of it, same with japanese. In short, I only know how to speak 3 languages, English, French, and Urdu literally.

:w:
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Pk_#2
06-22-2006, 08:36 PM
english n bengali....

sum spanish/italian........

ano da numbas in chinese upta ten? dos dah count?!
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IbnAbdulHakim
06-22-2006, 08:42 PM
Originally Posted by nafy_luvz_u
salaam...
i spk...
english,urdu.bhatwari n abit of french
:salamext:

i tried resist replyin but!!
bhatwari? neva heard o that?! Lol learn about a new language everyday :D

oh ye how rude o me :eek:

speak:

English
Bengali
bita french
bita garbage


Understand:
Urdu
Dakhai Bengali
Spanish
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Pk_#2
06-22-2006, 08:51 PM
dakhai...sounds like chinese to meh...dun get any of it ....very weird and a peculiar lang ...
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IbnAbdulHakim
06-22-2006, 09:13 PM
Originally Posted by tasmiyah_B
dakhai...sounds like chinese to meh...dun get any of it ....very weird and a peculiar lang ...
:salamext:

Do wat i do wen sum1 starts speakin dakhai wiv u inshaAllah, jus nod n smile,

jus nod n smile... :)

:wasalamex:
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Pk_#2
06-22-2006, 09:15 PM
I JUST SAY....'BLAH BLAH BLAHHH YEAH BLAHHH BLAH HAHAHAH BLAHHH' yeah nod and smiles cool...

i think i'll stick to english buh goin back home fo hols afta dubai...gna b stuk wiv lang problems...am dum at bengali... :(

lol
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Asyur an-Nagi
06-23-2006, 04:34 AM
:sl:
indonesia/malay, english, kromo inggil, ngoko, kromo alus
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learningislam
06-23-2006, 04:36 AM
Assalamualaikum......everyone

well i can read, write and speak....english, urdu, punjabi.
But arabic......i am not vey fluent......to put it precisely.......i know it very little.....and trying to learn.

BTW.....i really enjoy speaking punjabi.......(do you too?)

assalamualaikum
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Taqiyah
06-23-2006, 04:41 AM
well.......I speak 5 languages but I am fluent at only three of these...
I can read..write and speak English,,Spanish,Somali, but I can read and write Arabic and French but I am not really good at speaking. well........[S][BANANA][/BANANA][/S]
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north_malaysian
06-23-2006, 09:57 AM
Originally Posted by Asyur an-Nagi
:sl:
indonesia/malay, english, kromo inggil, ngoko, kromo alus
what are 'kromo inggil', 'ngoko', 'kromo alus'. Is Betawi a Malay language too?
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Sohrab
06-23-2006, 10:40 AM
I can speak english, urdu, pashto and a bit of arabic, punjabi and hindko.
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Asyur an-Nagi
06-23-2006, 12:09 PM
Originally Posted by north_malaysian
what are 'kromo inggil', 'ngoko', 'kromo alus'. Is Betawi a Malay language too?
:sl:
kromo inggil is how we should talk toward the sultans or higher caste person in central java
kromo alus is how we should talk toward the elder in central java
and ngoko is how we should talk toward our peer in java
betawi is also derived from Malay and China (mostly for Jakartan only)
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samiya_06
06-23-2006, 06:05 PM
alahamdulilaah i speak two languages, English and Somali and a little bit of swahili and now am tring to learn arabic insha allah
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MuslimahBlue
06-23-2006, 06:18 PM
I speak English,Somali and some French.
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north_malaysian
06-24-2006, 03:14 AM
Originally Posted by Asyur an-Nagi
:sl:
kromo inggil is how we should talk toward the sultans or higher caste person in central java
kromo alus is how we should talk toward the elder in central java
and ngoko is how we should talk toward our peer in java
betawi is also derived from Malay and China (mostly for Jakartan only)
My late grandmother, she's Orang Betawi. When she was a baby, her parents divorced and the father brought her to Penang. Then he married a Malay woman. My late grandmother was raised up as Penangite Malay. She doesn't speak Betawi at all. But she loves to cook dishes which have 'tempe'.
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Asyur an-Nagi
06-24-2006, 06:34 AM
Originally Posted by north_malaysian
My late grandmother, she's Orang Betawi. When she was a baby, her parents divorced and the father brought her to Penang. Then he married a Malay woman. My late grandmother was raised up as Penangite Malay. She doesn't speak Betawi at all. But she loves to cook dishes which have 'tempe'.
:sl:
Subhanallah. Nice to hear that:)
I am trying to give u a bit sense of Betawi language. The words below has the same meaning.

Malay: Takpe
Indonesia: Tidak apa-apa
kromo inggil: mboten menopo
kromo alus: mboten ngopo-ngopo
ngoko: ora opo-opo
Betawi: kagak ngape-ngape
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Abdul-Raouf
06-24-2006, 07:19 AM
I can speak English, Tamil and a li'l hindi and can read arabic....


Here is something about my contry too


Major Indian Languages

Sir George Grierson's twelve-volume Linguistic Survey of India , published between 1903

and 1923, identified 179 languages and 544 dialects. The 1921 census listed 188 languages

and forty-nine dialects. The 1961 census listed 184 "mother tongues," including those with

fewer than 10,000 speakers. This census also gave a list of all the names of mother tongues

provided by the respondents themselves; the list totals 1,652 names. The 1981 census--the

last census to tabulate languages--reported 112 mother tongues with more than 10,000

speakers and almost 1 million people speaking other languages. The encyclopedic People of

India series, published by the government's Anthropological Survey of India in the 1980s

and early 1990s, identified seventy-five "major languages" within a total of 325 languages

used in Indian households. In the early 1990s, there were thirty-two languages with 1 million

or more speakers

Determining what should be called a language or a dialect is more a political than a linguistic

question. Sometimes the word language is applied to a standardized and prestigious form,

recognized as such over a large geographic area, whereas the word dialect is used for the

various forms of speech that lack prestige or that are restricted to certain regions or castes

but are still regarded as forms of the same language. Its found that there are over 1600

dialects in India.

Here is a list of those Indian languages spoken by more than a million people. English is

spoken as a second language by more than ten million Indians. The highlighted links lead to

documents on this server. These documents list resources available on the net on the

language. Some of these resources are common to all Indian languages; they are also listed

seperately.

ASSAMESE
14,604,000 in India (1994 IMA); a few in Bangladesh (1991 D. Barrett SB). Assam,

Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh. Also in Bhutan. State language of Assam. Bengali script.
AWADHI
20,000,000 in India (1951 census); 540,000 in Nepal (1993 Johnstone); 20,316,950 in all

countries. Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Kanpur, Delhi. Awadhi is the standard

for literature. There is considerable epic literature. "Kosali" is a name used for the Eastern

Hindi group. Caribbean Hindi is related to Awadhi.
BAGRI
1,721,000 in India (1994 IMA); 200,000 in Pakistan (1993); 1,921,000 in all countries.

Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh. Nomadic between Pakistan and India.
BENGALI
67,200,000 in India (1994 IMA); 100,000,000 in Bangladesh (1994 UBS); 70,000 in

United Arab Emirates (1986); 600 in Singapore; 189,000,000 in all countries (1995 WA).

West Bengal and neighboring states. State language of West Bengal. Bengali script.
BHILI
1,600,000 (1986 MARC); 5,624,000 including languages in the Bhil group (1994 IMA).

Kotvali 12,688 (1994 IMA). Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Jammu,

Kashmir, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tripura; mountainous areas.

Connecting link between Gujarati and Rajasthani. 'Bhil' is an ethnic designation.
BHOJPURI
23,375,000 in India (1994 IMA); 1,370,000 in Nepal (1993); 25,000,000 in all countries.

Bihar Purnea area, Assam, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal. The

cover term "Bihari" is used for Bhojpuri, Maithili, and Magahi. Kaithi script.
CHHATTISGARHI
10,985,000 including 10,910,000 Chattisgarhi (1994 IMA), 75,156 Laria (1994 IMA).

Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Orissa, and possibly in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, and Tripura.

