Ethnologue: Languages of Africa and Europe, Twenty-Second Edition

Ethnologue: Languages of Africa and Europe, 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 Africa and Europe. It includes:

  • 2,474 language descriptions organized by continent and country
  • 20,112 primary names, alternate names, and dialect names
  • 108 country overviews with graphical language vitality profiles
  • 83 color maps showing location and distribution of languages

The individual pictured on the front cover is a Keliko man in Uganda, Africa; image by Kirby O’Brien. The fabric on the cover is from Uganda, Africa; image by Marc Ewell. The font glyph on the cover is Doulos SIL Cyrillic small letter “be.” The font glyph on the back cover is the SIL Andika Latin small letter “u” with a tilde above and a dot below.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781556714450
Publisher: SIL International, Global Publishing
Publication date: 05/20/2019
Series: Ethnologue , #22
Pages: 656
Sales rank: 1,124,864
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations 6

Introduction 7

How to Use This Book 23

Part I: Statistical Summaries 33

Global Summary 35

Africa 39

Europe 45

Part II: Language Listings 51

Africa 53

Europe 303

Other Languages 375

Bibliography 379

Part III: Language Maps 389

Africa 391

Europe 463

Part IV: Indexes 491

Language Name Index 493

Language Code Index 639

Country Index 655

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