Babies can start talking as early as 8 months; they may repeat the word you say or the usual mama and dada. My little girl started to respond to her name and say the word dada and bee (mommy) at exactly 12 months. By the age of 2, she can put at least 2 words together and can point parts of the body. Can perfectly say the word mommy although some words are pronounced incorrectly, but I could still understand her. Now that she is 3 years old, she talks well, can sing, and chant rhymes.
Not all babies/children are the same, some learns early and some late but if you’re worried about your child’s language development, it is always best to talk to your Doctor, as a Doctor may help to get your child referred to a speech and language therapist.