Devanagari script. Used in newspapers, radio, TV. Speakers use Hindi or Oriya as second

languages.
DECCAN
10,709,800 (1990). Central Maharashtra, Deccan Plateau. Distinct from Deccan (Dakhini,

Mirgan) dialect of Urdu.
DOGRI-KANGRI
2,095,280, including 2,005,000 Dogri (1994 IMA), 90,279 Kangri (1994 IMA). The

home area is in the outer hills and strip of plain in Jammu and Kashmir between the Ravi and

Chenab Rivers. Central states from north to south; West Bengal, Chandigarh, Himachal

Pradesh (Kangra and Hamirpur districts). Urdu (middle aged and older), Hindi (school,

shops, cities), and Punjabi (shops) are spoken as additional languages for certain purposes.

Radio programs.
GARHWALI
2,081,756 (1994 IMA). Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh.
GUJARATI
43,312,000 in India (1994 IMA); 140,000 in United Kingdom (1979 Wagner and

Dayton); 6,203 in Fiji; 9,600 in Zimbabwe (1973); 12,000 in Zambia (1985); 147,000 in

Uganda (1986); 5,000 in Malawi (1993); 50,000 in Kenya (1995); 800 in Singapore

(1985); 44,000,000 in all countries. Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Madhya

Pradesh. Also in Bangladesh, South Africa, Pakistan, Reunion. State language of Gujarat.

Gujarati script.
HARYANVI
13,000,000 or 85% of Haryan population of 16,000,000 (1992 SIL), including 102,348

Haryanvi proper (1994 IMA); 154,340 Mewati (1994 IMA). Haryana, Punjab,

Karnataka, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh. "Bangru" now used for speakers in

Jind area. "Khadar" is used by speakers in Jind to refer to the speech of Rohtak and

Sonepat. "Bagdi" is the variety used around Fatehabad and Sirsa, and south of Bhiwani

(distinct from the Wagdi language in southern Rajasthan). Intelligibility among dialects is

good, but not intelligible with Hindi, the closest language. Speakers of all ages. Hindi is used

as second language; some bilingual ability in all social groups for education and contact with

non-Haryanvi speakers.
HINDI
180,000,000 in India (1991 UBS); 346,513,000 or nearly 50% including second language

users in India (1994 IMA); 346,000 in Bangladesh (1993); 26,253 in USA (1970 census);

685,170 in Mauritius; 890,292 in South Africa; 232,760 in Yemen; 147,000 in Uganda;

5,000 in Singapore; 2,900 in Nepal; 11,200 in New Zealand (1987); 24,500 in Germany

(1984 Time); 182,000,000 in all countries or more. 418,000,000 including second language

users (1995 WA). Throughout northern India. Also in Kenya, United Arab Emirates,

United Kingdom. Hindi, Hindustani, Urdu could be considered co-dialects, but have

important sociolinguistic differences. Hindi uses the Devanagari writing system, and formal

vocabulary is borrowed from Sanskrit, de-Persianized, de-Arabicized. Literary Hindi, or

Hindi-Urdu, has four varieties: Hindi (High Hindi, Nagari Hindi, Literary Hindi, Standard

Hindi); Urdu; Dakhini; Rekhta. State language of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab,

Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh. Languages and dialects in the

Western Hindi group are Hindustani, Bangaru, Braj Bhasha, Kanauji, Bundeli.
HO
1,026,000 in India (1994 IMA); 444,000 in Singhbhum, Devanagari script area; 203,000

in Orissa, Oriya script area (1990 UBS). Mainly in Singhbhum District of Bihar, and

Mayurbhanj and Koenjhar districts of Orissa. Also in West Bengal and Bangladesh.

Language use is vigorous in home and community in most areas. Oriya, Santali, and Hindi

are used in limited domains. Grammar, dictionary. "Kherwari" (Khanwar, Kharar, Kharoali,

Kharwari) is a group name for Ho, Mundari, and Santhali, which are closely related

languages, and some other smaller languages or dialects. Distinct from Ho (Hani) of

Myanmar, China, Vietnam, Laos.
KANAUJI
6,000,000 (1977 Voegelin and Voegelin). Uttar Pradesh.
KANNADA
33,663,000 (1994 IMA); 44,000,000 including second language users (1995 WA).

Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra. State language of Karnataka.

Kannada script; similar to Telugu script.
KASHMIRI
4,161,000 in India (1994 IMA); 105,000 in Pakistan (1993); 115,000 in United Kingdom

(1991); 4,381,000 in all countries. Jammu and Kashmir (52.29% of the population),

Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Kashmir Valley. Literature can be traced to the 1400's, and

poetry is important. Persian-based script. Not used in primary education. Urdu and English

are used as second languages.
KHANDESI
2,246,105 including 742,111 Ahirani (1994 IMA), 1,503,994 Khandesi (1994 IMA).

