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At its peak, the Roman empire spanned 1,062,000 mi. over parts of Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. As a result, people from modern day Portugal to Saudi Arabia began speaking Latin.

After the Roman empire collapsed, which of the following happened?

A

Latin continued as a Lingua France despite the collapse of the empire.

B

Pidgin languages became creole languages, known as the Romance languages.

C

Language divergence, as a result of isolation, created the Romance languages.

D

Without Latin as a standard language, the romance languages reemerged.

E

Without Latin as an official language, the romance languages emerged

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