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I think Duolingo should have Sanskrit because it's kind of a dying language and it has a deep and rich history to it. If you could consider it that would be cool!

March 4, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/73Koral

I totally agree. Bengali would be great too :D

March 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Zerenei

And Punjabi! :)

March 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Verklighet

I like your profile picture! Barn owls are so pretty. :)

March 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/catherinesvea

Punjabi would be amazing for us Canadians. It's really widely spoken here - there are even ice hockey games broadcast in Punjabi!

March 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/DuoTheParrot

Another side question: Has Duolingo considered these languages before? Latin and Sanskrit would be pretty cool.

March 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/karasu4

A Latin course is in the making. However, if you use the resources that are already available online, you'll have learned Latin by the time it is released here. And then you can use Duo for revision, adding vocab, etc.

March 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Jovita975

If you considering to add Sanskrit language, then you should also add Lithuanian language as this langues is the oldest alive language. Lithuanian language has relations with Sanskrit language and having in mind the significant geographic distance between India and Lithuania this similarity is a mystery. http://vilnews.com/2011-04-incredible-indian-lithuanian-relations-2 Lithuanian language is mother tongue language for around only 3 million people.

March 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/PriyaSinghJatti

Interesting article!

March 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Jovita975

Lithuanian language is the oldest and least changed alive language

March 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/JustusRobi3

Sanskrit a dying language? Not exactly; some people in India speak it nativly; and it has such a rich literary tradition that people will always want to learn it.

March 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/PriyaSinghJatti

Sanskrit, Punjabi, Tamil, Telegu

March 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/NonDesistas

Pali too.

March 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/OswinSplei

I AGREE HAVEING SANSKIRT AND LATIN WOULD BE AN AMAZING OPSHION WOULD BE NICE

March 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/EvanJackDiValdez

It's actually SanskRIt, and not SanskIRt.

March 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/DuoTheParrot

According to Google, I found that only 49,736 people know Sanskrit, which is weird because it is the oldest language in the world. If it dies out...

March 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/AkashAdity2

I think Tamil precedes over Sanskrit in being the oldest language in the world.

March 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Shruti159603

I also agree that they should add Tamil.

March 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/raconteur

how hard is tamil grammar compared to let's say english or hindi? i'm assuming that you know the language of course. and about the claim, tamil is definitely one of the oldest living languages, there are older ones that are extinct, but its really hard to say for sure, and you have to be a linguist to understand why the answer is so complicated. but its certainly up there with arabic, greek and hebrew, so kudos.

March 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Michle612268

And Tibetan too !!!

April 8, 2019
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