Top 10 Classical Languages

The Top Ten

1 Tamil

Tamil has the best literature and sounds the best. It is very oldest language in India.
It has more alphabets, nearly 247.

Because the Tamilians' old habitations were destroyed by sea several times, no specific proof to establish its real origin and development are unavailable. But Tamil has established its classical status by its rich cultural and literature works

Tamil language is the not one of the classical language. It is a first and best classical language in the world. In India the politician taken the problem is doing the political base. So, the Tamil language is going back and Tamil people also not interest speak in Tamil. Richest Tamil people speaking in English.
Tamil is out language. It is first language and best pronounceation in the world. So, WE PROUD OF AS BE TamilIAN.

Tamil is best language

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2 Armenian

Logistic systems of expressions in Armenian language is infinite, and at the same time it sounds so beautiful!

Armenian is both very descriptive whereby you can piece compound words together to make bigger words (like German and Greek) and there are many onomatopoeic words in the vocabulary adding further colour.

Armenian has been spoken within the Armenian highlands for well over 3 millennia and has been the source of continuity during tumultuous times in history.

Armenian is my language. I love Armenian.

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3 Anglo Irish
4 Japanese

According to me Japanese derives from Chinese and Tamil

Japanese is a classical language and it's beautiful and cute it's beautiful when it's sung and sounds cute when be spoken everybody in Tokyo sound beautiful and cute when they talk this language sounds like singing and it sounds like whispering and it sounds like they are talking to babies some of you think this language might sound very ugly because you guys think this language sounds like yelling but,I've heard this language it sounded very smooth sounds like culture telling when they speak in Tokyo sounds like music and so peaceful it sounds lovely and also Korean sounds beautiful too I think the classical languages are Japanese,Mandarian and Korean I love how they sound they sound like singing!

Japanese is its own language

Cause japqn is very talented in technology

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5 Old Norse

Anything that has to do with Vikings is cool in my book!

Pure elvish, so ancient and magical, makes you listen

6 Assyrian

Assyrian Language is a one of living language of Middle East. That most of words of other language has assyrian roots - Christsh

Assirian, also Neo-aramaic is language of Jesus Christ. This is also true and It sounds, like mixture of Arabic and Hebrew. - Mark993

Assyrian language is so foreing, it sounds like magic

7 Arabic

Arabic is one of UNO languages

It is national language for more than 25 countries

Arabic is the Father of all Muslim languages.

The best tongue and the sweetest rhymes. This is the language of paradise. Allahu akbar

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8 Latin

Stuff you should know about Latin: It exists different forms of Latin and the easiest one for people that knows Spanish is Neo Latin. Latin is a subject, object, verb language and has no words such as the, of, with and shall, as well as some extra like yes and no. The closest one to no is non which means not nor thou shalt not, depending on the sentence of course. When referring to the language do you say Latin lingua, but lingua means also tongue in Latin, so lingua Latin basically means the Latin tongue. Latin is a language beautiful in music, classical to death metal. Lots of words have been taken from Latin.

Latin is a really beautiful language... I wish it was still spoken in Italy

So hard but why it is still needed, not only of course but still. A true experience.

Latin is not easy but compared to somewhat many languages, it is. Ever read Latin For Dummies or even watched latintutorial?

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9 Chinese

Chinese sounds like English but it's writing shows it is classical.
It origins the world's first language.

10 Hebrew

I like Language of Hebrew

A jew from 3000 because easy to understand another jew today.

The letter of Hebrew looks funny but it is clasical.

According to the bible, G-d said "A light shall be" in Hebrew. The hebrew was the one language until Babilon's tower. All the years Hebrew was spoken by the Jewish religious people, and all their holy books are written in Hebrew. Since 48' it's the formal language in Israel.

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? Tagalog

I love it when it comes to movie.Somewhat like japanese,latin,chinese and american accent

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11 Malayalam

Hello friends malayalam is old language I agreed, don't compare with Tamil, Tamil always top in the world.

Malayalam is the mixture of Tamil and Sanskrit

Malayalam is the child of Tamil and sanskrit.. it has pure Tamil words not used by Tamils now.

Malayalam is enriched not only with sanskrit and tamil, it is also has english, portuguese,german languages.because it is the first colonialised place in india. it has arabic words also

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12 Ancient Greek

Ancient Greek is so cool, should be #1!

That's it

13 Persian

Persian language is driven from middle Persian and the middle Persian also related to old Persian so it has a long story. The firs Persian inscriptions are written in 5th century (B. C) and the language is somehow still alive.
About Persian literature, it goes without saying that it has awesome rich literature. So according to the definition of "Classic languages" I think Persian language is the most classic language in the world.

