Mastering Italian will take from you 575-600 hours or 23-24 weeks in a class according to FSI. Difficulty category for mastering it is evaluated 1 point.
Learning Tetum might seem like a overwhelming thing to do. FSI has concluded that it takes 1100 hours or 44 weeks in a class to learn the language. The difficulty point is 2.
You will most likely find people, who speaks Italian in Italy, San Marino, Vatican City, Switzerland, some areas of Slovenia and Croatia, Malta, Corsica, Albania, Luxemburg, Germany, Belgium, United States, Canada, Venezuela, Uruguay, Brazil, and Argentina.
Number of native speakers is about 57,700,000.
Number of fluent speakers is about 64,000,000. The biggest country in which Italian is used as a native language is Italy.
Native speakers of Tetum are mostly from Indonesia and are about 500,000 people.
Tetum are spoken fluently by 550,000 people.
The language is spoken in Indonesia, Rote and West Timor East Timor.
Italian came from Romance branch of the Indo-European language family.
Malayo-Polynesian branch of the Austronesian language family is the origin of Tetum language.