Facts about the World's Languages : An Encyclopedia of the World's Major Languages, Past and Present (Facts about the World's Languages)

Facts about the World's Languages : An Encyclopedia of the World's Major Languages, Past and Present (Facts about the World's Languages)

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An authoritative source of rich, structured data for both the general public and linguistic experts. Each of the 191 chapters is written by an expert and devoted to a single language. Three indexes are included for cross reference: Language by Country, Language by Family, Language by Alternate Names. Entry Headings include: Language Name, Location, Family, Related Languages, Dialects, Number of Speakers, Origin and History, Orthography and Basic Phonology, Basic Morphology, Basic Syntax, Contact with Other Languages, Common Words, Selected Bibliography, and Efforts to Preserve, Protect, and Promote the Language. Facts About the World's Languages has been honoured by Choice Magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title of 2001

Table of Contents

Contributors                                       v
Abbreviations Employed in this Volume viii
Introduction ix
How to Use This Book xi
The Languages of the World 1 (1)
The World's Languages
Acehnese 1 (3)
Afrikaans 4 (4)
Akan 8 (3)
Akkadian 11 (4)
Albanian 15 (5)
Amharic 20 (3)
Arabic 23 (5)
Aramaic 28 (5)
Arapesh 33 (6)
Armenian 39 (4)
Assamese 43 (5)
Aymara 48 (4)
Azerbaijanian 52 (3)
Balinese 55 (4)
Balochi 59 (6)
Bangla 65 (7)
Basque 72 (5)
Belorussian 77 (4)
Bemba 81 (5)
Bhojpuri 86 (4)
Bikol 90 (6)
Bugis 96 (4)
Bulgarian 100 (5)
Burmese 105 (6)
Caribbean Creole English 111 (4)
Catalan 115 (6)
Cebuano 121 (6)
Cherokee 127 (4)
Chichewa 131 (38)
Chinese Languages
Classical Chinese 134 (5)
Gan 139 (3)
Hakka 142 (4)
Mandarin 146 (5)
Min 151 (7)
Wu 158 (4)
Xiang 162 (2)
Yue 164 (5)
Coptic 169 (4)
Creek 173 (4)
Czech 177 (3)
Dagaare 180 (4)
Danish 184 (6)
Dutch 190 (4)
Egyptian, Ancient 194 (5)
English 199 (5)
Etruscan 204 (3)
Ewe 207 (7)
Finnish 214 (5)
French 219 (5)
Fula 224 (5)
Galician 229 (5)
Ge'ez 234 (3)
Georgian 237 (4)
German 241 (5)
Gikuyu 246 (3)
Gondi 249 (4)
Gothic 253 (18)
Greek
Ancient 256 (7)
Modern 263 (8)
Guarani 271 (3)
Gujarati 274 (4)
Gusii 278 (4)
Haitian Creole 282 (4)
Hausa 286 (14)
Hebrew
Biblical 291 (5)
Modern 296 (4)
Hiligaynon 300 (5)
Hindi 305 (5)
Hittite 310 (4)
Hungarian 314 (3)
Ibibio 317 (5)
Igbo 322 (9)
Ilocano 331 (5)
Irish 336 (5)
Italian 341 (4)
Japanese 345 (5)
Javanese 350 (6)
Kam 356 (4)
Kannada 360 (6)
Kanuri 366 (5)
Kapampangan 371 (5)
Kazakh 376 (3)
Khmer 379 (4)
Kikongo Kituba 383 (2)
Kinyarwanda 385 (2)
Kirghiz 387 (3)
Konkani 390 (4)
Korean 394 (4)
Kurmanji Kurdish 398 (6)
Lakota 404 (5)
Lao 409 (3)
Latin 412 (5)
Latvian 417 (4)
Lingala 421 (3)
Lithuanian 424 (5)
Luganda 429 (6)
Macedonian 435 (5)
Madurese 440 (3)
Maithili 443 (5)
Malagasy 448 (4)
Malaly/Indonesian 452 (7)
Malayalam 459 (4)
Maninka-Bambara-Dyula 463 (3)
Manipuri/Meithei 466 (5)
Marathi 471 (4)
Maya 475 (5)
Mende 480 (3)
Minangkabau 483 (5)
Mongolian 488 (4)
Moore 492 (5)
Nama 497 (5)
Nahuatl 502 (4)
Navajo 506 (5)
Nepali 511 (4)
Nivkh 515 (5)
Norwegian 520 (4)
Occitan 524 (4)
Oriya 528 (3)
Oromo 531 (3)
Pali 534 (5)
Pangasinan 539 (4)
Pashto 543 (5)
Persian 548 (4)
Phoenician/Punic 552 (4)
Polish 556 (4)
Polynesian Languages 560 (7)
Portuguese 567 (5)
Pulaar 572 (4)
Punjabi 576 (4)
Pwo Karen 580 (4)
Quechua 584 (7)
Rajasthani 591 (3)
Romani 594 (4)
Romanian 598 (4)
Rundi 602 (3)
Russian 605 (3)
Sango 608 (3)
Sanskrit 611 (12)
Santali 623 (6)
Serbo-Croatian 629 (4)
Sesotho 633 (4)
Shan 637 (5)
Shona 642 (5)
Sindhi 647 (7)
Sinhala 654 (3)
Siraiki 657 (3)
siSwati 660 (4)
Slovak 664 (4)
Slovene 668 (4)
Sogdian 672 (3)
Somali 675 (5)
Spanish 680 (5)
Sukuma 685 (5)
Sumerian 690 (2)
Sundanese 692 (5)
Swahili 697 (3)
Swedish 700 (3)
Tagalog 703 (5)
Tajik 708 (4)
Tamazight 712 (4)
Tamil 716 (3)
Tatar 719 (3)
Tay-Nung 722 (6)
Telugu 728 (5)
Thai 733 (7)
Tibetan 740 (5)
Tigrinya 745 (3)
Tocharian 748 (4)
Tok Pisin 752 (5)
Tshiluba 757 (5)
Tswana 762 (4)
Turkish 766 (4)
Turkmen 770 (3)
Ukrainian 773 (3)
UMbundu 776 (4)
Urdu 780 (6)
Uyghur 786 (5)
Uzbek 791 (3)
Vietnamese 794 (3)
Waray Waray 797 (4)
Warlpiri 801 (3)
Welsh 804 (5)
Wolaitta 809 (7)
Wolog 816 (6)
Xhosa 822 (4)
Yi 826 (4)
Yiddish 830 (6)
Yoruba 836 (6)
Yup'ik (Eskimo) 842 (6)
Zhuang-Bouyei 848 (4)
Zulu 852 (7)
Glossary 859 (24)
Index of Languages by Country 883 (4)
Index of Languages by Family 887 (2)
Index of Languages and Alternate Names 889