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what is the oldest language still spoken today.

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what is the oldest language still spoken today.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
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Expert:  ksang10 replied 5 years ago.

The oldest living language that is still spoken today is Tamil. This language is mainly spoken in Southern India.

 

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Expert:  Martin replied 5 years ago.
Hello, welcome to Just Answer.

This is something really hard to say as language evolve with time. The only guess we can get from this if from earlier text found of a said language. Here is some data about this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_languages_by_first_written_accounts

This does not mean some is not older, but we can't really know as pure oral tradition change too much.

I would personally say Greek is the oldest one that did not change too much.
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