Researchers in New Zealand have employed phylogenetic analysis (the study of evolutionary relation among groups of organisms commonly used to trace virus epidemics) to create family trees of ancient and modern Indo-European languages to identify the origins of this language family.
Modern Indo-European languages include English.
Results of this fascinating research indicate the English language originated in the Anatolian region of Turkey 9,000 years ago. This is roughly 4,000 earlier than previously estimated, and away from the Pontic steppe in Russia proposed by current theory.
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