The Linguasphere Register

of the world’s languages and speech communities


Key to the World’s languages - La clé des langues du monde

10 sectors & 100 zones of reference for the location of & classification of languages.

10 secteurs & 100 zones de référence pour la location & la classification des langues.

Isolated languages & independent language groups,
coded within 5 GEOSECTORS comprising 25 geozones & 25 independent phylozones.

Langues isolées & groupes linguistiques indépendants,
codifiés sous 5 GÉOSECTEURS comprenant 25 géozones & 25 phylozones indépendantes.


Languages belonging to one of five major language families,
coded within 5 PHYLOSECTORS subdivided into 5 x 10 phylozones.

Langues appartenant à une des cinq familles linguistiques majeures,
codifiées sous 5 PHYLOSECTEURS sousdivisées en 5 x 10 phylozones.

See also

  • Baroda and Hyderabad resolution on the development of Bhashiki A new linguistics for the 21st century

    “The meetings of Indian linguists from more than twenty universities and institutions, convened in association with the Bhasha Research Centre Baroda by the Department of Linguistics at MS University Baroda on 10th-12th December 1997 and by the Department of Linguistics at the Telugu University Hyderabad on 22nd-24th December 1997, on the occasion of the visit to India of the Director of the Linguasphere Observatory, wish to thank the Vice-Chancellors of both universities for having provided this opportunity for a strategic discussion on the diversity of languages in South Asia and the (...)

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