Language is a communication system that consists of sounds, gestures, and written symbols. It is used to communicate ideas and feelings.
There are around 7,000 languages spoken in the world today. But linguists believe that all languages are descended from a common ancestor language which was spoken tens of thousands of years ago.
Languages evolve over time as they are passed down from generation to generation. This means that they change and adapt to the needs of the people who speak them. As new words and expressions are coined, old words and expressions die out. And as cultures come into contact with one another, their languages can merge together to form new hybrid languages.