A language family is a group of languages related through descent from a
common ancestor, called the proto-language of that family. The term 'family'
Part of the Ethnologue Language Family Index by Joseph E. Grimes and Barbara
F. Grimes, Editors, Summer Institute of Linguistics, 1996.
The following maps and classification are based on Merritt Ruhlen's book A
Guide to the World's Languages (Stanford University Press, 1987), which in turn
Apr 29, 2015 ... Most languages belong to language families. A language family is a group of
related languages that developed from a common historic ...
Just like other families, most language families have several branches. This is
illustrated in FIG. 2, according to which the Austronesian language family first
Nov 8, 2013 ... This video covers all the major language families of the world. Africa - Khoisan,
Bantu, Niger-Congo, Nilo-Saharan, Austro-Asiatic Eurasia ...
Classification of languages: language families, languages, number of speakers
and main geographic area.
Jan 23, 2015 ... Minna Sundberg's illustration maps the relationships between Indo-European
and Uralic languages. The creator of the webcomic Stand Still.
Discover the world's top 10 language families, where are they spoken, and how
many languages belong to them?
How many language families are there? What are the world's top 10 language
families and how many speakers speak them? In how many countries is ...