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Let us begin by assuring the reader that this is not a paper on linguistics and the reader does not need any specialized knowledge to understand it. We show that anyone who can read can see that all the languages of the world are connected in aMoreLet us begin by assuring the reader that this is not a paper on linguistics and the reader does not need any specialized knowledge to understand it. We show that anyone who can read can see that all the languages of the world are connected in a single “global web”. In fact these names must be the remnants of an ancient “One World Tongue”. In this paper some appreciation of elementary statistics is needed since we present our unique new analysis of “Quantitative Linguistics” that measures the strength of links between languages not just the fact of their existence. The result is a list of remarkable consistency that places all the groups of languages in an ordered sequence that we believe reflects the time order of migrations from Africa.All these studies are possible because of the plain fact that, no matter what language you speak, you use names for parts of the human body that are matched by similar or identical names in other languages that are remote from your own in every sense – geographical, historical, cultural, or racial. We are able to show this because we have collected and studied names from over 750 languages spread across the whole world. This study is unique with no parallel in linguistics.The fact that there are English names similar to other Indo European languages such as Spanish or Latvian will cause no surprise. However here we show that the matches extend to all other groups and regions such as African, Indonesian, Papua, Australia, the many islands of the Pacific Ocean, Japan and Korea, and, most clearly to the many Native American tongues. In fact here we give a groundbreaking analysis of over 750 languages across the world and have shown that they are all linked together.The fundamental fact of worldwide identities can only be understood if we accept that the names are remnants of an ancient single worldwide tongue, indeed perhaps the “First World Language”.The lead document our One World Tongue series in which we give the basic evidence for worldwide links is entitled Part 1- A Global Web of Names. There we discuss our selection of data and its analysis and present examples of names for every one of the hundred parts of the human body and its secretions.The second Kindle document extends the One World Tongue series and is entitled Part 2- Africa to Easter Island. There we show that there are “chains” of names that run from a probable origin in Africa through all intermediate regions and languages to the most remote Pacific Ocean island of Rapanui (once called Easter Island).The third Kindle document in the “One World Tongue: series is entitled Part 3: The Little Dark People and discusses the language links with a distinctive physical group of people who are short, dark, with curly hair and are called “Negritos”.The present document is the fourth in the “One World Tongue” series and is entitled “Part Four, Migration from Africa”. It is a unique study embracing all the languages of the World that not only shows links to Africa but also measures how strong or weak these links are. It is strongly numerical and in fact we may claim to have devised a new field of “Quantitative Linguistics”. Here we have calculated the numbers of common names or links between Africa and regions and language groups across the world. We have then grouped these numbers in “ordered Tables” listing all links from lowest to highest links with Africa. We believe that the numbers or strengths of these links indicate the dating of migrations from that region.This “numerical linguistics” is a unique synthesis showing the strengths of linkage between languages of our language studies that shows the migration of mankind throughout the world.