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Latin is a language that originated in the 7th century BC and grew with the conquests of the Roman Empire throughout the 1st century BC and the 1st century AD.

Historical Usage

The language has historically been spoken in Rome and was the language used by Roman politicians throughout the Roman Empire (although the common language of most of the people was rarely Latin). Ever since, many Crusader States considered the language as a 'ceremonial language' but it was never in common use among ordinary people. This is likely due to the Roman empire among the first empires to adopt Christianity as its state religion, but most definitely the first major empire.

Modern usage

Today, Vatican City recognizes the language as one of its official languages. However, this is not to say that the Holy See holds the language as 'sacred' because it does not. It is the only nation with Latin as an official language and also the only nation with Latin spoken at a regular interval.

Latin has since evolved into various languages. As of 2020, 36% of the world population uses the Latin script. Among the languages that came from Latin are English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and far much more.


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