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



Covers the "Karen" or Pwo + Sgaw set, part of the "Sino-Tibetan" ("Sino-Indian") continental affinity.

Comprising 1 set of languages (= 12 outer languages) spoken by communities in central Southeast Asia.

The Karen set constitutes an independent component of the "Sino-Tibetan" affinity, and is no longer considered part of the intermediate "Tibeto-Burman" affinity.

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