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Linguistic map


Linguistic map

Languages of the world

A linguistic map is a thematic map showing the geographic distribution of the speakers of a language, or isoglosses of a dialect continuum of the same language. A collection of such maps is a linguistic atlas.

The earliest such Ferdinand Wrede, published beginning in 1888, followed by the Atlas Linguistique de la France, of Jules Gilliéron between 1902 and 1910 (PDFs and navigable version at Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Tirol), and the AIS - Sprach- und Sachatlas Italiens und der Südschweiz of Karl Jaberg and Jakob Jud, published 1928-1940 (Navigais - AIS digital navigable version). The first linguistic atlas of the US was published by Hans Kurath.

See also


External links


  • Linguistic mapping project by the LINGUIST List
  • Linguistic maps from
  • Linguistic atlas of the world
  • Bibliography of linguistic atlases (by Joachim Grzega)
  • List of US-American Linguistic Atlas Projects
  • Language maps in Ethnologue


  • Digital Wenker-Atlas
  • Atlas der deutschen Alltagssprache (University of Augsburg)

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