Maharashtra, Gujarat.
KONKANI
2,056,841 in all countries (1994 IMA). North and central coastal strip of Maharashtra,

Karnataka, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Kerala.
KONKANI (GOANESE)
2,000,000 in all countries (1977 Voegelin and Voegelin); 3,900 in Kenya (1987). Southern

coastal strip of Maharashtra, primarily in the districts of Ratnagari and Goa; also Karnataka

and Kerala. Also in United Arab Emirates. Daldi and Chitapavani are transitional dialects

between Goanese and Standard Konkani.
KUMAONI
2,013,000 in India (1994 IMA). Assam, Bihar, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh,

Kumaon; Maharashtra, Nagaland. Also in Nepal.
KURUX
1,747,000 in India (1994 IMA); 2,000,000 in all countries (1995 WA). Bihar, Madhya

Pradesh, Assam, Tripura, West Bengal, Orissa. Also in Bangladesh. Related to Malto.

Distinct from Nepali Kurux.
LAMANI
1,961,000 (1994 IMA), plus 769,120 Banjari. Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh,

Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Orissa, West Bengal.

"Gormati" is self name. Each of the three dialects needs a different script: Maharashtra uses

Devanagari script, Karnatak uses Kannada script, Andhra Pradesh uses Telugu script.
MAGAHI
10,821,000 (1994 IMA). Southern districts of Bihar, eastern Patna district, northern

Chotanagpur district, and Malda district of West Bengal. Also used as a religious language.
MAITHILI
22,000,000 in India including Dahati (1981); 2,260,000 in Nepal (1993); 24,260,000 in all

countries. Bihar, Delhi, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, West Bengal. There is a

Maithili Academy. Dictionary.
MALAYALAM
33,667,000 in India (1994 IMA); 300,000 in United Arab Emirates (1986); 37,000 in

Malaysia; 10,000 in Singapore (1987); 313 in Fiji; 34,014,000 in all countries. Kerala,

Laccadive Islands, and neighboring states. Also in United Kingdom, Bahrain, Qatar. State

language of Kerala. Malayalam script.
MALVI
1,050,000 (1994 IMA). Northwest Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat.

Considered the standard dialect of south-eastern Rajasthani.
MARATHI
64,783,000 (1994 IMA). Maharashtra and adjacent states. The dialect situation throughout

the greater Marathi speaking area is complex. Dialects bordering other major language

areas share many features with those languages. See separate entries for dialects or closely

related languages: Konkani, Goanese, Deccan, Varhadi, Nagpuri, Ikrani, Gowlan. State

language of Maharashtra. Devanagari script.
MARWARI
12,104,000 Marwari, Rajasthani, and Mewari (1994 IMA). Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya

Pradesh, Punjab, Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, throughout India. The standard form of

Rajasthani. 23 dialects. Different from Marwari of Pakistan, and from Mewati, dialect of

Haryanvi. Devanagari script.
MEITHEI
1,252,000, including 1,181,000 Meithei in India (1994 IMA), 71,414 Bishnupuriya (1994

IMA); 92,800 in Bangladesh; 6,000 in Myanmar (1931); 1,351,000 in all countries.

Assam, Manipur, Kankan; Nagaland, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal. 7 clans

(Ningthonia, Luwang, Angom, Moirang, Khabanaganba, Chonglei). They had an earlier

script called "Meithei Mayek".
MUNDARI
1,467,515 in India (1994 IMA), including 973,000 Mundari, 494,515 Munda; 5,700 in

Nepal (1993); 1,473,000 or more in all countries. Assam, mainly in southern and western

parts of Ranchi district in Bihar. Also in Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa,

Tripura, West Bengal, Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Also in Bangladesh. Closely related

to Ho and Santali, but a separate language.
NEPALI
6,000,000 in India (1984 Far Eastern Economic Review); 300,000 in Bhutan (1973 Dorji);

9,900,800 in Nepal (1993); 16,200,000 in all countries. West Bengal, Darjeeling area,

Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh.
NIMADI
1,295,000 (1994 IMA). Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra.
ORIYA
30,158,000 in India (1994 IMA); 13,299 in Bangladesh (1961 census); 31,000,000 in all

countries. Orissa, Bihar, West Bengal, Assam, Andhra Pradesh. Some of the larger dialects

have many subdialects. State language of Orissa. Oriya script.
PUNJABI
25,690,000 in India (1994 IMA); 43,000 in Malaysia (1993); 10,000 in Kenya (1995);

9,677 in Bangladesh (1961 census); 1,167 in Fiji; 25,700,000 in all countries. Punjab,

Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir. Also in United Arab Emirates, Singapore,

United Kingdom. Gurmukhi script.
SADRI
1,861,965 including 1,315,710 Sadani (1994 IMA), 546,255 Nagpuria (1994 IMA);

200,000 in Bangladesh (1993); 2,062,000. Assam, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal,

Maharashtra, Orissa, Andaman Islands, Nagaland. Hindi, Oriya, and Bengali are used as

official languages. Dictionary. Language of wider communication among tribal groups.

Devanagari script.
SANTHALI
5,675,000 in India (1994 IMA); 100,000 in Bangladesh (1983 UBS); 40,000 in Nepal

(1985); 5,800,000 in all countries. Assam, Bihar, Orissa, Tripura, West Bengal. Also in

Bhutan. Closely related to Ho and Mundari, but a separate language.
SINDHI
2,678,000 in India (1986 MARC); 16,992,000 in Pakistan (1993); 5,000 in Singapore

(1993); 19,675,000 in all countries. Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh,

Bihar, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh. Also in Afghanistan.

Arabic and Gurumukhi scripts used.
TAMIL
58,597,000 in India (1994 IMA); 3,000,000 in Sri Lanka (1993); 250,000 in South

Africa; 274,218 in Malaysia (1970 census); 191,200 in Singapore (1980); 35,000 in

Germany; 7,000 in Netherlands; 22,000 in Mauritius (1993); 6,663 in Fiji; 62,000,000 or

more in all countries first language speakers; 69,000,000 including second language users

(1995 WA). Tamil Nadu and neighboring states. Also in Bahrain, Qatar, Reunion, Thailand,

United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom. State language of Tamil Nadu. Tamil script.
TELUGU
66,318,000 in India (1994 IMA); 30,000 in Malaysia (1993); 2,008 in Fiji; 300 in

Singapore (1970); 73,000,000 in all countries (1995 WA). Andhra Pradesh and

neighboring states. Also in Bahrain, United Arab Emirates. State language of Andhra

Pradesh. Telugu script.
TULU
1,856,000 (1994 IMA). Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Karnataka,

Meghalaya.
URDU
45,773,000 in India (1994 IMA); 8,000,000 in Pakistan (1988); 3,562 in Fiji; 170,000 in

South Africa; 30,000 in Oman; 20,000 in Bahrain; 19,950 in Qatar; 16,800 in Germany;

54,000,000 or more in all countries. Jammu and Kashmir and by Muslims in many parts of

India. Also in Afghanistan, USA. "Dakhini" is freer of Persian and Arabic loans than Urdu.

Both are written in Arabic script. "Rekhta" is a form of Urdu used in poetry. State language

and medium of instruction in government schools in Jammu and Kashmir
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muslim_friend
07-20-2006, 11:21 AM
salam,

Good. I thought i was the only one who speaks tamil here.

wsalam.
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Sal3ma 7
07-25-2006, 03:01 AM
Spanish,English,Urdu n Gujrati !
a lil bit Arabic..
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M.B
08-01-2006, 01:54 PM
I Can speak 5 languages.
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mysterious
08-01-2006, 02:04 PM
3 fluently- Gujarati Urdu English & 2 not so fluently- Arabic Spanish
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BlissfullyJaded
08-01-2006, 02:22 PM
:sl:

1 :X But shucks...I'm happy when I even speak that fluently. :hiding:
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IB-Staff
08-01-2006, 02:36 PM
:sl:

Threads are now merged. Please use the search facility before posting to make sure a similar thread does not already exist. Shukran.
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lamboodi
08-02-2006, 10:08 PM
i can manage 3
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mutlib
01-15-2008, 08:35 PM
asslam o alikum

i can speak urdu,punjabi,hindi,arabic,english and i can understand many other language
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