The Linguasphere Register

of the world’s languages and speech communities

The linguascale

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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 "Rift-Valley" reference area (composed of sets not covered by any phylozone).

Comprising 4 sets of languages (= 7 outer languages) spoken by hunter-gatherer or former hunter-gatherer communities in Northeast Africa, along the Rift Valley.

Set 07-A has a hypothetical link to languages in the 1=Afro-Asian phylosector. Set 07-B forms part of the "East Sudanic" hypothesis (with languages in zones 04= and 05=). Sets 07-C and 07-D are parts of the "wider Khoisan" hypothesis (with languages in zones 08= and 09=).

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