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08/31/06 GEOG Geography and language Language – means of communications, usually vocal sounds Literary tradition-written record Official language-used by government Africa 800+langages Hausa (Sahel), Lingala (central Africa), Swahili (east Africa), Tswana-Sotho and Zulu (southern Africa) English, French, Portuguese Arabic Artificial boundaries=conflict Quebec, Canada Quebecois Cultural preservation Tradition (agricultural and rural) English Great Britain North America, 1600s British defeat of French English British colonization 1700s to 1800s US World How did we get there? Celts, ~2000 BC Germanic tribes (Jutes, Angles, and Saxons) invade ~450 AD “Angles’ land” Engles English Viking landings Normans invade in 1066 French for ~300 years conflict with France ~1200s statute of pleading (1362) (Germanic roots: sky, horse, man, woman) (French roots: celestial, equestrian, masculine, feminine)
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