The Linguasphere Register

of the world’s languages and speech communities

The linguascale

Change sector or zone

Geosector 0= AFRICA

Phylosector 1= AFRO-ASIAN

Geosector 2= AUSTRALASIA

Phylosector 3= AUSTRONESIAN

Geosector 4= EURASIA

Phylosector 5= INDO-EUROPEAN

Geosector 6= NORTH-AMERICA

Phylosector 7= SINO-INDIAN

Geosector 8= SOUTH-AMERICA

Phylosector 9= TRANSAFRICAN



Covers the Songhay+Sahaq set (part of the "Nilo-Saharan" hypothesis; and part of the "Mande+Songhai" hypothesis).

Comprising 1 set of languages (= 5 outer languages) spoken by communities in West and Northwest Africa, along the Middle Niger valley and on the Saharan fringes.

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