Langscape: About Map :

How does Langscape map languages?

  • Currently, Langscape displays point locations for languages based on Glottolog.
  • In the past, Langscape’s maps displayed polygons from the World Language Mapping System (WLMS).
  • We are working on developing more flexible language mapping which includes information about language use. For example, what languages are used in primary education, or television or social media in a particular region?

How to use the map:

  1. Scroll around the map. You will see numbers that indicate how many languages are located in a country or region. 
  2. Zoom in on an area you are interested in and click on a language.
  3. Scroll down to see information about that language! Tabs above the information navigate to other resources like recordings in that language.