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History of the English Language Timeline

Summary: This document attempts to describe important events in time, which have influenced the English language.
    English Language Timeline (important events and individuals)
    The basis of the English language is found in ancient Sanskrit. The island of England was occupied by five different groups of people before it developed as an independent nation.
    Three periods of the English language: - Old English from 450 - 1150 AD - Middle English from 1150 - 1500 - Modern English from 1500 - present
    Early `inhabitants'
    5000-3500 B.C. Indo-Europeans - The Indo-Europeans spread out from an area north of the Black Sea, probably the Ural Mountains. The existence of Indo-European accounts for the similarity of words in such languages as French, German, Czech, Norwegian, Persian, etc.
    1500 B.C. Vedas - Sanskrit was the language of ancient India and belongs to the Indo-European language group. It was written in the Vedas (religious books) and resembles Latin and Greek. It is the oldest literature in any Indo-European language.
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