Many societies throughout history believed that language is the gift of the gods to humans. The most familiar is found in Genesis 2:20, which tells us that Adam gave names to all living creatures. This belief predicates that humans were created from the start with an innate capacity to use language.
It can't be proven that language is as old as humans, but it is definitely true that language and human society are inseparable. Wherever humans exist language exists. As humans evolved, they acquired a more sophisticated brain which made language invention and learning possible. There are several theories as to how language might have been consciously invented by humans based on a more primitive system of hominid communication.
Here are 6 theories of language origins-
The origins of human language will perhaps remain forever obscure. By contrast, the origin of individual languages has been the subject of very precise study over the past two centuries. There are about 5000 languages spoken in the world today (a third of them in Africa), but scholars group them together into relatively few families - probably less than twenty. Languages are linked to each other by shared words or sounds or grammatical constructions.
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