Language maps

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.


By |2016-10-18T15:49:33+00:00January 10th, 2008|Language|3 Comments

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I am Céline Graciet, a freelance English to French translator. Since 2003 I’ve been writing on all sorts of areas linked to translation and the life of a translator.


  1. language hat January 10, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    There’s some good discussion of the second map at LH:

  2. céline January 10, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    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!

  3. Jim January 30, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    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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