Vietnamese is an Austroasiatic language spoken primarily in Vietnam, where it is the official language, as well as in diaspora communities around the world. It has over 90 million speakers worldwide. Vietnamese has a unique writing system, which uses the Latin alphabet with some additional characters. It has a relatively simple grammar structure compared to other languages, with a system of tones and verb conjugations. Vietnamese has been influenced by various languages, including Chinese and French, and is known for its literature, music, and art. It is an important language for trade, tourism, and culture in Southeast Asia.