Published October 30, 2015
Latin is a classical Indo-European language that emerged in the Italic Peninsula's Latium region as early at the eighth century BCE. Though it fell out of colloquial use by the 10th century ACE, when its spoken form transformed into the widely-used Romance language family, it has been maintained as the liturgical language of Catholicism, as well as in secular and scientific literature. Its alphabet, typically called the Latin alphabet or Roman alphabet, has served as the basis for writing systems around the world. Read more on Wikipedia: http://bit.ly/1MxPLhq.