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Fledgling Languages

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007 Small experimental language with a license to macro.
ABS Scripting language that works best when you're scripting on your terminal.
Adamant High performance language with deterministic safe resource management, and guaranteed thread safety.
Aime Simple, C like programming language and an application embeddable interpreter.
Albatross Programming language with static verification, a proof assistant and a theorem prover.
Amber High-level programming language with self-extension.
Ante Multi-paradigm compiled systems language.
Ash Object-oriented, imperative and interpreted language that compiles to Java bytecode.
Avail Multi-paradigmatic language whose feature set emphasizes support for articulate programming.
Bard Object-oriented, dynamic Lisp-like language.
Battlestar Different take on assembly, with the goal of creating tiny executables.
Blacklight Multithreading concatenative stack-based language.
Boomslang Static language that uses indentation for blocks.
Brat Little language for people who don't like to be told what to do.
C2 C2 is an evolution of C; it keeps the good element, while changing the bad.
Céu Concurrent and reactive language that offers a safer and higher-level alternative to C.
Cali-Lang Interpreted object oriented language based on Java.
ChaiScript Easy to use embedded scripting language for C++.
Citrine Combination of Smalltalk, Self and JavaScript with PHP-like tags.
Coconut Coconut is a simple, elegant, Pythonic functional programming language that compiles to Python.
Cone Fast, fit, friendly, and safe systems programming language.
Crema Sub-Turing Complete language with focus on security.
Crystal Compiled language with Ruby syntax and type inference.
Cuneiform Open and general functional language for large-scale data analysis.
Curv Language for making art using mathematics that supports full color, animation and 3D printing.
Dao Dynamic OO language with a BNF-like macro system for defining new syntax.
Dashrep A text-manipulation programming language that saves coding time and debugging time
Duck Simple scripting language based on the idea of duck-typing
Earl Grey Little language that compiles to JavaScript.
eC C-style object-oriented language for simple native cross-platform development.
Egison World's first language with non-linear pattern-matching against unfree data types.
Ela Simple, powerful modern functional language with state-of-art syntax.
ELENA General-purpose, pure object-oriented language with late binding.
Emily Dynamic language blending functional and object-oriented styles.
Eta Powerful language to build concurrent & distributed systems on the JVM.
Euphoria Powerful but easy-to-learn language with simple syntax and structure with consistent rules.
Evolve Interpreted language designed to be easy to use so anyone can pick it up and write a program.
FAUST Functional language specifically designed for real-time signal processing and synthesis.
Frege A non-strict, pure functional programming language like Haskell compiled to the JVM.
Futhark Data-parallel, functional array language designed to be compiled to highly performant GPU code.
Fuzuli A new general purpose programming language based on Lisp and Algol.
Gleam Statically typed functional programming language for building scalable concurrent systems.
Gluon Type inferred, functional, concise, written and interopable with Rust, designed for embedding.
Goat High-level, dynamic, weakly typed, prototype-based, multi-paradigm, and interpreted language.
Golo Lightweight dynamic language for the JVM
GorillaScript Compile-to-JavaScript language with macros, classes, parallel loops, and more.
Gosu A pragmatic language for the JVM.
Gravity Lightweight embeddable dynamic language with concurrency.
Gura Iterator-oriented programming language for data processing
Halunke Dynamic OO language with ideas traditionally described as "functional".
Hammer English-like xTalk programming language that uses real-life metaphors.
Hy Dialect of Lisp that’s embedded in Python.
Imba Server and client web programming language with DOM manipulation built in.
Javauto Java based automation programming language.
Jinx Embeddable scripting language with asynchronous and thread-safe operation by default.
Jolie First language for natively programming microservices.
Kitten Statically typed, stack-based functional programming language with concatenative semantics.
Koka A function-oriented language with effect inference.
L.B. Stanza Optionally-typed, prototype-based, compiled, general-purpose language
Lily Interpreted language with a focus on expressiveness and type safety.
Little Statically typed, C-like scripting language built on top of the Tcl/TK system.
Lobster A language for making games.
Loci Multi-paradigm systems programming language.
Luna A small, fast minimalistic language with cooperative thread concurrency.
Lux Functional, cross-platform, statically-typed Lisp.
LyteScript Stack-based, multi-paradigm programming language with minimal syntax.
Min Functional, concatenative language with a minimalist syntax and advanced REPL.
Mirah A language featuring static types, local type inference and a heavily Ruby-inspired syntax.
Mond An embedded scripting language for C#.
MoonScript A programmer friendly language that compiles to Lua.
Morfa General purpose language for building DSLs, especially for scientific computing.
Myrddin Simple, low level language with type checking and inference.
Myst Language for clarity from the start, flexibility when you need it, and efficiency where it matters.
Mythryl Fork of Standard ML/NJ to a more C like syntax.
Never Strongly typed, call by value, pure functional programming language.
Next Scripting Highly flexible, Tcl-based, object-oriented scripting language.
Nim A wide-spectrum language: partial type inference, "generics", GC, macros, indentation syntax.
OOC A programming language with objects, first-class functions, and pink unicorns.
Orange Imperative, statically typed, C++-like systems development language.
OwlSL Scripting language with a very similar syntax to that of C++ and C#.
P* Web programming language with C-like syntax.
Picat Logic-based multi-paradigm language intended for general-purpose applications.
Plasma Striking a balance between functional and imperative programming.
Pony Object-oriented, actor-model, capabilities-secure, high performance programming language.
Potion A small object- and mixin-oriented (traits) language by _why.
PROSE Language designed to simplify the development of small and large-scale networked applications.
PseudoD Interpreted language written in C++ with syntax completely in Spanish.
Pure Modern-style functional programming language based on term rewriting.
Purescript Haskell-like functional language compiling to Javascript.
Push Designed for evolutionary computation to be used as the language for evolving programs.
Pyret Functional scripting language designed for programming education.
Qore Embeddable multi-threaded programming language.
Quorum General purpose "evidence-based" language originally designed for blind progammers.
Rascal Metaprogramming language for source code manipulation.
Red Compiled programming language strongly inspired by REBOL.
Ring General-purpose multi-paradigm scripting language that can be embedded in C/C++ projects.
Rix Efficient language with power of C and the convenience of a high level language.
Shen A portable functional programming language running on Lisp.
Sink Minimal language for embedding small scripts in larger programs.
Spiral Functional language with intentional polymorphism and first-class staging.
Spry Smalltalk and Rebol inspired language implemented in Nim.
Strato Attempt at a programming language without any reserved words.
Streem Stream-based concurrent scripting language.
Terra A statically-typed, high-performance low-level counterpart to Lua.
Tethercode Like Python 3, but with static scoping, no significant whitespace and compile-to-binary.
TXR Combination of pattern-based text extraction language and an innovative Lisp dialect.
uLisp Very small Lisp interpreter for Arduino microcomputers
Verve Functional language for the working hacker.
Whiley Hybrid programming language with extended static checking.
Wren Small, clean, fast, class-based scripting language for embedding.
Yeti ML style functional programming language that runs on the JVM.
Zig Open-source language designed for robustness, optimality, and clarity.
Zimbu Static, object-oriented language by the author of vim.

