Language around 13,000 BC

The Globe

Although we have no direct evidence of the hypothesized world-language's content or structure, some scholars believe that single language first divided 10 to 15 thousand years ago. Linguists arrive at such dates from their calculations of the time it would have taken for languages to evolve to their current level of diversity. Selection by the experts of the 10 to 15 thousand-year time span for the initial language division straddles the well-documented, worldwide Cataclysm of 11,500 years ago. That leaves us with the question of whether divergences in a basic language occurred before the Cataclysm or after. (Gods, Genes, and Consciousness)



Southwest Asia




Indus Valley






South America




North America