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

Geosector 8= SOUTH-AMERICA



Covers the "Amazon" reference area, composed of sets not covered by any phylozone.

Comprising 22 sets of languages (= 55 outer languages) spoken by communities in the Amazon basin of South America.

Including (with zone 81=) a number of languages sometimes known as ’macú’, ’makú’, ’maco’, an unscientific term applied by outsiders to certain indigenous communities in the interior of Colombia and Venezuela, and in adjacent Brazil.

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