Most of the many indigenous languages of Europe belong to the Indo-European language family. The scope of this article also includes languages spoken outside of continental Europe that belong to European language families (such as Afrikaans).
Indo-European languagesMost European languages are Indo-European languages. This large language-family is decended from a common language that was spoken thousands of years ago, which is referred to as Proto Indo-European.
Romance languagesThe Romance languages decended from the Vulgar Latin spoken across most of the lands of the Roman Empire.
- Cajun French
- Iberian languages
- Rhaetian languages
not yet classified, lists very incomplete
Others of noteThese are languages of non-European origins which are spoken in parts of Europe.
European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages