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languages. Sinhala has features that may be traced to Dravian influences.

Punjabi (lexicon size 37,500, selection October 2009) The Punjabi language is spoken in the Punjab state of India. It is an Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European languages written in the Gurmukhi script, a descendant of the Indian Brahmi script.

Telugu (lexicon size 115,000, selection December 2009) The Telugu language is spoken in Andhra Pradesh, one of the largest states of India. It is a Dravidian of the Indo- European languages written in the Telugu script, a descendant of the Indian Brahmi script.

Khmer (lexicon size 30,000, selection November 2009) The Khmer language is spoken in Cambodia. It is the second most widely spoken Austroasiatic language. As in Thai Khmer sentences are written without spaces. Therefore spell checking strongly depends on segmentation.

Kazakh (Cyrillic/Latin) (lexicon size 900,000, selection May 2010) The Kazakh language is spoken east of the Caspian Sea. It is a Turkic language related to Azerbaijan and Turkish. Kazakh is mainly written in the Cyrillic alphabet in Kazakhstan but a transition to the Latin script has already been brought up by the President of Kazakhstan in 2006. For this reason both Cyrillic and Latin lexicons have been compiled.

Luxemburgish (Lëtzebuergesch) (lexicon size 200,000, selection December 2012) The Lëtzebuergesch language is spoken in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The language/dialect descents from Mosel-Frankish, a dialect, linguistically close to High German and Limburgish. The population of Luxembourg is half a million only.

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