Three interesting language maps for you, courtesy of strange maps (via Language Log) and Wikipedia (thanks Xavier!).
Click on the images to go to the relevant articles.
A recent map of the languages of Europe.
There’s some good discussion of the second map at LH:
Thanks for this, I had seen it, very interesting indeed, as ever on your blog. I had to credit LL as I spotted this before I visited your blog – LL is before LH in my RSS reader!
Eek! Looking at the simplified map of European language distribution, I see that Gascon (even under the guise of Franco-Provencal) has disappeared and there’s no Occitan east of Languedoc – very unlikely I think. The bits of Italy (Aoasta etc) that are usually counted as Franco-Provencal are now showing as Francophone – again doubtful. Maybe it’s my eyesight, but does it show Fruilia as a Romantsch speaking region? Not that it matters of course – the map is even more fun to argue about.
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