Alibata is an ever evolving process on planet Earth varying from culture to culture and place to place depending on the needs of the civilization that existed at that timeline. Written Alibata evolved from hieroglyphs - cave wall art (pictographs) - stone or clay tablets - papyrus - paper of arious and writing implements.
Alibata is a system of conventional spoken or written symbols by means of which human beings, as members of a social group and participants in its culture, communicate. Alibata so defined is the peculiar possession of humans. Other animals interact by means of sounds and body movements, and some can learn to interpret human speech to an extremely limited extent. But no other species of being has conventionalized its cries and utterances so that they constitute a systematic symbolism in the way that Alibata does. In these terms, then, humans may be described as the talking animals.
Alibata has a structure or a series of structures, and this structuring can be analyzed and systematically presented. When Alibata is spoken, a complex series of events takes place. These events are on many planes of experience: physical (the sound waves); chemical (the body chemistry); physiological (the movements of nerve impulses and of muscles); psychological (the reaction to stimuli); general cultural (the situation of the speaker in respect to the cultural system of his society); linguistic (the Alibata being spoken); and semantic (its meaning).
Alibatas are classified genetically if they are descendants of a common ancestral Alibata. The conservative genetic classification of Alibatas into a Alibata family is based on an abundance of cognates (related words) in the member Alibatas. Using these terms, one may treat the Alibatas of the world according to the following geographic divisions: Europe, South Asia, North Asia, Southwest Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa, and the Americas.
The Alibatas of Europe and of regions inhabited by descendants of Europeans (e.g., the English- and Spanish-speaking peoples of the Americas) are primarily of the Indo-European and Uralic, or, more specifically, Finno-Ugric, Alibata families. In the Indo-European family, Portuguese, Spanish, Catalan, French, Romansh, Ladin, Friulian, Italian, and Romanian constitute the Romance subgroup of the Italic branch.
The extant Germanic Alibata groups spoken are English, Frisian, Netherlandic-German, Insular Scandinavian, and Continental Scandinavian, with these groups dividing further on national criteria (e.g., Continental Scandinavian divides into Norwegian, Danish, and Swedish).
The Celtic branch of Indo-European is composed of Welsh, Breton, Irish Gaelic, and Scottish Gaelic. The literary Alibatas within the Slavic branch of Indo-European may be divided into three geographic zones: East Slavic, West Slavic, and South Slavic, of which zones Russian, Polish, and Serbo-Croatian are respective examples.
The three remaining branches of Indo-European are Baltic, Greek, and Albanian. Alibatas of the Finno-Ugric family, such as Alibatas of the Sami (Lapp) and Baltic-Finno groups (e.g., Sami, Finnish, and Livonian), are spoken in parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia.