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Indo-European Languages Originated in Anatolia, Biologists Say

Indo-European Languages Originated in Anatolia, Biologists Say | Cultural Geography | Scoop.it
Evolutionary biologists say the first speakers of what would become the Indo-European languages were probably farmers in what is now Turkey — a conclusion that differs by hundreds of miles and thousands of years from a longstanding linguistic theory.

 

This research potentially can explain much about the geography of languages and the distribution of cultural groups in Eurasia. 

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Kampe Kyle's curator insight, May 27, 2014 11:33 PM

In AP Human Geo., this relates to the concept of language, language diffusion, and philological history, as it dates all of the languages of Europe back to a unified whole in the past wherein one language in Anatolia sparked all these other languages to eventually take hold.

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Cinco de Mayo a Mexican import? No, it's as American as July 4, prof says - CNN.com

Cinco de Mayo a Mexican import? No, it's as American as July 4, prof says - CNN.com | Cultural Geography | Scoop.it
Cinco de Mayo isn't a Mexican holiday but rather an American one created by Latinos in the West during the Civil War, a UCLA professor says in a new book.

 

We all know that Cinco de Mayo is more important in the United States then it is in Mexico, but it's origins as a holiday were on both sides of the border. 

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