Oriental languages

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Oriental languages is a term used by many universities for a faculty or a group of subjects .

The term encompasses a number of languages ​​from the Near and Middle East and the associated fields of study , but often also languages ​​from North Africa and the Far East .

With regard to the living or ancient languages, the designation is also not entirely uniform.

For example, the earlier Bonn “ Seminar for Oriental Languages ” dealt with Arabic , Chinese , Indonesian , Japanese , Korean , Persian , Turkish and Vietnamese , while elsewhere (e.g. in Switzerland ) also linguistics, Sanskrit or Hittite and another 5–10 “dead” Languages ​​are included.

The latter are in turn assigned to the “ biblical-oriental languages ” at some universities .