Was the Tower of Babel in Africa?

Have you ever been frustrated by language barriers when you’re traveling? For thousands of years people have wondered why different languages exist. The Bible describes the division of languages as God’s punishment at the Tower of Babel. Linguistics, the science of language, tells us that languages evolve gradually over time. Dr Quentin Atkinson, at the University of Auckland, has analysed languages from around the world. He asserts in the journal Science that language, like humans, originated in Africa and then expanded across the globe. Read More »

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