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 6= NORTH-AMERICA



Covers the "Meso-America" reference area.

Comprising 11 sets of languages (= 87 outer languages) spoken by communities in southern North America (Meso-America), from Michoacán to the Pacific-facing side of Honduras, Nicaragua and northern Costa Rica.

The first set in this geozone (69-A) comprises the complex "Oto-Manguean" set of languages, spoken by communities located from Mexico to Costa Rica, and the second set (69-B) covers the "Mayan" languages, spoken or formerly spoken by communities in Mexico, Guatemala and Belize and associated with development of the traditional Mayan hieroglyphic script.

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