Unmoderated Entries

Dragon a dynamic programming language.
ETAC ETAC™ (pronounced: E-tack) is a general purpose dictionary and stack based interpreted script programming language fully capable of traditional high-le...
GraRLS Graphics Programing Language
Janet Functional and imperative Lisp-like language and bytecode interpreter.
Kit Programming language designed for creating concise, high performance cross-platform applications
Lean Open source theorem prover and programming language
One An open source, self-hosted, bootstrapping system programming language. It is easy to build, reliable, and efficient performance software.
V Simple, fast, safe language with an extremely fast compiler

Inactive Languages

AmbientTalk Actor-based distributed language for programs deployed in mobile ad hoc networks.
Ark Systems programming language written in Go and compiles to LLVM IR.
Atomy Programmable programming language targeting the Rubinius VM.
Babar Little language for machines with speech acts.
Brace Dialect of C that looks like Python.
Circa Language designed for live coding.
Clever Dynamically typed, multi-paradigm programming language written in C++.
Cobra .NET/Mono language with optional typing and contracts.
Deca Higher-level systems programming language.
Fancy Dynamic, object-oriented programming language heavily inspired by Smalltalk, Ruby and Erlang.
Gelo An extensible extension programmable programming language written in Go, for Go.
Gremlin A graph-based programming language.
Harlan Declarative LISP-like language for GPU programming.
Hue A functional programming language using LLVM
IPL Language using intuitionistic type theory without recursive types.
JSOL Interpreted language with JSON syntax
Kal Clean JavaScript alternative without callbacks and simple syntax.
lviv Stack-based, reverse Polish notation functional programming language
Mars Hybrid imperative/declarative higher-order language with automatic destructive update.
Pez A small, lightweight, public domain, portable, highly nonstandard dialect of Forth.
Pliant Began as a programming language, now a full development system.
rhoScript Strongly-typed stack-based concatinatitive language intended for code golfing.
Roy Statically typed, functional language that compiles to JavaScript.
Saffire Object-oriented scripting language mixing Python, PHP, and Ruby.
Skew Web-first, cross-platform programming language with an optimizing compiler.
Slate Prototype-based, multi-dispatch object-oriented language that runs in a live environment.
Solid Minimalist interpreted language, with a clean object model and a tiny VM.
Spider Safe language embracing the good side of JavaScript and avoiding the bad side.
Tart Tart is a general-purpose, strongly-typed programming language for high-performance applications.
TeenyScript Superset of AutoIt which makes it more advanced.
Typo Programming language that runs in Haskell's type system.
Ur Functional, pure, statically typed, and strict with metaprogramming based on row types.
Vortex Embeddable high level scripting language that compiles to Lua.