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Forza Somalia!
Empires of the word, fascinating book, it's about the rise, spread and fall of languages, like what make languages to survive, though its native speakers were conquered by foreign people, like the Romans in Spain and Portugal by Germanic tribes, and others fall and disappear in a spin of 2-3 generations like greek in the Levant. It starts from ancient languages like Sumerian and Akkadian to the present day, and discusse what kind of effect does the rise and fall of a certain language on the word. One quote of the book
"The most significant event of the 20th century will be the fact that the North Americans speak English."