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GEOGRAPHIC LANGUAGE MUSEUM
Last Updated: 21 February 2011


On this page you can listen to 20-25 hours of clear textual recordings in 528 languages organized geographically so that you can compare the sounds of the languages spoken in a particular region of the world. Many if not most of the languages presented here are endangered and have little or no other documentation. Thus, these recordings of a comprehensible text can serve as a resource to study them as well as to document their existence in the event of their extinction.





The Background of these Language Museums:

The audio New Testaments that form the specimens in these museums are produced by the Faith Comes by Hearing project of Hosanna Ministries. As this organization pursues its spiritual goal, it is also producing a linguistic resource of incalculable value and making great strides towards documenting and preserving the endangered languages of the world. Because of the missionary orientation of the producers, these museums are strong in rare and exotic tongues, though they lack specimens in some of the most commonly studied Western European languages.

Apart from the wide variety of languages offered, these scriptural recordings are special for another reason, namely their audio quality. Rather than being simply read by a single voice, the great majority of them are performed in a lively and exciting narrative style as audio-dramas by up to 180 different voices, accompanied by tastefully appropriate theme music. As you browse through the collection, if you find a specimen that you would like to own, you may download a copy for free by clicking on the widget. To download additional versions, you will be prompted to install an Audio Bible Ambassador program. If you wish to keep a copy, I would encourage you to download it sooner rather than later, as from time to time there are interruptions in the streaming, and sometimes languages cease to be available altogether, so the fact that you find it today does not necessarily mean you will be able to listen to or download it tomorrow. Each complete version is about 620 MB, and while those from larger and more popular languages generally download rather quickly, those from small and obscure languages can take many, many hours, but by becoming an Ambassador and hosting it on your computer, you will expedite its further distribution.

The organization of the languages on widget is, in principle, alphabetical. However, many of the world's languages have various names and/or can be spelled in a variety of ways. Thus, the rare and exotic language you are looking for may be on the widget, but you may not be able to find it simply by scrolling down. As I myself first listened, enthralled, to the entire sampling both of languages for which I had unsuccessfully sought audio recordings for years, and of many more languages I had never heard or even heard of before, I began a process of systematically identifying and classifying exactly what I was listening to by tracking it down, sometimes with great difficulty, on Ethnologue, and the result is the two organizational schemes I offer here for facilitated listening and study: the genetic language family museum and the geographic language museum.


Suggested Procedure for Visiting the Museums:

Whether you are simply browsing casually through the collection, listening systematically and comparatively to the members of a certain family or the languages of a certain region of the world, or actively using these recordings to study a particular language, I would recommend that you open both museums in separate tabs (click to open the Language Family Museum now as well). Scroll down the page of the museum you are visiting in order to find the name of the language you want to listen to, then play the selection on the widget in the other museum so as not to lose your place on the list you are perusing. To find the language on the widget, type its name in the "search language" slot that will appear when you click on the arrow between "English" and "Matthew."

Please note that you certainly need not listen to the default beginning of the Gospel of Matthew Chapter 1 - simply click on the arrows to select other books and chapters. As Matthew 1 opens with a dry genealogical listing of names, it would be better to begin linguistic sampling with John 1: "In the beginning was the Word..."

As indicated above, even if you have no other resources at all, the 20-25 hours of recording of a text whose meaning you can understand by reading in a language known to you as you listen to this new one should enable you to use these audio New Testaments to actively study and learn a language. Of course, it would be ideal to have more resources, at very least a text or transcript in the language itself. Unfortunately, many of the languages offered here are so rare and exotic that these do not seem to be readily available, but you may find some at the World Bible Translation Center, at Biblica, at the SWORD Project, or at the Unbound Bible. Failing that, the music in these audio-dramas can be used as a cue to your position in the text as it is the same in almost all versions. So, listen to the same chapter and verse in a language you understand first, then to the new language so as to keep your orientation.

If you are actively looking for a short sound sample of a specific language that is not available here, you may well find it at the Global Recording Network, a similar project that claims to have some degree of Christian message or teaching (although nothing on the scale of a complete New Testament) in 5,800 languages.


Legend:

Italics indicate languages not found on the widget - these are mainly popular or commonly studied Western European languages from lands that have long been Christian. I have put them on the lists because I know visitors will search for them, and I hope that some may be able to provide sources for them. FCBH does make and sell audio-drama New Testaments for a number of these, and I will provide direct links to alternate sources when I can find them.

Blue type indicates that I cannot classify the language. Any assistance in identifying these blue languages would be greatly appreciated.

Burgundy underlining of a language name indicates a link to an alternate site for listening to the New Testament in that language.

Please if you notice any problems with these museums or have any suggestions for improving them.


Region
Main Country
Name
Alternate Names
Family
Speakers
Africa - Central
DRC
Bangala
Ngala
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Northwest, C, Bangi-Ntomba (C.40), Lusengo
2,750,000
Africa - Central
Congo
Kikongo
Koongo, Kongo, Konga, Congo, Kikoongo
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, H, Kongo (H.10)
5,955,908
Africa - Central
Congo
Kiluba
Luba, Luba-Kasai, Luba-Lulua, Luva, Tshiluba, Western Luba, Luba-Shaba, Luba-Katanga
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, L, Luba (L.30)
6,300,000
Africa - Central
Congo
Kituba
Kibulamatadi, Kikongo Commercial, Kikongo Simplifié, Kikongo Ya Leta, Kikongo-Kutuba, Kileta, Kikoongo, Munukutuba
Creole, Kongo based
5,360,000
Africa - Central
Congo
Lingala
Ngala
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Northwest, C, Bangi-Ntomba (C.40), Lusengo
2,141,300
Africa - Central
Chad
Massana
Masana, “Banana” , Masa, Massa
Afro-Asiatic, Chadic, Masa
233,000
Africa - Central
Chad
Mbay
Mbai, Mbay Moissala, Mbaye, Moissala Mbai, Sara Mbai
Nilo-Saharan, Central Sudanic, West, Bongo-Bagirmi, Sara-Bagirmi, Sara, Sara Proper
88,300
Africa - Central
Chad
Moundang
Mundang, Kaele, Moundan, Nda
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Adamawa-Ubangi, Adamawa, Mbum-Day, Mbum, Northern, Tupuri-Mambai
235,700
Africa - Central
Congo
Munukutuba
Kituba, Kikoongo
Creole, Kongo based
1,160,000
Africa - Central
Chad
Nangjere
Nancere, Nanjeri, Nanchere, Nantcere, Nangcere, Nangtchere
Afro-Asiatic, Chadic, East, A, A.2, 1
81,000
Africa - Central
Chad
Ngambay
Gamba, Gambaye, Gamblai, Ngambai, Sara, Sara Ngambai
Nilo-Saharan, Central Sudanic, West, Bongo-Bagirmi, Sara-Bagirmi, Sara, Sara Proper
896,000
Africa - Central
Congo
Ngbandi, Northern
Baza, Mongwandi, Ngwandi
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Adamawa-Ubangi, Ubangi, Ngbandi
250,290
Africa - Central
DRC
Otetela
Tetela, Sungu
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Northwest, C, Tetela (C.80)
750,000
Africa - Central
Chad
Sar
Sara, Sara Madjingay
Nilo-Saharan, Central Sudanic, West, Bongo-Bagirmi, Sara-Bagirmi, Sara, Sara Proper
183,000
Africa - Central
Congo
Tshiluba (Luba-Kasai)
Luba-Lulua, Luva, Western Luba
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, L, Luba (L.30)
6,300,000
Africa - Central
Chad
Gulei
Gulay, Goulai, Goulaye, Goulei, Gulai
Nilo-Saharan, Central Sudanic, West, Bongo-Bagirmi, Sara-Bagirmi, Sara, Sara Proper
163,000
Africa - Central - Southern
Zambia
Koande (Luba-Kaonde)
Kaonde, Chikahonde, Chikaonde, Kawonde
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, L, Kaonde (L.40)
243,000
Africa - Central-East
Rwanda
Kinyarwanda
Rwanda, Ikinyarwanda, Orunyarwanda, Ruanda, Urunyaruanda
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, J, Rwanda-Rundi (J.60)
7,504,900
Africa - Central-West
Cameroon
Bafia
Bekpak, Rikpa, Rikpa’, Ripey
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Northwest, A, Bafia (A.50)
60,000
Africa - Central-West
Cameroon
Bafut
Befe, Bufe, Fu, Fut
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Wide Grassfields, Narrow Grassfields, Mbam-Nkam, Ngemba
105,000
Africa - Central-West
Cameroon
Bamun
Bamoum, Bamoun, Bamum, Shupamem
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Wide Grassfields, Narrow Grassfields, Mbam-Nkam, Nun
215,000
Africa - Central-West
Cameroon
Bana
Baza, Ka-Bana, Koma, Mizeran, Parole des Bana
Afro-Asiatic, Chadic, Biu-Mandara, A, A.3
23,000
Africa - Central-West
Cameroon
Basaa
Basa, Bassa, Bicek, Bikyek, Bisaa, Mbele, Mee, Mvele, Northern Mbene, Tupen
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Northwest, A, Basaa (A.40)
230,000
Africa - Central-West
Cameroon
Bulu
Boulou
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Northwest, A, Yaunde-Fang (A.70)
858,000
Africa - Central-West
Cameroon
Denya
Agnang, Anyah, Anyan, Anyang, Eyan, Nyang, Obonya, Takamanda
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Mamfe
11,200
Africa - Central-West
Cameroon
Douala
Diwala, Duala, Dualla, Dwala, Dwela
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Northwest, A, Duala (A.20)
87,700
Africa - Central-West
Gabon
Fang
Pahouin, Pamue
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Northwest, A, Yaunde-Fang (A.70)
1,027,900
Africa - Central-West
Cameroon
Fulfulde Adamawa
Adamawa Fulani, Biira, Boulbe, Domona, Dzemay, Eastern Fulani, Foulfoulde, Ful, Fula, Fulbe, Fulfulde, Gapelta, Palata, Paldena, Paldida, Pelta Hay, Peul, Peulh, Pladina, Pule, Pullo, Sanyo, Taareyo, Zaakosa, Zemay
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Atlantic, Northern, Senegambian, Fulani-Wolof, Fula, Eastern
919,600
Africa - Central-West
Cameroon
Guiziga
Gisiga, Gisika, Giziga
Afro-Asiatic, Chadic, Biu-Mandara, A, A.5
80,000
Africa - Central-West
Cameroon
Jukun
Jukun Takun, Diyu, Njikum
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Jukunoid, Central, Jukun-Mbembe-Wurbo, Jukun
2,451
Africa - Central-West
Cameroon
Kako
Kaka, Dikaka, Mkako, Nkoxo, Yaka
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Northwest, A, Kako (A.90)
119,460
Africa - Central-West
Cameroon
Kom
Bamekon, Bikom, Kong, Nkom
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Wide Grassfields, Narrow Grassfields, Ring, Center
233,000
Africa - Central-West
Cameroon
Koonzime
Djimu, Dzimou, Kooncimo, Koozhime, Koozime, Nzime, Zimu
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Northwest, A, Makaa-Njem (A.80)
30,000
Africa - Central-West
Cameroon
Kwanja
Kondja, Konja
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Northern, Mambiloid, Mambila-Konja, Konja
20,000
Africa - Central-West
Cameroon
Limbum
Bojiin, Limbom, Llimbumi, Ndzungle, Ndzungli, Njungene, Nsungali, Nsungli, Nsungni, Wimbum
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Wide Grassfields, Narrow Grassfields, Mbam-Nkam, Nkambe
73,000
Africa - Central-West
Cameroon
Mandara
Wandala, Mandara Montagnard, Ndara
Afro-Asiatic, Chadic, Biu-Mandara, A, A.4, Mandara Proper, Mandara
43,500
Africa - Central-West
Cameroon
Medumba
Bagangte, Bamileke-Medumba, Bangangte
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Wide Grassfields, Narrow Grassfields, Mbam-Nkam, Nun
210,000
Africa - Central-West
Cameroon
Mofa
Mafa, “Matakam,” Natakan
Afro-Asiatic, Chadic, Biu-Mandara, A, A.5
140,910
Africa - Central-West
Cameroon
Mofu-Gudur
Mofou, Mofou de Goudour, Mofu South, Mofu-Sud
Afro-Asiatic, Chadic, Biu-Mandara, A, A.5
60,000
Africa - Central-West
Cameroon
Ngiemboom
Bamileke-Ngiemboon, Bamileke-Ngyemboon, Nguemba, Ngyemboon
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Wide Grassfields, Narrow Grassfields, Mbam-Nkam, Bamileke
250,000
Africa - Central-West
Gabon
Nzebi
Njebi, Bandzabi, Injebi, Ndjabi, Ndjevi, Njabi, Yinjebi, Yinzebi
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Northwest, B, Njebi (B.50)
135,100
Africa - Central-West
Cameroon
Pidgin (Cameroon)
Cameroon Creole English, Wes Cos
Creole, English based, Atlantic, Krio
2,000,000
Africa - Central-West
Cameroon
Tupuri (Tupari)
Dema, Honya, Mata, Ndoore, Ndore, Tongoyna, Toubouri, Toupouri, Tuburi, Wina
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Adamawa-Ubangi, Adamawa, Mbum-Day, Mbum, Northern, Tupuri-Mambai
229,000
Africa - Central-West
Cameroon
Yamba
Bebaroe, Boenga Ko, “Kaka” , Kakayamba, Mbem, Mbubem, Muzok, Swe’nga
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Wide Grassfields, Narrow Grassfields, Mbam-Nkam, Nkambe
40,800
Africa - East
Uganda
Acholi
Acoli, Acooli, Akoli, Atscholi, Dok Acoli, Gang, Log Acoli, Luo, Lwo, Lwoo, Shuli
Nilo-Saharan, Eastern Sudanic, Nilotic, Western, Luo, Southern, Luo-Acholi, Alur-Acholi, Lango-Acholi
1,215,000
Africa - East
Ethiopia
Amharic
Abyssinian, Amarigna, Amarinya, Ethiopian
Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, South, Ethiopian, South, Transversal, Amharic-Argobba
17,528,500
Africa - East
Ethiopia
Bench (Gimra)
Dizu, Ghimarra, Gimarra, Gimira
Afro-Asiatic, Omotic, North, Gonga-Gimojan, Gimojan, Ometo-Gimira, Gimira
173,123
Africa - East
Ethiopia
Borana
Oromo Borana-Arsi-Guji, Afan Oromo, “Galla” , “Galligna” , “Gallinya” , Southern Oromo
Afro-Asiatic, Cushitic, East, Oromo
3,823,600
Africa - East
Tanzania
Chigogo Gogo
Kigogo
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, G, Gogo (G.10)
1,440,000
Africa - East
Tanzania
Datooga
Datog, Datoga, “Mangati” , Tatog, Tatoga, Taturu
Nilo-Saharan, Eastern Sudanic, Nilotic, Southern, Tatoga
87,800
Africa - East
Kenya
Digo
Chidigo, Kidigo
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, E, Nyika (E.40), Mijikenda
305,000
Africa - East
Kenya
Gikuyu
Gekoyo, Gigikuyu, Kikuyu
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, E, Kikuyu-Kamba (E.20)
7,180,000
Africa - East
Ethiopia
Guji (Gugi)
Oromo, Borana-Arsi-Guji
Afro-Asiatic, Cushitic, East, Oromo
3,823,600
Africa - East
Ethiopia
Gumuz
Bega, Bega-Tse, Debatsa, Debuga, Dehenda, Gombo, Gumis, Gumuzinya, Mendeya, “Shankilligna” , “Shankillinya” , “Shanqilla” , Sigumza
Nilo-Saharan, Komuz, Gumuz
160,000
Africa - East
Ethiopia
Hadiyya
Adea, Adiya, Adiye, Hadia, Hadiya, Hadya
Afro-Asiatic, Cushitic, East, Highland
924,000
Africa - East
Kenya
Kalenjin

