WORLD LANGUAGES SEARCHABLE DATABASE
(UPDATED TO NA-DENE)

The following database includes all the 3,807 languages (both living and extinct) spoken in Eurasia (Europe, Middle East, Central and South East Asia), the Pacific (Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia, New Zealand and Hawaii) and America (in progress). Eventually, it will be extended with all the languages spoken in America and Africa (see LANGUAGE CLASSIFICATION for updates).

CLASSIFICATION includes the linguistic family (uppercase) and the main linguistic groups (lowercase). Higher phyla and lower groups are detailed in the corresponding entry. The labels "criollo" (creole) and "sabir" (pidgin) indicate mixed languages (in which the lexifier or base is included in parentheses and the substrate language is mentioned under the DIALECT field).

COUNTRIES, WRITING SYSTEM and TYPOLOGY list the data in a decreasing order of number/frequency (so identical names in reverse order are not recursive, but relevant information).

SPEAKERS refers only to native speakers of a language (i.e., those who have it as their mother tongue or first language). The reference date is 2010.

The original names of some languages need special encoding and might return blank squares in the database file.

NOTE: The actual number of languages is two less than the languages listed in the database because the latter include "Inuit" and "Yupik," which are dialect continuums of the Eskimo-Aleut family included together with their composing local dialects (different enough to be considered languages on their own).

LANGUAGE
OPTION 1 (recommended): DATA INPUT
Free
text. Broad search (non-context sensitive).
Spanish name (OK)
English name (OK)
Original name (TESTING)
OPTION 2: SELECT MENU
Narrow search (context sensitive).
Spanish name (TESTING)
English name (TESTING)
Original name (TESTING)
DIALECTS (TESTING)
CLASSIFICATION (OK)
COUNTRIES (OK)
WRITING SYSTEM (TESTING)
TYPOLOGY (OK)
SPEAKERS RANGE (OK)