Why C is known as the mother language?

C is commonly referred to as the mother language as it is generally considered to be one of the most prominent programming languages. Since its development in 1972, it has gone on to become the most widely used programming languages of all time. Most of the compilers, JVMs, and kernals in use today are written in C.

Additionally, most of the other programming languages that developed after C have borrowed heavily from it, including but not limited to C++, D, Go, Rust, Java, JavaScript, Limbo, LPC, C#, Objective-C, Perl, PHP, Python, Swift, Verilog and Unix's C shell. C is responsible for introducing the core concepts like array, functions, file handling, etc. that are used in these languages.

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