Nilo-Saharan, Eastern Sudanic, Nilotic, Southern, Kalenjin, Nandi-Markweta, Nandi
1,626,725
Africa - East
Uganda
Karimojong
Karamojong, Karimonjong
Nilo-Saharan, Eastern Sudanic, Nilotic, Eastern, Lotuxo-Teso, Teso-Turkana, Turkana
260,000
Africa - East
Kenya
Kiembu
Embu
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, E, Kikuyu-Kamba (E.20)
429,000
Africa - East
Tanzania
Kihehe
Hehe
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, G, Bena-Kinga (G.60)
805,000
Africa - East
Tanzania
Kiiraqw
Iraqw,  Erokh, Iraku, Kiiraqw, Mbulu, Mbulunge
Afro-Asiatic, Cushitic, South
462,000
Africa - East
Kenya
Kikamba
Kamba, Kekamba
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, E, Kikuyu-Kamba (E.20)
3,960,000
Africa - East
Tanzania
Kimashami
Machame, Machambe
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, E, Chaga (E.30)
300,000
Africa - East
Tanzania
Kimochi
Mochi, Kimoshi, Moshi, Mosi, Old Moshi
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, E, Chaga (E.30)
597,000
Africa - East
Tanzania
Kinyakyusa
Nyakyusa-Ngonde, Ikingonde, Ikinyakyusa, Konde, Kukwe, Mombe, Ngonde, Nkonde, Nyakusa, Nyekyosa, Nyikyusa, Sochile, Sokile, Sokili
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, M, Nyakyusa (M.30)
1,105,000
Africa - East
Burundi
Kirundi
Rundi, Urundi
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, J, Rwanda-Rundi (J.60)
4,851,000
Africa - East
Tanzania
Kisukuma
Sukuma
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, F, Sukuma-Nyamwezi (F.20)
5,430,000
Africa - East
Tanzania
Kiswahili
Swahili, Kisuaheli
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, G, Swahili (G.40)
(30),787,630
Africa - East
Tanzania
Kivunjo
Vunjo, Kiwunjo, Wunjo
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, E, Chaga (E.30)
300,000
Africa - East
Uganda
Kupsapiny
Kupsabiny, Kuksabin, Sapei, Sebei
Nilo-Saharan, Eastern Sudanic, Nilotic, Southern, Kalenjin, Elgon
181,000
Africa - East
Uganda
Luganda
Ganda
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, J, Nyoro-Ganda (J.10)
4,130,000
Africa - East
Kenya
Luo
Dholuo,  Kavirondo Luo, Nilotic Kavirondo
Nilo-Saharan, Eastern Sudanic, Nilotic, Western, Luo, Southern, Luo-Acholi, Luo
4,410,000
Africa - East
Kenya
Maasai
Masai
Nilo-Saharan, Eastern Sudanic, Nilotic, Eastern, Lotuxo-Teso, Lotuxo-Maa, Ongamo-Maa
1,045,000
Africa - East
Zambia
Mambwe-Lungu
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, F, Tongwe (F.10)
674,000
Africa - East
Kenya
Oluluyia
Luyia
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, J, Masaba-Luyia (J.30), Luyia
1,558,529
Africa - East
Kenya
Oromo West Central
Afan Oromo, “Galla” , Oromiffa, Oromoo
Afro-Asiatic, Cushitic, East, Oromo
8,922,200
Africa - East
Kenya
Pökoot
Pakot, Pökot, Suk
Nilo-Saharan, Eastern Sudanic, Nilotic, Southern, Kalenjin, Pokot
334,400
Africa - East
Tanzania
Ruhaya
Haya,  Ekihaya, Kihaya, Ziba
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, J, Haya-Jita (J.20)
1,300,000
Africa - East
Uganda
Runyankore-Rukiga
Nyankore, Nkole, Nyankole, Runyankole, Ulunyankole, Ulunyankore
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, J, Nyoro-Ganda (J.10)
2,330,000
Africa - East
Kenya
Sabaot
“Mt. Elgon Maasai” , Sebei
Nilo-Saharan, Eastern Sudanic, Nilotic, Southern, Kalenjin, Elgon
279,000
Africa - East
Ethiopia
Tigrinya
Tigrigna, Tigray
Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, South, Ethiopian, North
5,791,710
Africa - East
Kenya
Turkana
Buma, Bume, Turkwana
Nilo-Saharan, Eastern Sudanic, Nilotic, Eastern, Lotuxo-Teso, Teso-Turkana, Turkana
476,200
Africa - East
Ethiopia
Wolaitta
Wolaytta,   Borodda, Ometo, Ualamo, Uba, Uollamo, Walamo, Wallamo, Welamo, Wellamo, Wolaita, Wolataita, Wolayta, Wollamo
Afro-Asiatic, Omotic, North, Gonga-Gimojan, Gimojan, Ometo-Gimira, Ometo, Central
1,230,000
Africa - East ?
Kenya ?
Lukakamega (Kakamega)
No ethnologue listing
No ethnologue listing
No listing
Africa - North
Egypt
Arabic (Egyptian)
Lower Egypt Arabic, Masri, Massry, Normal Egyptian Arabic
Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic
53,990,000
Africa - Northeast
Sudan
Arabic (Sudanese)
Khartoum Arabic
Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic
16,833,000
Africa - Northeast
Sudan

Nilo-Saharan, Eastern Sudanic, Nilotic, Western, Dinka-Nuer, Dinka
1,350,000
Africa - Northeast
Sudan
Jur Modo
Jur, Modo
Nilo-Saharan, Central Sudanic, West, Bongo-Bagirmi, Bongo-Baka, Morokodo-Beli
100,000
Africa - Northeast
Sudan
Uduk
Burun, Kebeirka, Korara, Kumus, Kwanim Pa, Othan, Twampa
Nilo-Saharan, Komuz, Koman
20,000
Africa - South
South Africa
Afrikaans

Indo-European, Germanic, West, Low Saxon-Low Franconian, Low Franconian
4,934,950
Africa - South
Zambia
Chibemba
Bemba, Chiwemba, Ichibemba, Wemba
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, M, Bemba (M.40)
3,602,000
Africa - South
Botswana
Gikwe (Gwi)
Dcui, Gcwi, G|wi, G|wikhwe, G!wikwe
Khoisan, Southern Africa, Central, Tshu-Khwe, Southwest
2,500
Africa - South
South Africa
Isixhosa
Xhosa,  “Cauzuh” , Koosa, Xosa
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, S, Nguni (S.40)
7,817,300
Africa - South
South Africa
Isizulu
Zulu, Zunda
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, S, Nguni (S.40)
10,349,100
Africa - South
Botswana
Kalanga
Bakaa, Chikalanga, Ikalanga, Kalana, Kanana, Makalaka, Sekalaña, Tjikalanga, Wakalanga, Western Shona
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, S, Shona (S.10)
850,000
Africa - South
Zambia
Lamba
Chilamba, Ichilamba
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, M, Bisa-Lamba (M.50), Lamba
219,000
Africa - South
Zambia
Lozi
Kololo, Rotse, Rozi, Rutse, Silozi, Tozvi
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, S, Sotho-Tswana (S.30)
722,600
Africa - South
Botswana
Setswana
Tswana, Beetjuans, Chuana, Coana, Cuana, Sechuana
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, S, Sotho-Tswana (S.30), Tswana
4,521,700
Africa - South
Zimbabwe
Shona
Chishona, “Swina” , Zezuru
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, S, Shona (S.10)
10,759,200
Africa - South
Swaziland
Siswati
Swati, Isiswazi, Phuthi, Swazi, Tekela, Tekeza
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, S, Nguni (S.40)
2,034,200
Africa - South
South Africa
Sotho, Northern
Pedi, Sepedi, Transvaal Sotho
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, S, Sotho-Tswana (S.30), Sotho, Northern
4,101,000
Africa - South
Lesotho
Sotho, Southern
Sesotho, Sisutho, Souto, Suthu, Suto
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, S, Sotho-Tswana (S.30), Sotho, Southern
6,024,000
Africa - South
South Africa
Tsonga
Shangaan, Shangana, Shitsonga, Thonga, Tonga
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, S, Tswa-Ronga (S.50)
3,669,000
Africa - South
South Africa
Venda
Chivenda, Tshivenda
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, S, Venda (S.20)
1,064,000
Africa - South-Central
Angola
Kimbundu
Dongo, Kimbundo, Kindongo, Loanda Mbundu, Loande, Luanda, Lunda, Mbundu, N’bundo, Nbundu, Ndongo, North Mbundu
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, H, Mbundu (H.20)
3,000,000
Africa - South-Central
Angola
Umbundu
M’bundo, Mbali, Mbari, Mbundu Benguella, Nano, Ovimbundu, South Mbundu, Umbundo
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, R, South Mbundu (R.10)
4,002,880
Africa - Southeast
Malawi
Chichewa Nyanja
Chewa, Chinyanja
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, N, Nyanja (N.30)
8,660,000
Africa - Southeast
Mozambique
Chisena (Sena)
Cisena
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, N, Senga-Sena (N.40), Sena
1,340,000
Africa - Southeast
Mozambique
Chitonga (Tonga)
Bitonga, Inhambane, Shengwe, Tonga-Inhambane
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, S, Chopi (S.60)
375,000
Africa - Southeast
Malawi
Chitumbuka (Tumbuka)
Tamboka, Tambuka, Timbuka, Tombucas, Tumboka
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, N, Tumbuka (N.20)
1,142,000
Africa - Southeast
Malawi
Chiyao (Yao)
Achawa, Adsawa, Adsoa, Ajawa, Ayao, Ayawa, Ayo, Chiyao, Djao, Haiao, Hiao, Hyao, Jao, Veiao, Wajao
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, P, Yao (P.20)
1,916,000
Africa - Southeast
Mozambique
Gitonga
Tonga Gy Khogani, Nyambe (Cinyambe), Sewi (Gisewi)
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, S, Chopi (S.60)
375,000
Africa - Southeast
Mozambique
Lomwe
Acilowe, Alomwe, Chilowe, Cilowe, Elomwe, Ilomwe, Ingulu, Lomue, Mihavane, Mihavani, Mihawani, Ngulu, Nguru, Walomwe, Western Makua
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, P, Makua (P.30)
1,500,000
Africa - Southeast
Mozambique
Ndau
Chindau, Ndzawu, Njao, Sofala, Southeast Shona
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, S, Shona (S.10)
2,380,000
Africa - Southeast
Mozambique
Ronga
Xironga, Gironga, Shironga
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, S, Tswa-Ronga (S.50)
722,000
Africa - Southeast
Mozambique
Txitxopi (Chopi)
Cicopi, Copi, Shichopi, Shicopi, Tschopi, Txopi
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, S, Chopi (S.60)
760,000
Africa - Southeast
Mozambique
Xitshwa (Tshwa)
Tswa,  Kitshwa, Sheetshwa, Shitshwa
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, S, Tswa-Ronga (S.50)
1,180,000
Africa - West
Togo
Adele
Bedere, Bidire, Gadre, Gidire
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Kwa, Nyo, Potou-Tano, Basila-Adele
27,300
Africa - West
Ghana
Akan Akuapem

Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Kwa, Nyo, Potou-Tano, Tano, Central, Akan (Fanti)
555,000
Africa - West
Ghana
Akan Asante

Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Kwa, Nyo, Potou-Tano, Tano, Central, Akan (Twi)
2,800,000
Africa - West
Ghana
Akan Fante

Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Kwa, Nyo, Potou-Tano, Tano, Central, Akan (Fanti)
1,900,000
Africa - West
Côte d’Ivoire
Alladian
Alladyan, Allagia, Allagian
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Kwa, Nyo, Avikam-Alladian
23,000
Africa - West
Ghana
Anufo
Chakosi, Chokosi, Kyokosi, Tchokossi, Tiokossi
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Kwa, Nyo, Potou-Tano, Tano, Central, Bia, Northern
137,600
Africa - West
Mali
Bambara
Bamanakan, Bamanankan
Niger-Congo, Mande, Western, Central-Southwestern, Central, Manding-Jogo, Manding-Vai, Manding-Mokole, Manding, Manding-East, Northeastern Manding, Bamana
2,772,340
Africa - West
Liberia
Bandi
Bande, Gbande, Gbandi, Gbunde
Niger-Congo, Mande, Western, Central-Southwestern, Southwestern, Mende-Loma, Mende-Bandi, Bandi
107,000
Africa - West
Côte d’Ivoire
Baoule (Wawle)
Baule, Bawule
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Kwa, Nyo, Potou-Tano, Tano, Central, Bia, Northern
2,130,000
Africa - West
Benin
Bariba (Boatonum)
Baatonum, Baatombu, Baatonu, Barba, Barganchi, Bargawa, Bargu, Baruba, Berba, Bogung, Burgu
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Gur, Bariba
560,000
Africa - West
Liberia
Bassa
Gbor, Gba Sor, Mabahn, Hwen Gba Kon, Central Bassa, Rivercess Bassa
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Kru, Western, Bassa
408,730
Africa - West
Togo
Bassar
Ntcham, Ncam, Basar, Basare, Basari, Bassar, Bassari, Natchamba, Ncham, Tobote
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Gur, Central, Northern, Oti-Volta, Gurma, Ntcham
157,000
Africa - West
Côte d’Ivoire
Bété Daloa
Daloua Bété, Northern Bété
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Kru, Eastern, Bete, Western
130,000
Africa - West
Ghana
Bimoba
Moar, Moor
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Gur, Central, Northern, Oti-Volta, Gurma, Moba
120,000
Africa - West
Ghana
Birifor, Southern
Birifo, Ghana Birifor
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Gur, Central, Northern, Oti-Volta, Western, Northwest, Dagaari-Birifor, Birifor
129,310
Africa - West
Burkina Faso
Bissa
Bisa
Niger-Congo, Mande, Eastern, Eastern, Bissa
582,000
Africa - West
Burkina Faso
Bobo Madaré, Southern
Black Bobo, Bobo, Bobo Fi, Bobo Fing
Niger-Congo, Mande, Western, Northwestern, Soninke-Bobo, Bobo
312,000
Africa - West
Ghana
Buli
Bulisa, Guresha, Kanjaga
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Gur, Central, Northern, Oti-Volta, Buli-Koma
150,000
Africa - West
Nigeria
Bura (Bura-Pabir)
Babir, Babur, Barburr, Bourrah, Burra, Huve, Huviya, Kwojeffa, Mya Bura, Pabir
Afro-Asiatic, Chadic, Biu-Mandara, A, A.2, 1
250,000
Africa - West
Ghana
Chumburung
Kyongborong, Nchimburu, Nchummuru
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Kwa, Nyo, Potou-Tano, Tano, Guang, North Guang
69,000
Africa - West
Burkina Faso
Dagara
Dagaare, Dagaari, Dagari, Dagati, Degati, Dogaari, Northern Dagaare
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Gur, Central, Northern, Oti-Volta, Western, Northwest, Dagaari-Birifor, Dagaari
388,000
Africa - West
Ghana
Dagbani
Dagbamba, Dagbane, Dagomba
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Gur, Central, Northern, Oti-Volta, Western, Southeast
800,000
Africa - West
Côte d’Ivoire
Dan (East = Gweetaawu)
Da, Gio, Gio-Dan, Yacouba, Yakuba
Niger-Congo, Mande, Eastern, Southeastern, Guro-Tura, Tura-Dan-Mano, Tura-Dan
400,000
Africa - West
Côte d’Ivoire
Dan (West = Blowo)
Da, Gio, Gio-Dan, Yacouba, Yakuba
Niger-Congo, Mande, Eastern, Southeastern, Guro-Tura, Tura-Dan-Mano, Tura-Dan
400,000
Africa - West
Ghana
Dangme
Adangme
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Kwa, Nyo, Ga-Dangme
800,000
Africa - West
Ghana
Deg
Aculo, Buru, Degha, Janela, Mmfo, Mo
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Gur, Central, Southern, Grusi, Western
27,500
Africa - West
Benin
Ditammari
Ditamari, “Somba” , Tamari
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Gur, Central, Northern, Oti-Volta, Eastern
147,500
Africa - West
Nigeria
Ebira
Egbira, Egbura, Ibara, Igbarra, Igbira, Igbirra, Katawa, Kotokori, Kwotto
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Nupoid, Ebira-Gade
1,000,000
Africa - West
Côte d’Ivoire
Ebrié
Cama, Caman, Kyama, Tchaman, Tsama, Tyama
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Kwa, Nyo, Potou-Tano, Potou
75,900
Africa - West
Nigeria
Edo
Addo, Benin, Bini, Oviedo, Ovioba
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Edoid, North-Central, Edo-Esan-Ora
1,000,000
Africa - West
Nigeria
Efik
Calabar
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Cross River, Delta Cross, Lower Cross, Obolo, Efik
405,260
Africa - West
Nigeria
Eggon
Egon, Hill Mada, Mada Dutse, Mada Eggon, Mo Egon
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Plateau, Western, Southwestern, B
140,000
Africa - West
Nigeria
Ejagham
Ekoi
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Ekoid
116,700
Africa - West
Ghana
Éwé
Ebwe, Efe, Eibe, Eue, Eve, Gbe, Krepe, Krepi, Popo, Vhe
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Kwa, Left Bank, Gbe
3,112,000
Africa - West
Ghana
Farefare
Frafra, Gurenne, Gurune, Nankani, Ninkare
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Gur, Central, Northern, Oti-Volta, Western, Northwest
845,100
Africa - West
Nigeria
Fulfulde Nigerian
Kano-Katsina-Bororo Fulfulde
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Atlantic, Northern, Senegambian, Fulani-Wolof, Fula, East Central
1,710,000
Africa - West
Ghana
Ga
Accra, Acra, Amina, Gain
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Kwa, Nyo, Ga-Dangme
600,000
Africa - West
Côte d’Ivoire
Gban
Gagou, Gban
Niger-Congo, Mande, Eastern, Southeastern, Nwa-Ben, Ben-Gban
36,600
Africa - West
Ghana
Gikyode
Chode, Kyode
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Kwa, Nyo, Potou-Tano, Tano, Guang, North Guang
10,400
Africa - West
Nigeria
Gokana
Bodo, Bomu, Dere, Kibangha
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Cross River, Delta Cross, Ogoni, East
100,000
Africa - West
Nigeria
Gude
Cheke, Goude, Mapodi, Mapuda, Mocigin, Motchekin, Mudaye, Shede, Tchade
Afro-Asiatic, Chadic, Biu-Mandara, A, A.8
96,000
Africa - West
Burkina Faso
Gulmancema
Gourmanchéma, Goulmacema, Gourma, Gourmantche, Gulimancema, Gurma, Migulimancema
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Gur, Central, Northern, Oti-Volta, Gurma
813,000
Africa - West
Benin
Gun Alada (Gun Gbe)
Gun, Alada, Alada-Gbe, Egun, Goun, Gu, Gugbe, Seto-Gbe, Toli-Gbe
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Kwa, Left Bank, Gbe, Aja
579,000
Africa - West
Ghana
Hanga
Anga
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Gur, Central, Northern, Oti-Volta, Western, Southeast
6,800
Africa - West
Nigeria
Hausa
Abakwariga, Habe, Haoussa, Hausawa, Kado, Mgbakpa
Afro-Asiatic, Chadic, West, A, A.1
24,988,000
Africa - West
Nigeria
Higi
Kamwe, Higgi, Hiji, Vacamwe
Afro-Asiatic, Chadic, Biu-Mandara, A, A.3
300,000
Africa - West
Nigeria
Idoma

Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Idomoid, Akweya, Etulo-Idoma, Idoma
600,000
Africa - West
Nigeria
Igala
Igara
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Defoid, Yoruboid, Igala
800,000
Africa - West
Nigeria
Igbo
Ibo
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Igboid, Igbo
18,000,000
Africa - West
Nigeria
Igede
Egede, Igedde
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Idomoid, Akweya, Etulo-Idoma, Idoma
250,000
Africa - West
Togo
Igo
Achlo, Ago, Ahlõ, Ahlon, Ahlon-Bogo, Ahonlan, Anlo
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Kwa, Left Bank, Kposo-Ahlo-Bowili
6,000
Africa - West
Nigeria
Isoko
“Biotu” , “Igabo” , “Sobo”
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Edoid, Southwestern
423,000
Africa - West
Nigeria
Itsekiri
Isekiri, Chekiri, Irhobo, Iselema-Otu, Ishekiri, Iwere, Jekri, Selemo, Shekiri, Warri
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Defoid, Yoruboid, Edekiri
510,000
Africa - West
Nigeria
Izere
Afizare, Afizarek, Afusare, Feserek, Fezere, Fizere, Hill Jarawa, Izarek, Jarawa, Jarawan Dutse, Jari, Jos-Zarazon
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Plateau, Central, South-Central
50,000
Africa - West
Nigeria
Izon
Central-Western Ijo, Ijaw, Ijo, Izo, Uzo
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Ijoid, Ijo, West Ijo
1,770,000
Africa - West
Nigeria
Jju
Kache, Kaje, Kajji
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Plateau, Central, South-Central
300,000
Africa - West
Burkina Faso
Jula
Dioula, Dioula Véhiculaire, Diula, Djula, Dyoula, Dyula, Jula Kong, Kong Jula, Tagboussikan, Trade Jula
Niger-Congo, Mande, Western, Central-Southwestern, Central, Manding-Jogo, Manding-Vai, Manding-Mokole, Manding, Manding-East, Northeastern Manding, Bamana
1,229,000
Africa - West
Togo
Kabiyé
Cabrai, Cabrais, Kabre, Kabure, Kabye
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Gur, Central, Southern, Grusi, Eastern
730,000
Africa - West
Nigeria
Kalabari
Beraur
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Ijoid, Ijo, Eastern, Northeastern, Ibani-Okrika-Kalabari
258,000
Africa - West
Nigeria
Kanuri Central
Beriberi, Bornu, Kanouri, Kanoury, Yerwa Kanuri
Nilo-Saharan, Saharan, Western, Kanuri
3,240,500
Africa - West
Burkina Faso
Karabaro Eastern
Kar, Ker, Kler
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Gur, Senufo, Karaboro
40,610
Africa - West
Burkina Faso, Ghana
Kasem
Kasena, Kasim, Kassem, Kassena
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Gur, Central, Southern, Grusi, Northern
250,000
Africa - West
Nigeria
Khana
Kana, Ogoni
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Cross River, Delta Cross, Ogoni, East
200,000
Africa - West
Liberia
Kisi Southern
Gisi, Gizi, Kissi, Kissien
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Atlantic, Southern, Mel, Bullom-Kissi, Kissi
200,000
Africa - West
Liberia
Klao
Klaoh, Klau, Kroo, Kru
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Kru, Western, Klao
222,620
Africa - West
Nigeria
Koma
Kuma
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Adamawa-Ubangi, Adamawa, Leko-Nimbari, Duru, Voko-Dowayo, Vere-Dowayo, Vere-Gimme, Vere
35,000
Africa - West
Ghana
Konkomba
Likpakpaaln, Likoonli, Kom Komba, Kpankpam
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Gur, Central, Northern, Oti-Volta, Gurma
550,100
Africa - West
Guinea
Kpelle Guinea
Akpese, Gbese, Gerse, Gerze, Guerze, Kpele, Kpelese, Kpelesetina, Kperese, Kpese, Kpwessi, Northern Kpele, Pessa, Pessy
Niger-Congo, Mande, Western, Central-Southwestern, Southwestern, Kpelle
308,000
Africa - West
Liberia
Kpelle Liberia
Gbese, Kpele, Kpwessi, Pessa, Pessy
Niger-Congo, Mande, Western, Central-Southwestern, Southwestern, Kpelle
487,000
Africa - West
Sierra Leone
Krio
Creole, Patois
Creole, English based, Atlantic, Krio
493,470
Africa - West
Sierra Leone
Kuranko
Koranko
Niger-Congo, Mande, Western, Central-Southwestern, Central, Manding-Jogo, Manding-Vai, Manding-Mokole, Mokole
323,200
Africa - West
Ghana
Kusaal
Kusale, Kusasi
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Gur, Central, Northern, Oti-Volta, Western, Southeast, Kusaal
437,000
Africa - West
Nigeria
Kutep
Ati, “Jompre” , Kuteb, Kutev, Mbarike, Zumper
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Jukunoid, Yukuben-Kuteb
46,000
Africa - West
Togo
Lamba
Lama, Losso
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Gur, Central, Southern, Grusi, Eastern
177,000
Africa - West
Ghana
Lelemi
Buem, Lafana, Lefana
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Kwa, Nyo, Potou-Tano, Lelemi, Lelemi-Akpafu
48,900
Africa - West
Benin
Lokpa
Lukpa, Legba, Logba, Lugba, Dompago
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Gur, Central, Southern, Grusi, Eastern
63,600
Africa - West
Burkina Faso
Lyélé
Lele
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Gur, Central, Southern, Grusi, Northern
130,000
Africa - West
Nigeria
Mambila
Bang, Bea, Ble, Juli, Lagubi, Mambere, Mambilla, Mabila, Nor, Tagbo, Tongbo, Torbi
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Northern, Mambiloid, Mambila-Konja, Mambila
130,000
Africa - West
Ghana
Mampruli
Mamprule, Manpelle, Ngmamperli
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Gur, Central, Northern, Oti-Volta, Western, Southeast
220,000
Africa - West
Nigeria
Margi
Margi
Afro-Asiatic, Chadic, Biu-Mandara, A, A.2, 2
324,000
Africa - West
Sierra Leone
Mende
Boumpe, Hulo, Kossa, Kosso
Niger-Congo, Mande, Western, Central-Southwestern, Southwestern, Mende-Loma, Mende-Bandi, Mende-Loko
1,499,700
Africa - West
Togo
Moba
Ben, Moa, Moab, Moare
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Gur, Central, Northern, Oti-Volta, Gurma, Moba
190,800
Africa - West
Burkina Faso
Mòoré
Mole, Moose, More, Moshi, Mossi
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Gur, Central, Northern, Oti-Volta, Western, Northwest
5,061,700
Africa - West
Nigeria
Mumuye
Yoro
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Adamawa-Ubangi, Adamawa, Leko-Nimbari, Mumuye-Yandang, Mumuye
400,000
Africa - West
Nigeria
Mwaghavul
Sura
Afro-Asiatic, Chadic, West, A, A.3, Angas Proper, 1
295,000
Africa - West
Ghana
Nafaanra
Banda, Dzama, Gambo, Nafaara, Nafana, Pantera-Fantera
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Gur, Senufo, Nafaanra
61,000
Africa - West
Ghana
Ninkare
Farefare, Frafra, Gurenne, Gurune, Nankani
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Gur, Central, Northern, Oti-Volta, Western, Northwest
845,100
Africa - West
Ghana
Ntrubo
Delo, Ntribou, Ntribu
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Gur, Central, Southern, Grusi, Eastern
16,300
Africa - West
Burkina Faso
Nuni, Southern
Nibulu, Nouni, Nounouma, Nuna, Nune, Nunuma, Nuruma
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Gur, Central, Southern, Grusi, Northern
168,000
Africa - West
Nigeria
Nupe
Nupe-Nupe-Tako, Nufawa, Nupe, Nupeci, Nupecidji, Nupenchi, Nupencizi
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Nupoid, Nupe-Gbagyi, Nupe
800,000
Africa - West
Ghana
Nzema
Appolo, Nzima
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Kwa, Nyo, Potou-Tano, Tano, Central, Bia, Southern
328,700
Africa - West
Nigeria
Obolo
Andone, Andoni, Andonni
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Cross River, Delta Cross, Lower Cross, Obolo
200,000
Africa - West
Nigeria
Okrika
Kirike
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Ijoid, Ijo, Eastern, Northeastern, Ibani-Okrika-Kalabari
248,000
Africa - West
Ghana
Paasaal
Funsile, Pasaale, Pasaale Sisaala, Southern Sisaala
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Gur, Central, Southern, Grusi, Western
36,000
Africa - West
Nigeria
Rubasa
Basa,  Abacha, Abatsa, Basa-Benue, Bassa-Komo” , “Bassa-Kwomu” , Rubasa, Rubassa
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Kainji, Western, Basa
100,000
Africa - West
Burkina Faso
San (Samo) [Matya, Maya, or Southern?]
Sane
Niger-Congo, Mande, Eastern, Eastern, Samo
85,000
Africa - West
Senegal
Seereer
Serer Sine, Seex, Sereer, Serer, Serer-Sin, Sérère-Sine, Serrer, Sine-Saloum, Sine-Sine
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Atlantic, Northern, Senegambian, Serer
1,161,900
Africa - West
Ghana
Sehwi (Esahie)
Asahyue, Sefwi
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Kwa, Nyo, Potou-Tano, Tano, Central, Bia, Northern
250,000
Africa - West
Côte d’Ivoire
Senoufo, Cebaara
Senadi, Senari, Syenere, Tiebaara, Tyebala
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Gur, Senufo, Senari
862,000
Africa - West
Burkina Faso
Sisaala
Sisaali
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Gur, Central, Southern, Grusi, Western
13,000
Africa - West
Ghana
Sisaala, Tumulung
Hissala, Isaalung, Issala, Sisai, Sisala Tumu
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Gur, Central, Southern, Grusi, Western
105,000
Africa - West
Côte d’Ivoire
Tagbana (Senoufo)
Senoufo, Tagwana, Tagouna, Tagwana
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Gur, Senufo, Tagwana-Djimini
138,000
Africa - West
Ghana
Tampula
Tampele, Tamplima, Tampole, Tampolem, Tampolense, Tamprusi
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Gur, Central, Southern, Grusi, Western
16,000
Africa - West
Sierra Leone
Themne
Temen, Temne, Timene, Timmannee, Timne
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Atlantic, Southern, Mel, Temne, Temne-Banta
1,230,000
Africa - West
Nigeria
Tiv
“Munshi”
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Tivoid
2,210,000
Africa - West
Nigeria
Urhobo
Sobo
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Edoid, Southwestern
546,000
Africa - West
Ghana
Vagla
Kira, Konosarola, Paxala, Sitigo, Vagala
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Gur, Central, Southern, Grusi, Western
13,500
Africa - West
Guinea
Yalunka
Dialonke, Djallonke, Dyalonke, Jalonke, Jalunga, Yalunke
Niger-Congo, Mande, Western, Central-Southwestern, Central, Susu-Yalunka
104,500
Africa - West
Nigeria
Yoruba
Yariba, Yooba
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Defoid, Yoruboid, Edekiri
19,380,800
Africa - West
Nigeria
Yoruba (Iroyin Ayo???)
Yariba, Yooba
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Defoid, Yoruboid, Edekiri
19,380,800
Africa - Western
Guinea-Bissau
Crioulo Upper Guinea
Guinea-Bissau Creole, Kiryol, Kriulo, Portuguese Creole
Creole, Portuguese based
483,400
Africa - Western
Mali
Dogon Toro So
Bomu Tegu, Dogoso, Toro So
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Dogon
50,000
Africa - Western
Mali
Khassonke
Xaasongaxango, Kasonke, Kasso, Kasson, Khasonke, Khassonka, Khassonké, Xaasonga, Xasonga, Xasonke
Niger-Congo, Mande, Western, Central-Southwestern, Central, Manding-Jogo, Manding-Vai, Manding-Mokole, Manding, Manding-West
130,610
Africa - Western
Mali
Miniyanka
Mamara Senoufu, Mamara, Mianka, Minianka, Miniyanka, Minya, Minyanka, Tupiire
Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Gur, Senufo, Suppire-Mamara
738,000
Africa - Western
Mali
Tamasheq
Kidal, Kidal Tamasheq, Tamashekin, Timbuktu, Tomacheck, “Tuareg”
Afro-Asiatic, Berber, Tamasheq, Southern
281,200
Africa - Western
Niger
Zarma
Adzerma, Djerma, Dyabarma, Dyarma, Dyerma, Zabarma, Zarbarma, Zarmaci
Nilo-Saharan, Songhai, Southern
2,438,400
America - Central
Guatamala
Achi’, Cubulco

