Ethnologue: Languages of Asia, Twenty-Second Edition

Ethnologue: Languages of Asia, 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 Asia. It includes:

  • 2,341 language descriptions organized by continent and country
  • 17,822 primary names, alternate names, and dialect names
  • 53 country overviews with graphical language vitality profiles
  • 78 color maps showing location and distribution of languages

The individual pictured on the front cover is from Thailand; image by Marc Ewell. The fabric wrapping the cover is from China: image by Marc Ewell . The cover font glyph is SIL Vai. The font glyph on the back cover is the Dai Banna SIL Book, New Tai Lue letter “High Na.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781556714474
Publisher: SIL International, Global Publishing
Publication date: 05/20/2019
Series: Ethnologue , #22
Pages: 630
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.38(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations 6

Introduction 7

How to Use This Book 23

Part I: Statistical Summaries 33

Global Summary 35

Asia 39

Part II: Language Listings 47

Asia 49

Other Languages 355

Bibliography 363

Part III: Language Maps 377

Asia 379

Part IV: Indexes 477

Language Name Index 479

Language Code Index 615

Country Index 629

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