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What did it mean at Pentecost that the people “spoke in tongues”?

When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. Acts 2:1-4
            At Pentecost, after the Holy Spirit swooped down into their lives, the people spoke in other languages or tongues from many nations.  Individuals not fluent in those languages suddenly spoke those languages.  It seemed to give the people an open door to go take the word of God to all these places.  These places were in the Middle East, but also Africa and Asia (verses 8-11).  The theme of the moment said “Go and tell others!”