Mayan, Quichean-Mamean, Greater Quichean, Quichean, Quiche-Achi
48,300
America - Central
Guatamala
Aguacateco
Aguacatec, Awakateko
Mayan, Quichean-Mamean, Greater Mamean, Ixilan
18,000
America - Central
Costa Rica
Bribri
Talamanca
Chibchan, Talamanca
11,000
America - Central
Guatamala
Cakchiquel Occidental
Caqchiquel Occidental, Western Kaqchiquel
Mayan, Quichean-Mamean, Greater Quichean, Quichean, Cakchiquel
77,000
America - Central
Guatamala
Cakchiquel Santa María de Jesús
Kaqchikel Santa María de Jesús, Kach’ab’al Santa María de Jesús, Caqchiquel
Mayan, Quichean-Mamean, Greater Quichean, Quichean, Cakchiquel
18,000
America - Central
Guatamala
Cakchiquel Southwestern
Kaqchikel, Yepocapa Southwestern, Yepocapa Southwestern Cakchiquel
Mayan, Quichean-Mamean, Greater Quichean, Quichean, Cakchiquel
8,000
America - Central
Guatamala
Chorti
Ch'orti'
Mayan, Cholan-Tzeltalan, Cholan, Chorti
30,000
America - Central
Guatamala
Chuj San Mateo Ixtatán
Chuh, Chuhe, Chuj de San Mateo Ixtatán, Chuje
Mayan, Kanjobalan-Chujean, Chujean
31,600
America - Central
Guatamala
Chuj San Sebastián Coatán
Mayan, Kanjobalan-Chujean, Chujean
19,500
America - Central
Honduras
Garifuna
Black Carib, Caribe, Central American Carib, Garífuna
Arawakan, Maipuran, Northern Maipuran, Caribbean
195,800
America - Central
Guatamala
Ixil de Nebaj

Mayan, Quichean-Mamean, Greater Mamean, Ixilan
35,000
America - Central
Guatamala
Ixil de San Juan Cotzal
Mayan, Quichean-Mamean, Greater Mamean, Ixilan
16,000
America - Central
Guatamala
Jacalteco, Eastern
Eastern Jakalteko
Mayan, Kanjobalan-Chujean, Kanjobalan, Kanjobal-Jacaltec
11,000
America - Central
Guatamala
Jacalteco, Western
Western Jakalteko
Mayan, Kanjobalan-Chujean, Kanjobalan, Kanjobal-Jacaltec
88,000
America - Central
Guatamala
Kanjobal (Eastern)
Eastern Q’anjob’al, Conob, Kanhobal, Qanjobal, Santa Eulalia Kanjobal
Mayan, Kanjobalan-Chujean, Kanjobalan, Kanjobal-Jacaltec
77,700
America - Central
Guatamala
Kanjobal (Western)
Akateko, Acatec, Acateco, Conob, San Miguel Acatán Kanjobal, Western Q’anjob’al
Mayan, Kanjobalan-Chujean, Kanjobalan, Kanjobal-Jacaltec
58,600
America - Central
Guatamala
Kaqchikel Central
Cakchiquel, Kaqchiquel
Mayan, Quichean-Mamean, Greater Quichean, Quichean, Cakchiquel
132,000
America - Central
Guatamala
Kekchi
Q'eqchi', Cacche’, Kekchí, Kekchi’, Ketchi’, Quecchi’
Mayan, Quichean-Mamean, Greater Quichean, Kekchi
423,500
America - Central
Panama
Kuna San Blas
San Blas Cuna
Chibchan, Kuna
57,100
America - Central
Guatamala
Mam, Central
Comitancillo Mam, Mam Marquense, Mam Occidental, San Marcos Comitancillas Mam, Western Mam
Mayan, Quichean-Mamean, Greater Mamean, Mamean
100,000
America - Central
Guatamala
Mam, Northern
Huehuetenango Mam
Mayan, Quichean-Mamean, Greater Mamean, Mamean
200,000
America - Central
Guatamala
Mam, Southern
Mam Quetzalteco, Ostuncalco Mam, Quetzaltenango Mam, San Juan Ostuncalco Mam
Mayan, Quichean-Mamean, Greater Mamean, Mamean
125,000
America - Central
Guatamala
Mam, Todos Santos
Mam, Todos Santos Cuchumatán
Mayan, Quichean-Mamean, Greater Mamean, Mamean
60,000
America - Central
Belize
Maya Mopán
Mopane
Mayan, Yucatecan, Mopan-Itza
11,800
America - Central
Nicaragua
Mískito
Marquito, Mískitu, Mísquito, Mosquito
Misumalpan
183,000
America - Central
Guatemala
Pokomchí, Eastern
Eastern Poqomchi’, Pocomchí, Poconchí, Pokonchí, Tactic Pokomchí
Mayan, Quichean-Mamean, Greater Quichean, Pocom
42,200
America - Central
Guatamala
Quiché, Centro-Occidental
K’iche’, West Central,  Cantel Quiché, Southwestern
Mayan, Quichean-Mamean, Greater Quichean, Quichean, Quiche-Achi
250,000
America - Central
Guatamala
Quiché, Joyabaj
K’iche’, Joyabaj
Mayan, Quichean-Mamean, Greater Quichean, Quichean, Quiche-Achi
54,300
America - Central
Guatamala
Rabinal Achi'
Achi', Rabinal,  Rabinal K’iche’
Mayan, Quichean-Mamean, Greater Quichean, Quichean, Quiche-Achi
37,300
America - Central
Panama
Teribe
Naso, Nortenyo, Quequexque, Terraba, Tiribi, Tirribi
Chibchan, Talamanca
3,005
America - Central
Honduras
Tol (Tolpan)
Jicaque, Xicaque
Language isolate
300
America - Central
Guatamala
Tz’utujil Occidental de San Pedro
Tz’utujil, Western
Mayan, Quichean-Mamean, Greater Quichean, Quichean, Tzutujil
33,800
America - Central
Guatamala
Tzutujil Eastern
Tz’utujil, Eastern, Santiago Atitlán Tzutujil, Tzutuhil, Tzutujil Oriental
Mayan, Quichean-Mamean, Greater Quichean, Quichean, Tzutujil
50,000
America - Central
Guatamala
Uspanteco
Uspanteko
Mayan, Quichean-Mamean, Greater Quichean, Uspantec
3,000
America - Central
Panama
Wounaan
Woun Meu, Chanco, Chocama, Noanama, Noenama, Nonama, Waumeo, Waun Meo, Waunana, Wounmeu
Choco
6,000
America - North - Central
Montana
Crow
Apsaalooke
Siouan, Siouan Proper, Missouri Valley
4,280
America - North - Central
Arizona, New Mexico, Utah
Navajo
Navaho
Na-Dene, Nuclear Na-Dene, Athapaskan-Eyak, Athapaskan, Apachean, Navajo-Apache, Western Apache-Navajo
149,000
America - North - Central
Arizona
O'Othham (Papago Pima)
Tohono O’odham, Nebome, Nevome, O’odham, Upper Piman
Uto-Aztecan, Southern Uto-Aztecan, Sonoran, Tepiman
9,600
America - North - Central
Nevada
Paiute
Paviotso
Uto-Aztecan, Northern Uto-Aztecan, Numic, Western
1,630
America - North - North
Canada
Naskapi
Innu Aimun, Iyuw Iyimuuun
Algic, Algonquian, Central, Cree-Montagnais-Naskapi
1,180
America - North - North
Canada
Ojibwe
Ojibway, Ojibwa
Algic, Algonquian, Central, Ojibwa
30,505
America - North - North
Canada
Plautdietsch
Low German, Mennonite German, Mennoniten Platt
Indo-European, Germanic, West, Low Saxon-Low Franconian, Low Saxon
402,900
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Westcentral
Nomndaa, Ñomndaa
Oto-Manguean, Amuzgoan
23,000
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Southcentral

Oto-Manguean, Zapotecan, Chatino
11,000
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Southcentral
Chatino de Tataltepec
Lowland Chatino
Oto-Manguean, Zapotecan, Chatino
4,000
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Southcentral
Chinanteco de Comaltepec
Jmii’, Comaltepec Chinantec
Oto-Manguean, Chinantecan
2,000
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Southcentral
Chinanteco de Palantla
Chinanteco de San Pedro Tlatepuzco
Oto-Manguean, Chinantecan
25,000
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Eastcentral
Chinanteco de San Juan Lealao
Chinantec, Lealao
Oto-Manguean, Chinantecan
2,000
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Southcentral
Chinanteco de San Lorenzo Lalana
Chinetec, Lalana
Oto-Manguean, Chinantecan
10,500
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Southcentral
Chinanteco de Sochiapan
Sochiapan Chinantec
Oto-Manguean, Chinantecan
5,800
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Southcentral
Chinanteco de Tepetotutla
Tepetotula Chinantec
Oto-Manguean, Chinantecan
2,000
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Northern
Cora el Nayar
Cora de el Nayar
Uto-Aztecan, Southern Uto-Aztecan, Sonoran, Corachol
8,000
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Eastern
Huasteco Veracruz
Huasteco de Tantoyuca
Mayan, Huastecan
50,000
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Eastcentral
Huave San Mateo del Mar
Huavean
12,000
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Westcentral
Maya Yucatán
Peninsular Maya
Mayan, Yucatecan, Yucatec-Lacandon
706,000
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Southcentral
Mazateco de Ayautla
Ayautla Mazatec
Oto-Manguean, Popolocan, Mazatecan
3,700
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Eastcentral
Mixe de Atitlán
Northcentral Mixe, Atitlán Mixe, Northeastern Mixe
Mixe-Zoque, Mixe, Eastern Mixe
13,000
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Eastcentral
Mixe de Coatlán
Southeastern Mixe
Mixe-Zoque, Mixe, Eastern Mixe
5,000
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Eastcentral
Mixe de San Juan Juquila
Mixe, Juquila,  South Central Mixe
Mixe-Zoque, Mixe, Eastern Mixe
8,000
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Eastcentral
Mixe del Istmo
Isthmus Mixe, Eastern Mixe, Guichicovi Mixe, Mixe del Istmo
Mixe-Zoque, Mixe, Eastern Mixe
20,000
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Southcentral
Mixteco de San Juan Coatzospan, Teotitlán Mixtec
Oto-Manguean, Mixtecan, Mixtec-Cuicatec, Mixtec
5,000
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Southcentral
Mixteco de Jamiltepec
Mixtec, Jamiltepec, Eastern Jamiltepec-San Cristobal Mixtec
Oto-Manguean, Mixtecan, Mixtec-Cuicatec, Mixtec
10,000
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Southcentral
Mixteco de Ocotepec
Mixteco de Santo Tomás Ocotepec, Ocotepec Mixtec
Oto-Manguean, Mixtecan, Mixtec-Cuicatec, Mixtec
6,500
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Southcentral
Mixteco de Peñoles
Eastern Mixtec, Mixteco de San Mateo Tepantepec
Oto-Manguean, Mixtecan, Mixtec-Cuicatec, Mixtec
13,400
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Southcentral
Mixteco de Tezoatlán
Mixteco de Tezoatlán de Segura y Luna
Oto-Manguean, Mixtecan, Mixtec-Cuicatec, Mixtec
6,200
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Westcentral
Nahnu Otomí Mezquital
Hñahñu, Otomí del Valle del Mezquital
Oto-Manguean, Otopamean, Otomian, Otomi
100,000
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Westcentral
Nahuatl Guerrero
Guerrero Aztec, Náhuatl de Guerrero
Uto-Aztecan, Southern Uto-Aztecan, Aztecan, General Aztec, Aztec
150,000
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Southcentral
Nahuatl Norte de Oaxaca
Náhuatl del Norte de Oaxaca, Northern Oaxaca Nahuatl
Uto-Aztecan, Southern Uto-Aztecan, Aztecan, General Aztec, Aztec
9,000
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Southcentral
Nahuatl S. Puebla
Náhuatl del Sureste de Puebla, Tehuacán Náhuatl
Uto-Aztecan, Southern Uto-Aztecan, Aztecan, General Aztec, Aztec
92,000
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Eastern
Nahuatl, Central Huasteca
Uto-Aztecan, Southern Uto-Aztecan, Aztecan, General Aztec, Aztec
200,000
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Eastern
Nahuatl, Eastern Huasteca
Eastern Huasteca Aztec, Náhuatl de Hidalgo, Náhuatl de la Huasteca Oriental
Uto-Aztecan, Southern Uto-Aztecan, Aztecan, General Aztec, Aztec
410,000
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Westcentral
Otomi de Querétaro
Hñohño, Northwestern Otomi, Otomí de Querétaro, Western Otomi
Oto-Manguean, Otopamean, Otomian, Otomi
33,000
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Westcentral
Purepecha
Phorhépecha, Porhé, Tarascan, Tarasco
Tarascan
40,850
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Westcentral
Tepehua de Huehuetla
Tepehua de Hidalgo, Tepehua Huehuetla
Totonacan, Tepehua
3,000
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Western
Tepehuán de Durango (Sureste)
Tepehuán del Sureste, Tepehuano
Uto-Aztecan, Southern Uto-Aztecan, Sonoran, Tepiman, Southern Tepehuan
10,600
America - North - Southern
New Mexico
Tiwa, Southern

