In what programming language was the Linux kernel written?

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The Linux kernel is the most im­por­tant part of Linux op­er­at­ing system, written by Linus Torvalds in 1991. Most of its code is written in C, with some GCC ex­ten­sion­s.

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flagBulgaria
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flagSwitzerland
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flagthe United Kingdom
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flagRepublic of Ireland
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flagNorway
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flagthe United States
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flagGermany
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flagUnknown
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