Homo sapiens are the only known species that have been able to learn as a community, and we’re lucky for that. Most of our species’s advances can be attributed to this distinctive ability to communicate complex thoughts and ideas to one another. In the short 200,000 years we’ve existed, we’ve evolved from upright apes in Africa, to a species that has spread to nearly every corner of the world, making groundbreaking discoveries and innovations along the way.
In contrast, the other human species that once walked the Earth, who did not share our ability to spread information across different groups and areas, may have very well died out because of it.
Our cooperative brains and social nature are what make us “human”, and modern language is a result of these characteristics. There are over 6,500 spoken languages in the world today, and in this article, I’m gonna show you how to say thank you in fifteen of the most widely spoken ones.
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