Kiowa Tanoan, Tewa-Tiwa, Tiwa
1,630
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Westcentral
Totonaco de la Sierra
Totonac, Highland, Sierra Totonac
Totonacan, Totonac
120,000
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Eastcentral
Tzeltal de Bachajón
Lowland Tzeltal, Tzeltal de Ocosingo
Mayan, Cholan-Tzeltalan, Tzeltalan
100,000
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Eastcentral
Tzeltal de Oxchuc
Cancuc, Chanal, Highland Tzeltal, Tenango, Tenejapa
Mayan, Cholan-Tzeltalan, Tzeltalan
90,000
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Eastcentral
Tzotzil, Chamula
Chamula
Mayan, Cholan-Tzeltalan, Tzeltalan
130,000
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Eastcentral
Tzotzil, Chenalhó
Chenalhó
Mayan, Cholan-Tzeltalan, Tzeltalan
35,000
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Southcentral
Zapoteco de Albaradas
Albarradas Zapotec, Zapoteco de Santo Domingo Albarradas
Oto-Manguean, Zapotecan, Zapotec
5,500
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Southcentral
Zapoteco de Amatlán
Zapotec Amatlán,   Dizhze, Zapoteco de San Cristóbal Amatlán, Zapoteco del Noreste de Miahuatlán
Oto-Manguean, Zapotecan, Zapotec
10,000
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Southcentral
Zapoteco de Cajonos
Southern Villa Alta Zapotec, Zapoteco de San Pedro Cajonos
Oto-Manguean, Zapotecan, Zapotec
5,000
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Southcentral
Zapoteco de Miahuatlán
Zapoteco de Miahuatlán
Oto-Manguean, Zapotecan, Zapotec
1,000
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Southcentral
Zapoteco de Ocotlán
Ocotlán Oeste Zapotec, Zapoteco del Poniente de Ocotlán
Oto-Manguean, Zapotecan, Zapotec
15,000
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Southcentral
Zapoteco de Ozolotepec
Zapotec, Ozolotepec
Oto-Manguean, Zapotecan, Zapotec
6,500
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Southcentral
Zapotec, Quioquitani y Quierí
Oto-Manguean, Zapotecan, Zapotec
4,000
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Southcentral
Guelavía, Western Tlacolula Zapotec, Zapoteco de San Juan
Oto-Manguean, Zapotecan, Zapotec
28,550
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Southcentral
Zapoteco de San Juan Mixtepec
Eastern Miahuatlán Zapotec, Zapoteco de San Juan Mixtepec
Oto-Manguean, Zapotecan, Zapotec
7,000
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Southcentral
Zapoteco de Santa Maria Quiegolani
Quiegolani Zapotec, Western Yautepec Zapotec, Zapoteco de Santa María Quiegolani
Oto-Manguean, Zapotecan, Zapotec
3,000
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Southcentral
Zapoteco de Texmelucan
Central Sola de Vega Zapotec, Papabuco, Zapoteco de San Lorenzo Texmelucan
Oto-Manguean, Zapotecan, Zapotec
4,100
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Southcentral
Zapoteco de Yalálag
Zapotec, Yalálag
Oto-Manguean, Zapotecan, Zapotec
3,500
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Southcentral
Zapotec, Yatee
Oto-Manguean, Zapotecan, Zapotec
5,000
America - North - Southern
Mexico - Southcentral
Zapoteco del Istmo
Zapoec, Isthmus
Oto-Manguean, Zapotecan, Zapotec
85,000
America - South - Amazon Basin
Columbia
Waimaja
Waimaha, “Bará” , Barasano, Northern Barasano
Tucanoan, Eastern Tucanoan, Central, Bara
700
America - South - Amazon River
Columbia
Ticuna
Tikuna, Tucuna, Tukúna
Language isolate
48,600
America - South - Andes
Peru
Achuar
Achual, Achuale, Achuar-Shiwiar, Achuara, Jivaro, Maina
Jivaroan
5,000
America - South - Andes
Peru
Asháninca
Asháninka, “Campa”
Arawakan, Maipuran, Southern Maipuran, Pre-Andine
26,100
America - South - Andes
Bolivia
Aymara (Central)

Aymaran
2,262,900
America - South - Andes
Peru
Bora
Mirana
Witotoan, Boran
3,390
America - South - Andes
Bolivia
Chipaya
Puquina
Uru-Chipaya
1,200
America - South - Andes
Bolivia
Chiquitano (Besiro)
Chiquito, Tarapecosi
Macro-Ge, Chiquito
5,860
America - South - Andes
Ecuador
Cofan
Cofán, A’i, Kofán, Kofane
Chibchan, Cofan
800
America - South - Andes
Bolivia
Ese Ejja
“Chama” , Ese Eja, Ese Exa, Huarayo, Tiatinagua
Tacanan, Tiatinagua
1,300
America - South - Andes
Colombia
Guambiano
Guambia, Moguex
Barbacoan, Coconucan
23,500
America - South - Andes
Bolivia
Guaraní, Eastern Bolivian
“Chawuncu” , “Chiriguano” , Western Argentine Guaraní
Tupi, Tupi-Guarani, Subgroup I
51,230
America - South - Andes
Bolivia
Guarayo
Guarayu
Tupi, Tupi-Guarani, Subgroup II
5,930
America - South - Andes
Colombia
Guayabero
Cunimía, Jiw, Mítua, Mítus
Guahiban
2,000
America - South - Andes
Bolivia
Ignaciano

Arawakan, Maipuran, Southern Maipuran, Bolivia-Parana
4,500
America - South - Andes
Colombia
Nasa Yuwe
Páez, Paez, Páes, Paes, Paisa
Language isolate
77,400
America - South - Andes
Peru
Quechua de San Martín
Lama, Lamano, Lamista, Lamisto, Motilón, Ucayali
Quechuan, Quechua II, B
15,000
America - South - Andes
Peru
Quechua, Ayacucho
Chanka
Quechuan, Quechua II, C
900,000
America - South - Andes
Peru
Quechua, Cuzco
Cusco Quechua, Qheswa, Quechua Cusco, Quechua de Cusco-Collao, Quechua Qosqo-Qollaw, Runasimi Qusqu Qullaw
Quechuan, Quechua II, C
1,500,000
America - South - Andes
Peru
Quechua, Huamalíes-Dos de Mayo Huánuco
Quechuan, Quechua I
72,400
America - South - Andes
Peru
Quechua, Huaylas Ancash
Huaraz Quechua
Quechuan, Quechua I
336,000
America - South - Andes
Peru
Quechua, Huaylla Wanca
Huanca Huaylla Quechua, Southern Huancayo Quechua
Quechuan, Quechua I
250,000
America - South - Andes
Peru
Quechua, Lambayeque
Ferreñafe
Quechuan, Quechua II, A
20,000
America - South - Andes
Bolivia
Quechua, Northern Bolivian
North Bolivia Quechua, North La Paz Quechua
Quechuan, Quechua II, C
116,000
America - South - Andes
Peru
Quechua, Northern Conchucos
Quechua, Northern Conchucos Ancash, Conchucos Quechua
Quechuan, Quechua I
250,000
America - South - Andes
Peru
Quechua, Panao Huánuco
Pachitea Quechua
Quechuan, Quechua I
50,000
America - South - Andes
Bolivia
Quechua, Southern Bolivian
South Bolivian Quechua,  Central Bolivian Quechua, Quechua Boliviano
Quechuan, Quechua II, C
2,780,000
America - South - Andes
Peru
Quechua, Southern Conchucos Ancash
Conchucos Quechua, Southern Conchucos Quechua
Quechuan, Quechua I
250,000
America - South - Andes
Ecuador
Quichua, Chimborazo Highland
Quechuan, Quechua II, B
1,000,000
America - South - Andes
Peru
Urarina
Itucali, Shimacu, Simacu
Language isolate
3,000
America - South - Central
Paraguay
Chamacoco
Ishiro, Jeywo, Yshyro
Zamucoan
1,800
America - South - Central
Paraguay
Enlhet
Enhlit, Enxet, Lengua Norte
Mascoian
15,000
America - South - Central
Paraguay
Guaraní, Paraguayan
Avañe’e
Tupi, Tupi-Guarani, Subgroup I
4,850,000
America - South - Central
Paraguay
Guaymí, Ngäbere
Chiriqui, Ngobere, Valiente
Chibchan, Guaymi
133,090
America - South - Central
Paraguay
Nivaclé
Ashlushlay, Axluslay, “Chulupe” , “Chulupí” , “Chulupie” , “Churupí” , Nivaklé
Mataco-Guaicuru, Mataco
13,900
America - South - Central
Bolivia
Weenhayek
Wichí Lhamtés Nocten, “Mataco” , Bolivian, “Mataco Nocten” , Nocten, Noctenes, Oktenai
Mataco-Guaicuru, Mataco
1,900
America - South - East
Brazil
Tucano
Daxsea, Takuna, Tukána
Tucanoan, Eastern Tucanoan, Northern
2,630
America - South - East
Brazil
Uaiaui
Waiwai,  Ouayeone, Uaieue
Carib, Northern, East-West Guiana, Waiwai
2,910
America - South - Northern
Suriname
Aukaans
Aukan, “Djoeka” , “Djuka” , Ndjuká, Ndyuka, Njuká, Okanisi
Creole, English based, Atlantic, Suriname, Ndyuka
15,500
America - South - Northern
Venezuela
Carib
Caribe, Cariña, Galibi, Kalihna, Kalinya
Carib, Northern, Galibi
7,430
America - South - Northern
Suriname
Dutch (Suriname)

Indo-European, Germanic, West, Low Saxon-Low Franconian, Low Franconian
200,000
America - South - Northern
Colombia
Inga Highland
Highland Inga
Quechuan, Quechua II, B
16,000
America - South - Northern
Suriname
Javanese Caribbean

Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Javanese
60,000
America - South - Northern
Suriname
Saramaccan

Creole, English based
26,000
America - South - Northern
Suriname
Sarnami Hindi
Hindustani, Caribbean
Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Eastern zone, Bihari
165,600
America - South - Northern
Suriname
Sranan Tongo
Sranan, Surinaams, Suriname Creole English, Surinamese, Taki-Taki
Creole, English based, Atlantic, Suriname
126,400
America - South - Northern
Venezuela
Yanomamö
Cobari Kobali, Cobariwa, Guaharibo, Guaica, Guajaribo, Shamatari, Yanomame, Yanomami
Yanomam
17,640
America - South - Northwestern
Colombia
Awa
Awa-Cuaiquer, Awa Pit, Coaiquer, Cuaiquer, Kwaiker, Quaiquer
Barbacoan, Pasto
20,000
America - South - Northwestern
Colombia
Cacua
Báda, Kákwa, Macu de Cubeo, Macu de Desano, Macu de Guanano
Maku
150
America - South - Northwestern
Colombia
Desano
Boleka, Desâna, Dessano, Kusibi, Oregu, Uina, Wina, Wirã
Tucanoan, Eastern Tucanoan, Central, Desano
3,420
America - South - Northwestern
Colombia
Epera Pedee (Epena)
Cholo, Embera, Emberá-Saija, Epená Saija, Saija, Southern, Southern Empera
Choco, Embera, Southern
3,550
America - South - Northwestern
Colombia
Huitoto Minica
Meneca, Minica
Witotoan, Witoto, Witoto Proper, Minica-Murui
6,800
America - South - Northwestern
Colombia
Koreguaje
Caquetá, Chaocha Pai, Coreguaje, Correguaje, Ko’reuaju
Tucanoan, Western Tucanoan, Northern, Coreguaje
2,210
America - South - Northwestern
Colombia
Siriano
Sura Masa, Cirnga, Chiranga, Si-Ra
Tucanoan, Eastern Tucanoan, Central, Desano
350
America - South - Northwestern
Colombia
Wayuu
Guajiro, Goajiro, Guajira, Wayu, Uáira, Waiu, Wayúu, Wayuunaiki
Arawakan, Maipuran, Northern Maipuran, Caribbean
305,000
America - South - Southern
Chile
Mapudungun
“Araucano” , Mapuche, Mapudungu
Araucanian
300,039
Asia - Central
Uzbekistan
Uzbek