Many people think Persian is Arabic at the first encounter but just in 1 minute they realize that these two are totally different and that Persian is so much more sweeter and rythmetic which applies for the alphabet as well. It's so much more older than any other language in Middle East and is really easy to learn.

I think it's a really beautiful language and so classic

Persian is the most classical language in UNIVERSE

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14 French

NOT a classical language...

Not really classical

The most beautiful classical language, with the oldest academy... L’Académie française, 1634!

15 Kannada

Kannada is one of the oldest languages of India. It is very simple, sweet and easy to both learn and use. It is definitely better than Tamil language which sounds very harsh and ugly I have no idea how it is in the #1 place it does not even deserve to be in top 10. Just because a language is old it doesn't mean it is better. It has very beautiful literature or script and it is 99.99 percent logically correct and it has been declared as a 2nd language with beautiful and perfect script in the world after some European language. So it definitely deserves to be in the #1 spot so people please vote up and help this amazing language to reach #1 spot where it deserves to be.

Its older than Sanskrit. But not as much as Tamil

Kannada may be one of oldest Ianguage in India but not as much as Tamil. Because Tamil is oldest language and very first Classical language in the world. The only Indian Language recognised by UN Assembly.

Kannada is sweetest language in the world
Vinobha bhave has described it as queen of world scripts

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16 Hindi

Hindi is not classical language. It is just the simplification of Sanskrit with some mix of parsi and urdu before 200 years. But it is the most spoken language in India despite the fact that India has rich tradition of 2 wordly recognized classical languages: Tamil and Sanskrit.

Hindi is definitely a classical language.

Best language

Hindi is not a traditional language. It is a mixture of Dheva Nagari a north Indian language and urudhu. Unfortunately it becomes the mostly speaking language in India mainly in north India. Tamil language only has status of Indias national language when compared with its tradition and classical scripts.

17 Telugu

Every language has its greatness, every culture has it's specialty. Few may be old, few may be new!

I have saw people saying that Tamil is the Mother Language for Telugu!?

LOL - Laughing Out Loud, well Telugu belongs to a Dravidian Family as Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Tulu does!

Tamil hasn't given birth to Telugu!

Here I go with my reasons - Let you take a Persian Person, he would definitely say that his language is the oldest language than the any other language.

Take an African, he would claim that all the cultures are originated by them!

A Telugu Person would feel proud because of their dynasties ruled most parts of India!

Sathavahana Dynasty or Shalivahana Dynasty ( Marathi Term), Kalaiyargalin Dynasty, Veera Pandya Katta Bomman ( First Indian freedom fighter is Katta Bomman, a Telugu King that have ruled a jurisdiction of South Tamil Nadu called Panchalan Kurichi, his Telugu form of a name was Gatti Bheemudu which is known to be ...more

Telugu is also classical but not so as that of Tamil and Sanskrit. Tamil is the mother which gave the ovum of grammar and sperm of words was by Sanskrit to give birth to 3 new languages called Telugu, kannada, malayalam... Among this Telugu is eldest and malayalam is the yougest!

True. Tamil is worlds oldest and classical language which gives birth to Dravidian languages like kannada, malayalam and Telugu. It is the worlds number 1 classical language.

Coolest language

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18 Hungarian
19 Marathi
20 Sinhalese
21 Albanian

Albanian is not a classical language

22 Lithuanian
23 Bangal

Old rich literature

24 Turkish

Proto-Turkish language dates back to 14.000 years because. Concerned fellows may check the The Academy of Sciences of the USSR records.

Spoken in 7 countries as a mother tongue and you can travel if you start from Germany unil northern China without any problem if you know it

25 Russian

Powerful language.


26 Saurashtra
27 Sindhi

Sindhi is both classical & contemporary language.

Please vote our mother boli

Mera vote Sindhio ko hai

Sindhi my mother tongue
Sindhi number 1

28 Punjabi

L love my Punjabi to speak

29 Old English

So brash, so exciting! A powerful language indeed.

30 Irish (Gaeilge)

Beautiful to hear for both experts of the language and people whom don't even know of it's existence. - LemonComputer

31 Bhojpuri
32 Occitan

Old French-Spanish stuff.

33 Sanskrit

Sanskrit is not the language of god.. it is oldest and sanskrit is mostly derived from Tamil language. Tamil is the mother of all languages.

It is oldest language because many language in world based on this

Because it is the language of gods

Sanskrit is greatest classical language because it tells us "वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम् ".
It is language of entire humanity and not of any single ethnic group.

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34 Urdu

Most decent, respectful, powerful and intellectually challenging language I have ever learnt.

35 Hittite


36 Babylonian


37 Pashto
38 Hazaragi
39 Singli


40 Slavic
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