Confusion of Tongues

The confusion of tongues (confusio linguarum) is the initial fragmentation of human languages described in the Book of Genesis 11:1–9, as a result of the construction of the Tower of Babel.

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... made fun of the contest between the European nationalists to claim their native tongue as the Adamic language ...

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