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

Geosector 2= AUSTRALASIA



Covers the "North-Australia" reference area (within the "Australian" hypothesis).

Comprising 21 sets of languages (85 outer languages) spoken or formerly spoken by hunter-gatherer communities (or descendants of former hunter-gatherers) across the far-north of Australia.

Only 14 among 298 surviving outer-languages in zones 28= and 29= (marked ¸) are likely to have totalled 1,000 or more voices each in 1999: see note under geozone 29=.

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