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

Ethnologue: Languages of Africa and Europe, Twenty-First 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
  • 19,851 primary names, alternate names, and dialect names
  • 108 country overviews with graphical language vitality profiles
  • 81 color maps showing location and distribution of languages

The individual pictured on the front cover is from the Central Africa Republic; image by Zeke du Plessis. The fabric on the cover is African; SIL International archive. The font glyph on the cover is Alkalami SIL. The font glyph on the back cover is the Abyssinica SIL Ethiopic syllable “GYA.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781556714337
Publisher: SIL International, Global Publishing
Publication date: 04/27/2018
Pages: 642
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.38(d)

Table of Contents



How to Use This Book

Part I: Statistical Summaries

Global Summary



Part II: Language Listings



Other Languages


Part III: Language Maps



Part IV: Indexes

Language Name Index

Language Code Index

Country Index

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