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Question 1: It has official language status in the formerly independent state of Sikkim and in West Bengal's ________.
Darjeeling districtCooch Behar districtJalpaiguri districtKalimpong

Question 2: It is the official language and lingua franca of ________.
MalaysiaBangladeshSri LankaPakistan

Question 3: Hausa is widely spoken through Nigeria and Niger and recognised in neighbouring states such as Ghana, ________, and Cameroon.
BeninGabonCôte d'IvoireGuinea-Bissau

Question 4: After the Spanish conquest, Nahuatl remained the lingua franca of ________.
Viceroyalty of New SpainSpanish East IndiesSpanish EmpireMexico

Question 5: Aramaic, the native language of the Assyrians, Chaldeans, Syriacs, became the lingua franca of the ________ and the western provinces of the Persian Empire, and was adopted by conquered races such as the Hebrews.
AssyriaAkkadian EmpireBabyloniaSumer

Question 6: In the 15th century, during the Malacca Sultanate, Malay was used as a lingua franca in the Malay archipelago, by the locals as much as by the traders and artisans that stopped at ________ via the Straits of Malacca.

Question 7: The Sango language is a lingua franca developed for intertribal trading in the ________.
Burkina FasoNigerCentral African RepublicCôte d'Ivoire

Question 8: English is one of the six ________ (the other five being French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish).
Bengali languageEnglish languageLanguages of the European UnionOfficial languages of the United Nations

Question 9: For a significant portion of its history, Yiddish was the primary spoken language of the ________.
AntisemitismAshkenazi JewsJewish ethnic divisionsSephardi Jews

Question 10: While Nepali is closely related to the ________-Urdu complex and is mutually intelligible to a degree, it has more Sanskritic derivations and fewer Persian or English loan words.
HindiHindustani languagePunjabi languageIndo-Aryan languages

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