How much do you know about languages? - Try this quiz

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1. Which country is Galicia part of? France / Spain / Italy

2. How many people in the world speak Galician? 2.5 million / 2,500 / 250

3. How many years have Aborigines lived in Australia? 500,000 / 50,000 / 5,000

4. What % of US drugs come from native remedies? 80% / 50% / 25%

5. How many years ago did humans first start using language? 1,500,000 / 150,000 / 15,000

6. About how many languages are there now in the world? 7000 / 700 / 70

7. How many languages do linguists think we could have in 100 years? 600 / 60 / 6

8. When did French become the standard language of France? 14th / 16th / 18th century

9. How many people speak Sami (from Scandinavia / Russia)? 200,000 / 20,000 / 2,000

10. How many official local languages are there in Zambia? 700 / 70 / 7

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