Ethnologue: Languages of the Americas and the Pacific, Twenty-Second Edition

Ethnologue: Languages of the Americas and the Pacific, Twenty-Second Edition


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Ethnologue® is the comprehensive reference work that catalogs all the known living languages in the world today. It has been an active research project for more than 60 years. Thousands of linguists and other researchers all over the world rely on and have contributed to the Ethnologue®. It is widely regarded to be the most comprehensive listing of information of its kind. Ethnologue® is published in three volumes. Each volume is self-contained and can be used independently. This volume catalogs the languages of the Americas and the Pacific. It includes:

  • 2,644 language descriptions organized by continent and country
  • 15,598 primary names, alternate names, and dialect names
  • 81 country overviews with graphical language vitality profiles
  • 75 color maps showing location and distribution of languages

The individual pictured on the front cover is from Oaxaca, Mexico; image by Rebeca Cruz Galvan. The fabric wrapping the cover is from Peru, image by Marc Ewell. The font glyph on the front cover is Charis SIL Latin small letter "Dezh" digraph. The glyph on the back cover is the Doulos SIL Latin letter "A" with ogonek.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781556714467
Publisher: SIL International, Global Publishing
Publication date: 05/20/2019
Series: Ethnologue , #22
Pages: 552
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.19(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations 6

Introduction 7

How to Use This Book 23

Part I: Statistical Summaries 33

Global Summary 35

Americas 39

Pacific 47

Part II: Language Listings 53

Americas 55

Pacific 199

Other Languages 313

Bibliography 319

Part III: Language Maps 329

Americas 331

Pacific 381

Part IV: Indexes 415

Language Name Index 417

Language Code Index 535

Country Index 551

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