As you can see by all these answers, no one really knows for sure. Many languages have a claim to being an old language. Like Sanskrit, which isn't really spoken all that much anymore, or chinese. (even Latin, which lots of people know how to speak, but is technically "dead" because no country uses it as an "official" language) But considering so many of these "old languages" have evolved and changed so much over the years/decades, etc. I would say you can't really claim the version that's spoken now is the same as the version that was spoken... a thousand years ago, for example. So, the answer to your question is, no one knows for sure. Many people will claim different answers as being right, for different reason, but no one person can claim to be absolutely right when they claim a specific language as the oldest still spoken language. (well, they can claim all they want, technically, but there'll always be someone who says that person is wrong, so...)
I think its both Tamil AND Sanskrit (Sanskrit is still used in many parts of India), as the Indian myths suggest that both were created at the same time (almost, with the difference of a drum-beat, Sanskrit being created first....) :)
It's greek because it has been used even before the languages above. It is also the oldest because it has its roots deep down in the languages. Most of the words and phrases we use today are from the Greek language. Hope this helped !
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The oldest language spoken is that of the Oromo. They are predominantly located in Ethiopia, Sudan and Kenya. The Oromos speak an Ancient Cushitic dialect known as Oromo or Afaan Oromo. When meeting someone who speaks the language the words may sound very gutteral or implosive. They also believe that this is the language of the Creators. This language predates back to even before the Predynastic Period 10,500 B.C.E. I hope this helps.
i am sorry.but all of you are wrong.the oldest language is enochian. it was the language in wich Enoch(a man from the bible) wrote in. this was supposedly the language that the angels , Micheal, Gabriel,Ariel, Raphael etc. had spoken back then. look it up on here on images & you'll probably find it. it looks pretty cool.but there are very,very few people that can speak this language.you'd be extremely lucky if you found someone who could.well hope this helped.