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

Phylosector 3= AUSTRONESIAN



Covers the "Formosan" grouping, part of the "Austronesian" intercontinental affinity.

Comprising 11 sets of languages (= 24 outer languages) spoken by communities on Taiwan island (Formosa).

The languages covered by this zone display the greatest degree of internal diversity within the "Austronesian" affinity, but have been largely submerged by [79] Min-nan (Chinese).

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