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Quiz about Language Families Match
Quiz about Language Families Match

Language Families Match Trivia Quiz

I'll give you a couple of languages and you match them with their family or sub-family. This is a simplified look at some language groupings. Have fun!

A matching quiz by shvdotr. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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3 mins
Match Quiz
Quiz #
Dec 03 21
# Qns
Very Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Top 10% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 209 (10/10), Guest 24 (0/10), Guest 72 (3/10).
(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
1. Gaelic and Welsh  
2. Mohawk and Cherokee  
3. Magyar and Estonian  
4. French and Spanish  
5. Chinese and Burmese  
6. Hebrew and Arabic  
7. English and Icelandic  
8. Sandawe and San (Bushmen)  
9. Czech and Russian  
10. Hawai'ian and Maori  

Select each answer

1. Gaelic and Welsh
2. Mohawk and Cherokee
3. Magyar and Estonian
4. French and Spanish
5. Chinese and Burmese
6. Hebrew and Arabic
7. English and Icelandic
8. Sandawe and San (Bushmen)
9. Czech and Russian
10. Hawai'ian and Maori

Most Recent Scores
Dec 08 2023 : Guest 209: 10/10
Dec 05 2023 : Guest 24: 0/10
Nov 26 2023 : Guest 72: 3/10
Nov 26 2023 : Guest 24: 10/10
Nov 23 2023 : VegemiteKid: 8/10
Nov 22 2023 : Guest 199: 5/10
Nov 18 2023 : Guest 24: 0/10
Nov 10 2023 : Guest 83: 10/10
Nov 08 2023 : Guest 198: 8/10

Score Distribution

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Gaelic and Welsh

Answer: Celtic

Celtic is one of several sub-families within the Indo-European language family. The Celtic languages are spoken in the British Isles or in Brittany in France. Gaelic encompasses Irish and Scots Gaelic. Breton is spoken in France, Welsh in Wales, Cornish in Cornwall in England, and Manx on the Isle of Man.
2. Mohawk and Cherokee

Answer: Iroquoian

Iroquoian is one of many language families native to North and South America. The original Iroquois League consisted of the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, and Cayuga in New York State. The Cherokee were one of the so-called "Five Civilized Tribes" of Georgia and surrounding states.
3. Magyar and Estonian

Answer: Finno-Ugric

Of the languages of Europe, most are Indo-European. Two exceptions are Finno-Ugric languages, such as Magyar (Hungarian), Finnish, Estonian, and the languages of the Sami, once referred to as Lapps. These languages are also referred to as Uralic. Another non-Indo-European language in Western Europe is Basque, which does not seem to be related to any other language.
4. French and Spanish

Answer: Romance

The Romance languages are all descended from Latin. Other major Romance languages include Portuguese, Italian, Romansh (spoken in Switzerland), and Romanian.
5. Chinese and Burmese

Answer: Sino-Tibetan

Only the Indo-European languages, which include the languages of India descended from Sanskrit as well as most of Europe's languages, are spoken by more people than the Sino-Tibetan languages of East Asia and Southeast Asia. The three main Sino-Tibetan languages (also called Tibeto-Burman) are Chinese, Burmese, and Tibetan languages.
6. Hebrew and Arabic

Answer: Semitic

Semitic languages are a sub-family of the Afro-Asiatic language family. Other Semitic languages include Amharic, spoken in Ethiopia, and Maltese. Amharic is the second-most-spoken Semitic language (behind Arabic), while Maltese, the official language of Malta, is the only official language in the European Union that is Semitic. Ancient Semitic languages include Phoenician and Aramaic, the language spoken by Jesus.
7. English and Icelandic

Answer: Germanic

Other members of the Germanic sub-family include Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish, as well as Afrikaans in South Africa, and Yiddish.
8. Sandawe and San (Bushmen)

Answer: Khoisan

Khoisan are languages spoken in Africa and are often called the "click languages", because among the consonant sounds are distinct clicks. Some languages of southern Africa use up to 150 different sounds, compared to 44 in English.
9. Czech and Russian

Answer: Slavic

Another sub-family of Indo-European, Slavic languages are further divided into three divisions: East Slavic, West Slavic, and South Slavic. East Slavic includes Russian, Ukrainian, and Belarusian. West Slavic includes Czech, Slovak, and Polish. South Slavic languages include Macedonian, Serbo-Croatian, Bulgarian, and Slovenian.
10. Hawai'ian and Maori

Answer: Polynesian

The Polynesian languages, forming a branch of the Austronesian (Malayo-Polynesian) language family, are scattered across the Pacific as far north as Hawai'i, east as far as Easter Island (Rapa Nui), west as far as the Solomons, and south as far as New Zealand, home of the Maori. Tongan is one branch of the Polynesian languages separate from the rest of them, which also include Samoan and Tahitian.
Source: Author shvdotr

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