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This book is targeted at readers 8–12 years old. This is intended to be a basic introduction for kids to learn about different languages around the world. As a general survey, this project is more oriented to covering a large variety of languages rather than studying any particular language in depth. The goal of this project is to provide some basic language skills for younger children and introduce the idea of other languages, especially in areas where children are not exposed to some of these other languages.

In addition to the written words, spoken tools would be developed with this project. Native speakers of the languages covered would be encouraged to record their voices to be used to help with pronunciation guides, and perhaps some practice exercises that could be used, or some common children's poem or song in that language could be sampled and available for kids to hear and perhaps learn.

Section titles in the book will include languages that are usable in either daily life or future life, including various, interesting languages.

When working on this project, remember that it's aimed at children. Being understood is just as important as being accurate. Authors should concentrate on the most important concepts rather than getting wrapped up in every detail. Use technical vocabulary when you need to, but don't use big words where simpler language would work. Please review the style guide.

If you have made contributions to this Wikibook and would like to have formal credit for being an author, please add your name to this list: Wikijunior:Languages Authors.

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You are encouraged to create a page on a language. If you would like to do so, please read the Contributing page. Note however that not all pages may make it into the final published version, though they will all be available on this live online version. If you would like someone else to write a page about a language, add your suggestion to this list.

Afrikaans Amharic - Aramaic - Azerbaijani - Balochi - Bambara - Belarusian - Bodo - Bulgarian - Burmese - Gothic - Guarani - Gujarati - Greenlandic - Hausa - Igbo - Javanese - Kapampangan - Kashmiri - Kurdish/Sorani - Kurdish/Kurmanci - Latvian - Macedonian - Maithili - Malay - Maltese - Malayalam - Manipuri - Navajo - Ndbele - Nepāli - Novial - Pennsylvania Dutch - Quechua - Romansh - Scottish Gaelic - Slovak - Tigrigna - Tejano - Thai - Tibetan - Tok Pisin - Tongan - Tsakonian - Tupi - Turkmen - Xhosa - Yapese - Zazaki