Latin is an extinct language. In other words, there are no native speakers of it. Latin was the language that the ancient Romans spoke, but over time it fell out of use. However, all of the Romance languages, a large group of related languages, were born from Latin. Romance languages include Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Italian.
Even though Latin is an extinct language, many people still study it in school and use it. Why is that?
First of all, Latin has always been the preferred language of the Catholic religion.Priests often speak it in church and it is used in Vatican, where the Pope lives.
But many students all over the world choose to study Latin for a variety of reasons. Since it is the mother of so many other languages, it can help you to understand where words in those languages came from. If you understand Latin grammar, it can also make grammar in those other languages seem easier. In addition, Latin is the source of many scientific, legal, and political words. Learning it can help one to understand manyaspects of Western Civilization.