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

Phylosector 1= AFRO-ASIAN



Covers the "Omotic", former "West Cushitic" grouping within the "Afro-Asiatic" or "Hamito-Semitic" intercontinental affinity (and part of the former "wider Cushitic" hypothesis within that intercontinental affinity).

Comprising 6 sets of languages (= 30 outer languages) spoken by communities in Northeast Africa, in the western Ethiopian highlands between Lake Tana and Lake Turkana, centered on the Omo basin (whence the term "Omotic").

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