Altaic, Turkic, Eastern
20,250,572
Asia - Central 
Kyrgystan
Kirghiz
Kyrgyz, Kara-Kirgiz, Kirgiz
Altaic, Turkic, Western, Aralo-Caspian
3,837,400
Asia - Central - Caucasus
Armenia
Armenian (Western)
Ena, Ermeni Dili, Ermenice, Haieren, Somkhuri
Indo-European, Armenian
6,376,520
Asia - Central - Caucasus
Azerbaijan
Azerbaijani (North)
Azerbaijan, Azerbaydzhani, Azeri Turk
Altaic, Turkic, Southern, Azerbaijani
7,473,270
Asia - Central - Caucasus
Georgia
Georgian
Common Kartvelian, Gruzinski, Kartuli
Kartvelian, Georgian
4,255,270
Asia - Central - Caucasus
Georgia
Ossetic (Osetin)
Ossete, Ossetian
Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Iranian, Eastern, Northeastern
641,450
Asia - Central - Ural
Tatarstan
Tatar
Tartar
Altaic, Turkic, Western, Uralian
6,496,600
Asia - East
China - South - Guangdong
Chinese Cantonese Yue
Gwong Dung Waa, Yue, Yueh, Yuet Yue, Yueyu
Sino-Tibetan, Chinese
55,541,660
Asia - East
China - North
Chinese Mandarin
Beifang Fangyan, Guanhua, Guoyu, Hanyu, Mandarin, Northern Chinese, Putonghua, Standard Chinese
Sino-Tibetan, Chinese
845,456,760
Asia - East
China - South - Fujian
Eastern Min, Fuzhou, Fuchow, Guxhou
Sino-Tibetan, Chinese
9,134,060
Asia - East
China - South - South Fujian, Guangdong
Minnan, Southern Min
Sino-Tibetan, Chinese
47,300,000
Asia - East
China - South - South Fujian, Guangdong
Minnan, Southern Min
Sino-Tibetan, Chinese
47,265,100
Asia - East
China

Hmong-Mien, Hmongic, Chuanqiandian
6,463,595
Asia - North
Russia - Siberia
Nenets
Nenec, Nenetsy, Nentse, Yurak, Yurak Samoyed
Uralic, Samoyed
41,302
Asia - Northeast
Japan
Japanese

Japonic
122,080,100
Asia - Northeast
Korea
Korean
(South)
Language Isolate
75,000,000
Asia - Northeast
Korea
Korean
(North)
Language Isolate
75,000,000
Asia - South-Central
Afghanistan
Dari (Farsi Eastern)
Parsi, Persian
Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Iranian, Western, Southwestern, Persian
7,600,000
Asia - Southeast
Indonesia (Sumatra)
Aceh
Achinese, Achehnese
Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Malayo-Sumbawan, North and East, Chamic, Achenese
3,500,000
Asia - Southeast
Myanmar
Ahka, Aini, Ak’a, Aka, Ekaw, Ikaw, Ikor, Kaw, Kha Ko, Khako, Khao Kha Ko, Ko, Yani
Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Burmic, Ngwi, Southern
563,960
Asia - Southeast
Indonesia (Java & Bali)
Balinese
Bali
Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Malayo-Sumbawan, North and East, Bali-Sasak-Sumbawa
3,330,000
Asia - Southeast
Philippines
Bicolano, Central
Bikol
Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Philippine, Greater Central Philippine, Central Philippine, Bikol, Coastal, Naga
2,500,000
Asia - Southeast
Philippines
Ilongot, Bukalot, Lingotes
Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Philippine, Northern Luzon, Meso-Cordilleran, South-Central Cordilleran, Southern Cordilleran, Ilongot
50,800
Asia - Southeast
Myanmar
Burmese
Bama, Bamachaka, Myanmar, Myen
Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Lolo-Burmese, Burmish, Southern
32,319,700
Asia - Southeast
Philippines
Cebuano
Binisaya, Bisayan, Sebuano, Sugbuanon, Sugbuhanon, Visayan
Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Philippine, Greater Central Philippine, Central Philippine, Bisayan, Cebuan
15,800,000
Asia - Southeast
Myanmar
Chin Cho (Mün)
Cho, Mindat, Mün, Ng’men
Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Kuki-Chin-Naga, Kuki-Chin, Southern
30,000
Asia - Southeast
Philippines
Hiligaynon
Hiligainon, Illogo, Ilonggo
Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Philippine, Greater Central Philippine, Central Philippine, Bisayan, Central, Peripheral
5,770,000
Asia - Southeast
Philippines
Ilocano
Ilokano, Iloko
Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Philippine, Northern Luzon, Ilocano
6,996,600
Asia - Southeast
Indonesia 
Indonesian
Bahasa Indonesia
Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Malayo-Sumbawan, North and East, Malayic, Malay
23,187,680
Asia - Southeast
Indonesia
Indonesian, Peranakan (Shellabear)
Baba Indonesian, Chinese Indonesian, Peranakan
Creole, Malay based
20,000
Asia - Southeast
Indonesia (Java & Bali)
Javanese 
Djawa, Jawa
Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Javanese
84,608,470
Asia - Southeast
Myanmar
Kachin
Jingpho, Chingp’o, Chingpaw, Jinghpaw
Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Jingpho-Konyak-Bodo, Jingpho-Luish, Jingpho
940,060
Asia - Southeast
Indonesia - Sulawesi
Kaili Da'a
Bunggu, Da’a
Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Celebic, Kaili-Pamona, Northern, Kaili
35,000
Asia - Southeast
Myanmar
Karen S'Gaw
Burmese Karen, Kanyaw, Kyetho, Paganyaw, Pchcknya, Pwakanyaw, S’gau, S’gaw, S’gaw Kayin, White Karen, Yang Khao
Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Karen, Sgaw-Bghai, Sgaw
1,480,000
Asia - Southeast
Cambodia
Khmer (Central)
Cambodian, Khmer
Austro-Asiatic, Mon-Khmer, Eastern Mon-Khmer, Khmer
13,603,400
Asia - Southeast
Thailand
Khmer Lue, Thailand Khmer
Austro-Asiatic, Mon-Khmer, Eastern Mon-Khmer, Khmer
1,400,000
Asia - Southeast
Philippines
Koronadal Blaan
Blaan Koronadal, Baraan, Bilanes, Biraan, Koronadal Bilaan, Tagalagad
Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Philippine, Bilic, Blaan
150,000
Asia - Southeast
Thailand
Lahu
Lohei, Muhso, Muhsur, Musser, Musso, Mussuh
Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Burmic, Ngwi, Central
445,700
Asia - Southeast
Laos
Laotian
Lao, Eastern Thai, Lào, Lao Kao, Lao Wiang, Lao-Lum, Lao-Noi, Lao-Tai, Laotian, Laotian Tai, Lum Lao, Phou Lao, Rong Kong, Tai Lao
Tai-Kadai, Kam-Tai, Be-Tai, Tai-Sek, Tai, Southwestern, Lao-Phutai
3,184,500
Asia - Southeast
Indonesia - Java & Bali
Madurese
Madura, Basa Mathura, Madhura
Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Malayo-Sumbawan, Madurese
13,600,900
Asia - Southeast
Malaysia
Malay Bahasa
Bahasa Malaysia
Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Malayo-Sumbawan, North and East, Malayic, Malay
39,144,949
Asia - Southeast
Philippines
Manobo, Western Bukidnon
Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Philippine, Greater Central Philippine, Manobo, Central, West
19,000
Asia - Southeast
China
Mien
Iu Mien, Ban Yao, Highland Yao, Mian, Myen, Pan Yao, Yao, Yiu Mien, Youmian
Hmong-Mien, Mienic, Mian-Jin
818,635
Asia - Southeast
Indonesia - Sumatra
Nias
Batu
Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Northwest Sumatra-Barrier Islands, Nias
770,000
Asia - Southeast
Philippines
Pampangan
Kapampangan, Pampango, Pampangueño
Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Philippine, Central Luzon, Pampangan
1,905,550
Asia - Southeast
Philippines
Pangasinian

Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Philippine, Northern Luzon, Meso-Cordilleran, South-Central Cordilleran, Southern Cordilleran, West Southern Cordilleran
1,162,040
Asia - Southeast
Myanmar
Shan
Great Thai, Mau, “Ngeo” , “Ngiao” , “Ngiaw” , “Ngio” , “Ngiow” , Sam, Sha, Tai Luang, Tai Shan, Tai Yai, Thai Yai
Tai-Kadai, Kam-Tai, Be-Tai, Tai-Sek, Tai, Southwestern, Northwest
3,295,000
Asia - Southeast
Indonesia (Java & Bali)
Sundanese
Sunda, Priangan
Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Malayo-Sumbawan, Sundanese
34,000,000
Asia - Southeast
Philippines
Tagalog

Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Philippine, Greater Central Philippine, Central Philippine, Tagalog
23,853,200
Asia - Southeast
Thailand
Thai
Central Tai, Siamese, Standard Thai, Thaiklang
Tai-Kadai, Kam-Tai, Be-Tai, Tai-Sek, Tai, Southwestern, East Central, Chiang Saeng
20,362,390
Asia - Southeast
Vietnam
Vietnamese
Annamese, Ching, Gin, Jing, Kinh, Viet
Austro-Asiatic, Mon-Khmer, Viet-Muong, Vietnamese
68,634,000
Asia - West
Kuwait
Arabic Khaligi
Gulf Arabic, Khaliji
Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic
3,599,000
Asia - West
Turkey
Kurdish Kurmanji
Northern Kurdish, Kermancî, Kirmancî, Kurdi, Kurdî, Kurmancî, Kurmanji
Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Iranian, Western, Northwestern, Kurdish
9,320,240
Asia - West
Turkey
Turkish
Anatolian
Altaic, Turkic, Southern, Turkish
50,750,120
Asia - West
Iraq
Arabic - Iraqi
Mesopotamian Spoken Arabic, Baghdadi, Furati, Mesopotamian Gelet Arabic, Mesopotamian Qeltu Arabic
Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic
15,100,000
Asia - West
Iran
Persian (Farsi Western)
New Persian, Parsi, Persian
Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Iranian, Western, Southwestern, Persian
23,879,300
Caribbean
Haiti
Haitian Creole
Haitian, Creole
Creole, French based
7,701,640
Caribbean
Saint Lucia
Saint Lucian Creole French
Dominican Creole French, Grenadian Creole French, Kwéyòl, Lesser Antillean Creole French, Patois, Patwa
Creole, French based
356,950
Europe - Balkans
Serbia
Kosovo, Geg, Shgip
Indo-European, Albanian, Gheg
4,156,090
Europe - Balkans
Albania
Albanian (Tosk)
Arnaut, Shkip, Shqip, Shqiperë, Skchip, Tosk, Zhgabe
Indo-European, Albanian, Tosk
3,035,000
Europe - Balkans
Bulgaria
Bulgarian
Balgarski
Indo-European, Slavic, South, Eastern
9,097,220
Europe - Central
Czech Republic
Czech
Bohemian, Cestina
Indo-European, Slavic, West, Czech-Slovak
9,490,840
Europe - Central
Germany

Indo-European, Germanic, West, High German, German, Middle German, East Middle German
90,294,110
Europe - Central
Slovakia
Slovak
Slovakian
Indo-European, Slavic, West, Czech-Slovak
5,019,950
Europe - Central - Southeastern
Romania
Romane, Vlax
Romani, Vlax, Danubian, Gypsy, Romanese, Tsigene, Vlax Romany
Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Central zone, Romani, Vlax
885,970
Europe - Central - Southeastern
Romania
Romanian
Daco-Rumanian, Moldavian, Rumanian
Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Eastern
23,351,080
Europe - Central-Southeast
Serbia
Serbo-Croatian
Serbian-Croatian-Bosnian, Montenegrin
Indo-European, Slavic, South, Western
16,351,052
Europe - East
Russia - Kalmykia
Kalmyk-Oirat
European Oirat, Kalmack, Kalmuck, Kalmuk, Kalmytskii Jazyk, Khalli, Oirat, Qalmaq, Volga Oirat, Western Mongolian
Altaic, Mongolic, Eastern, Oirat-Khalkha, Oirat-Kalmyk-Darkhat
499,000
Europe - East
Poland
Polish

