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Japanese, language spoken by more than 100 million people, most of them in Japan. Japanese seems not to be related to any other language, although some linguists believe there may be a connection with Korean. Written Japanese originally used only adapted Chinese characters (kanji); in the 8th century phonetic characters (kana) were added.

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