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What Is The Oldest Language In Europe?

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Without a doubt, it's Albanian. While there's no
100% answer, most studies have concluded that Albanian is the oldest.
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Albanian is the oldest language in Europe. Albanian is considered as the only remaining succesor of the Pelasgyan language, spoken by Pelasgyans, who were the inhabitants of the Balkans before the Greeks arrived.
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The oldest language in Europe is Albanian of corse. The last studies are proving that fact everyday. The Albanian language is spoken from a small community, that's why is difficult from people to accept that albanian is the oldest language in Europe.
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It's said to be the Albanian language
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It's Albanian! It has few similarities with Basque as well as Armenian. Albanian is Illyrian-Pellasgian language and lately well-known linguists agree that "old Greek" is understandable only thru Albanian. I checked it myself-the names of 12 Pellasgian Gods (known wrongly as 'Greek Gods") have meaning in Albanian. Hence, Zeus (God of Gods) is Zot; Afrodita is excactely Afrodita and it means "The days is near"; Athens is Aethana and means "The spoken word". I was fascinated!
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The oldest language is the one who the form of writing doesn't exist,Tell me something,who dies first the older one or the new one?
And remember one thing that the history makes the one who wins a war,Who are older the american indians that doesnt have the form of writing or americans now?
Or who are older, aboriginals or present australians?
To have a form of writing doesnt mean that you are older.
Basque and albanians are the older language in europe,but later the time will show that old albanian language is older than many people think.
Am not talking about people because we all are mixed.
One more thing,listen to babys when they need something what kind of noise they make ME ME  =that noise is the word  that means mother,and than search  in different language  ?or when they
are happy= father it sounds like TA TA,
It is just my opinion and doesn't mean that am right.
Sorry about my english.
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Don't waste your time no matter where you live we all know no matter where it hurts,of course its ALBANIAN
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Basque is classified as a language isolate. It is the last remaining pre-Indo-European language in Western Europe. Albanian  is an Indo-European language. Indo European languages didnt reach eastern europe until 1500 bc western europe came much later. Basque is clearly older than Albanian based soley on the fact that that the natural evolution of language doesnt alow for Albanian to even be spoken until long after the region was setteled after indo european groups.

Lithuanian is clearly not the oldest. Its a divergence from another older probably original indo european language from which latvian is also derived. Its one of two surviving baltic languages and is clearly influenced by hundreds of years of other family groups migrating through the area.
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The title of oldest language in Europe is one which is hotly debated. Some people claim that it is Icelandic, others that it is Greek, (this is the oldest recorded language, with it being definitely in use during the second Millennium before Christ's birth).

Academics generally agree that there are three umbrella groups of languages which form the basis of language which is used today. These are Finno-Ugrians, Indo-European and Basque languages.

The Basque language is still spoken largely unchanged from its early days. Its claim to be Europe's oldest language is certainly a strong one, because it has no Greek or Latin influences within it, it is a very separate language. This means that it is very likely to pre-date both these languages and so, it is argued, it existed before them and therefore is Europe's oldest language. But obviously this theory is extremely hard to prove, either negatively or positively.
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I agree Basque is not an indo European lanaguage and therefore predates most other European langauges.
Basques are correct in regarding themselves as different and therefore seek independence.

I agree with this phiosopy BUT they should invent or use their OWN characters and not borrow ones from the romanic script. I.e. Either integrate into Spain or GET your own alphabet ETA
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it albanian greeks might claim this title or basuqes but albanian is said to date back to the plesiginans and escutran  wich were the first to inhabbit that area and albanian is said to have dated back to "ancient greek " wich can only be translated in modern albanian, albanian is said to exsist since  500 a.d. (and it is porven that albanians even claim that alexander the great was albanian to )

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Icelandic is not the oldest language, because its just another form of Northern Germanic. Remember there were no people in Iceland before the Norwegians took over.
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The oldest language (discover in tartaria) is from traco-dacian origin
old civilization wich goes around the big rivers and sea (danubes in europe
nill in egipt ass well....)
from trhacian language it is now albania from ilaria, romania and moldavia from geto-dacia(,the brave from trhacians like  herodot sey, the father of hystory and all this teritory from old trachia now balcani from se europe
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I thought it was Welsh? ALthough that would come under the same umbrella as Basque I suppose since they were both from the same celtic group
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The first language ever spoken or written in Europe, was the Ancient Greek language.
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Albanian language is one of the oldest languages in the Europe. It is the continuation of pellasgic -illyrian language.Many names of pelasgic gods that unjustly called Greek receive the meaning only of the albanian language.
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1894-Eduart Scneider-Una race oubliee ,les pelasges et leur descendantes
1907- John Hinton Myres - A history of pelasgian teory
1934-John Arthur Munro-Pelasgians and ioans
1937-George Fred Williams- Albanians
1961-Zacherie Mayani- The etruscan begin to speak
1983- Giusepe Catapano- Thot parlava in albanese
1984- G.C.Faraon - La nostra stirpe antichita della lingua albanese
2003- James Pandeli - The language of god
1989 Nermin Vlora falaschi- Etrusco lingua viva
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