Indo-European, Slavic, West, Lechitic
39,990,670
Europe - East
Poland
Romani, Baltic

Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Central zone, Romani, Northern
58,460
Europe - East
Russia
Russian

Indo-European, Slavic, East
143,553,950
Europe - East
Ukraine
Ukranian

Indo-European, Slavic, East
37,419,000
Europe - North
Iceland
Icelandic

Indo-European, Germanic, North, West Scandinavian
238,050
Europe - North
Denmark
Danish

Indo-European, Germanic, North, East Scandinavian, Danish-Swedish, Danish-Riksmal, Danish
5,581,690
Europe - North - Baltic
Latvia
Latvian
“Lettisch” , “Lettish”
Indo-European, Baltic, Eastern
1,504,880
Europe - North - Baltic
Lithuania
Lithuanian

Indo-European, Baltic, Eastern
3,154,180
Europe - North - Scandinavia
Norway
Norwegian
Nynorsk, Bokmal
Indo-European, Germanic, North, East Scandinavian, Danish-Swedish, Danish-Bokmal
4,640,000
Europe - North - Scandinavia
Sweden

Indo-European, Germanic, North, East Scandinavian, Danish-Swedish, Swedish
8,311,739
Europe - Northeast
Finland
Finnish
Suomea, Suomi
Uralic, Finnic
5,009,390
Europe - Northwest
Netherlands

Indo-European, Germanic, West, Low Saxon-Low Franconian, Low Franconian
21,730,290
Europe - Northwest
Wales
Welsh
Cymraeg
Indo-European, Celtic, Insular, Brythonic
537,870
Europe - South
Italy

Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Italo-Western, Italo-Dalmatian
61,696,677
Europe - Southeast
Greece

Indo-European, Greek, Attic
13,084,490
Europe - Southwest
Spain
Catalan
Bacavès, Valencian, Balear
Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Italo-Western, Western, Gallo-Iberian, Ibero-Romance, East Iberian
11,530,160
Europe - Southwest
Portugal
Portuguese

Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Italo-Western, Western, Gallo-Iberian, Ibero-Romance, West Iberian, Portuguese-Galician
177,981,570
Europe - Southwest
Spain
Spanish
Castilian
Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Italo-Western, Western, Gallo-Iberian, Ibero-Romance, West Iberian, Castilian
328,518,810
Europe - West
France
Breton

Indo-European, Celtic, Insular, Brythonic
500,000
Europe - West
England
Cornish
Curnoack, Kernewek, Kernowek
Indo-European, Celtic, Insular, Brythonic
500
Europe - West
England
English

Indo-European, Germanic, West, English
328,008,138
Europe - West
France

Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Italo-Western, Western, Gallo-Iberian, Gallo-Romance, Gallo-Rhaetian, Oïl, French
67,838,450
Europe - West
Ireland
Gaelic Irish
Erse, Gaeilge, Irish
Indo-European, Celtic, Insular, Goidelic
391,470
Europe - West
Isle of Man
Gaelic Manx
Gaelg, Gailck, Manx Gaelic
Indo-European, Celtic, Insular, Goidelic
100
Europe - West
Scotland
Gaelic Scottish
“Erse” , Gaelic, Scots Gaelic
Indo-European, Celtic, Insular, Goidelic
66,780
India - Central
Madhya Pradesh
Gaudi, Ghond, Godi, Gondi, Gondiva, Gondu, Gondwadi, Goondile, Goudi, Goudwal
Dravidian, South-Central, Gondi-Kui, Gondi
2,632,000
India - East
Bangladesh
Bengali
Banga-Bhasa, Bangala, Bangla
Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Eastern zone, Bengali-Assamese
181,272,900
India - East
Jharkhand
Malto (Sauria Praharia)
Malatri, Maler, Malti, Maltu, Sawriya Malto
Dravidian, Northern
117,000
India - East
Jharkhand
Mundari
Mandari, Munari, Mondari, Horo, Colh
Austro-Asiatic, Munda, North Munda, Kherwari, Mundari
1,560,280
India - East
Orissa
Oriya
Odri, Odrum, Oliya, Orissa, Uriya, Utkali, Vadiya, Yudhia
Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Eastern zone, Oriya
31,732,500
India - East
Orissa
Sora (Savara, Soura)
Sabar, Sabara, Saonras, Saora, Saura, Sawaria, Shabari, Swara
Austro-Asiatic, Munda, South Munda, Koraput Munda, Sora-Juray-Gorum, Sora-Juray
310,000
India - North
Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Nepal
Bhojpuri
Bajpuri, Bhojapuri, Bhozpuri, Bihari, Deswali, Khotla, Piscimas
Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Eastern zone, Bihari
38,546,000
India - North
Uttarakhand
Garhwali
Gadhavali, Gadhawala, Gadwahi, Gashwali, Girwali, Godauli, Gorwali, Gurvali, Pahari Garhwali
Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Northern zone, Garhwali
2,920,000
India - North
Uttar Pradesh
Hindi
Khadi Boli, Khari Boli
Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Central zone, Western Hindi, Hindustani
181,676,620
India - North
Jammu and Kashmir
Kashmiri
Cashmeeree, Cashmiri, Kacmiri, Kaschemiri, Keshur, Koshur
Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Northwestern zone, Dardic, Kashmiri
5,640,940
India - North
Nepal
Kar Bhote, Kath Bhote, Lhoket, Shing Saapa
Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Himalayish, Tibeto-Kanauri, Tibetic, Tibetan, Central
7,980
India - North
Nepal
Limbu
Yakthung Pan
Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Himalayish, Mahakiranti, Kiranti, Eastern
421,500
India - North
Nepal
Nepali
Eastern Pahari, Gorkhali, Gurkhali, Khaskura, Nepalese, Parbatiya
Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Northern zone, Eastern Pahari
13,875,700
India - North
Nepal
Newari
Newar, Nepal Bhasa, Newal Bhaye
Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Himalayish, Mahakiranti, Newari
839,000
India - North
Jammu and Kashmir
Urdu
Hindustani, Bihari, Islami, Undri, Urudu
Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Central zone, Western Hindi, Hindustani
60,586,800
India - North
Uttar Pradesh
Awadhi
Abadi, Abohi, Ambodhi, Avadhi, Baiswari, Kojali, Kosali
Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, East Central zone
38,261,000
India - Northeast
Assam
Assamese
Asambe, Asami, Asamiya
Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Eastern zone, Bengali-Assamese
16,818,750
India - Northeast
Assam
Boro
Bodo, Bara, Bodi, Boroni, Kachari, Mech, Meche, Mechi, Meci
Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Jingpho-Konyak-Bodo, Konyak-Bodo-Garo, Bodo-Garo, Bodo
1,543,300
India - Northeast
Manipur
Meithe
Meitei, Kathe, Kathi, Manipuri, Meiteilon, Meiteiron, Meithei, Menipuri, Mitei, Mithe, Ponna
Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Meitei
1,391,000
India - Northeast
Nagaland
Naga Ao
Ao, Aorr, Cholimi, Hatigoria, Nowgong, Paimi, Uri
Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Kuki-Chin-Naga, Naga, Ao
232,000
India - Northeast
Bihar
Santhali
Santali, Har, Hor, Samtali, Sandal, Sangtal, Santal, Santhiali, Satar, Sentali, Sonthal
Austro-Asiatic, Munda, North Munda, Kherwari, Santali
6,170,900
India - Northeast
Assam
Zokam
Chin Paithe, Haithe, Paite, Paithe, Parte, Zoukam, Zomi
Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Kuki-Chin-Naga, Kuki-Chin, Northern
91,800
India - Northwest
Bihar
Maithili
Apabhramsa, Bihari, Maitili, Maitli, Methli, Tirahutia, Tirhuti, Tirhutia
Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Eastern zone, Bihari
34,700,000
India - Northwest
Punjab
Panjabi, Eastern
Gurmukhi, Gurumukhi, Punjabi
Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Central zone, Panjabi
28,163,600
India - South
Tamil Nadu
Badaga, Badag, Badugu, Vadagu
Dravidian, Southern, Tamil-Kannada, Kannada
245,000
India - South
Karnataka
Kannada
Banglori, Canarese, Kanarese, Madrassi
Dravidian, Southern, Tamil-Kannada, Kannada
35,327,600
India - South
Andhra Pradesh
Konda-Dora
Porja
Dravidian, South-Central, Gondi-Kui, Konda-Kui, Konda
20,000
India - South
Orissa
Kui
Khondi, Gumsai
Dravidian, South-Central, Gondi-Kui, Konda-Kui, Manda-Kui, Kui-Kuvi
765,000
India - South
Kerala
Malayalam
Alealum, Malayalani, Malayali, Malean, Maliyad, Mallealle, Mopla
Dravidian, Southern, Tamil-Kannada, Tamil-Kodagu, Tamil-Malayalam, Malayalam
35,893,990
India - South
Sri Lanka
Sinhala
Cingalese, Singhala, Singhalese, Sinhalese
Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Sinhalese-Maldivian
15,568,750
India - South
Tamil Nadu
Tamil
Damulian, Tamal, Tamalsan, Tambul, Tamili
Dravidian, Southern, Tamil-Kannada, Tamil-Kodagu, Tamil-Malayalam, Tamil
65,675,200
India - South
Andhra Pradesh
Telugu
Andhra, Gentoo, Tailangi, Telangire, Telegu, Telgi, Tengu, Terangi, Tolangan
Dravidian, South-Central, Telugu
69,758,890
India - Southeast
Andhra Pradesh
Lambadi
Bangala, Banjara, Banjari, Banjori, Banjuri, Brinjari, Gohar-Herkeri, Goola, Gormati, Gurmarti, Kora, Labhani, Labhani Muka, Lamadi, Lamani, Lambani, Lambara, Lavani, Lemadi, Lumadale, Singali, Sugali, Sukali, Tanda, Vanjari, Wanji
Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Central zone, Rajasthani, Unclassified
6,000,000
India - West
Chhattisgarh
Chattishgarhi
Chhattishgarhi, Khaltahi, Laria
Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, East Central zone
17,500,000
India - West
Gujarat
Gujarati

Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Central zone, Gujarati
46,493,990
India - West
Goa
Konkani
Gomataki, Goan, Konanni, Southern Kanara, Bankoti, Concorinum, Cugani, Central Konkan, North Konkan, Konkan Standard, Konkanese, Konkani Mangalorean, Kunabi
Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Southern zone, Konkani
7,636,000
India - West
Maharashtra
Marathi

Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Southern zone
68,061,130
India - West
Maharashtra
Mawachi, Gamti, Padvi
Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Central zone, Bhil
80,000
Middle East; Africa - North
Arabia
Arabic
Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), Classical Arabic
Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic
221,002,544
Middle East; Africa - North
Israel
Hebrew
Ivrit
Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Canaanite
5,316,700
Oceania
Fiji
Fijian
Eastern Fijian, Fiji, Standard Fijian
Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Central-Eastern Oceanic, Remote Oceanic, Central Pacific, East Fijian-Polynesian, East Fijian
336,960
Oceania
Papua New Guinea
Ipili
Ipili-Paiela, Ipili-Payala
Trans-New Guinea, Engan, Enga
26,000
Oceania
Papua New Guinea
Kire (Giri)
Gire, Kire-Puire
Ramu-Lower Sepik, Ramu, Mikarew
2,420
Oceania
Madagascar
Malagasy

Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Greater Barito, East, Malagasy
14,736,900
Oceania
New Zealand
Maori

Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Central-Eastern Oceanic, Remote Oceanic, Central Pacific, East Fijian-Polynesian, Polynesian, Nuclear, East, Central, Tahitic
60,000
Oceania
Papua New Guinea
Misima-Panaeyati
Misiman, Panaeati, Panaieti, Panayeti, Paneate, Paneyate
Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Western Oceanic, Papuan Tip, Peripheral, Kilivila-Louisiades, Misima
18,000
Oceania
Papua New Guinea
Naasioi
Aunge, Kieta, Nasioi
South Bougainville, Nasioi
20,000
Oceania
Solomon Islands
Pijin
Neo-Solomonic, Solomons Pidgin
Creole, English based, Pacific, Melanesian
24,400
Oceania
Papua New Guinea
Tok Pisin
Melanesian English, Neomelanesian, New Guinea Pidgin English, Pidgin, Pisin
Creole, English based, Pacific
122,000
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