Top 10 languages facts Selected as the most interesting among languages related questions in Languages quiz What is the meaning of the Italian word "Ferrari"?Smith. "Ferrari" is the third most common surname in Italy. The word has the same root as Italian "ferro" (iron) or Latin "ferrum" (thus, Fe for iron).Created by: globalquiz.orgsurnames facts » Which country has the most native languages?Papua New Guinea has over 820 indigenous languages, more than any other country (12% of the world's total). The country has also the highest Linguistic Diversity Index of 99% (the probability that two people selected from the population at random will have different mother tongues).Created by: globalquiz.orggeography facts » What is the most populous French-speaking country?Democratic Republic of the Congo. The population of Democratic Republic of the Congo is 77 million. The population of France is 66 million, Canada - 35 million, Madagascar - 24 million.Created by: globalquiz.orgFrench language facts » Which punctuation marks are particularly variable across European languages?Quotation marks. English ‘cat’ or “cat” is translated to French « chat » and German „katze“. Other countries typically use one of these styles. In many countries, English quotation marks are getting more and more popular due to widespread of English keyboards.Created by: Kasialetters facts » Which country other than Sweden, has the largest Swedish-speaking population?Finland was a part of Sweden from the 12th to the 19th century. Many Swedish settlers arrived at the coastal regions during the medieval time. In the 17th century, Swedish became the dominant language of the nobility, administration and education. Today, the Swedish minority in Finland numbers 280,000 people.Created by: globalquiz.orghistory of Scandinavia facts » In which country, all of the ten most common surnames are occupational (like Smith)?Germany. Top 10 surnames in Germany are: Müller (miller), Schmidt (blacksmith), Schneider (tailor), Fischer (fisher), Meyer (farmer), Weber (weaver), Schulz (constable), Wagner (wainwright), Becker (baker) and Hoffmann (man of the court).Created by: globalquiz.orgEurope facts » On which language is Italian standard language based?Tuscan, specifically its Florentine variety, became the language of culture for all the people of Italy, thanks to the prestige of the masterpieces of Dante Alighieri, Francesco Petrarca, Giovanni Boccaccio and Niccolò Machiavelli. It would later become the official language of all the Italian states and of the Kingdom of Italy, when it was formed. Only 2.5% of Italy’s population could speak the Italian standardized language properly when the nation unified in 1861.Created by: Paul Caspackhistory of Italy facts » How many official languages are there in Bolivia?37. The population of Bolivia is only 10 million and 88% of Bolivians speak Spanish. Nevertheless, the country has 37 official languages, including many indigenous ones, such as Quechua, Aymara, Guarani and 34 others. These include Bauré, a nearly extinct Arawakan language spoken by only 13 of 200 ethnic tribal Baure people.Created by: globalquiz.orgAmerindians facts » What is the only Semitic language serving as an official language of the European Union?Maltese developed from Arabic in Sicily, and later in Malta, between the end of the ninth century and the end of the thirteenth century. Maltese is the only Semitic language written in the Latin script. Through the history, the Maltese language has been classified in various ways, with some claiming that the ancient Punic language (used in Carthage) was the base of the language, while others believed the language to be Berber, and under Fascist Italy, it was considered a dialect of Italian.Created by: globalquiz.orgMediterranean facts » Which country derives its name from the word "East"?Austria. The native name of Austria, Österreich, means 'Eastern Realm'. Austria was a prefecture of Bavaria created in 976. At the time, the Danube basin of present-day Austria was the easternmost extent of Bavaria, and in fact of all the Germans. Created by: globalquiz.orgcountry names facts » Play languages quiz and see all the questions.