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Well, as you can tell, we didn't make our goal of getting the updated data online by International Mother Language Day. As with many computer-based operations, we are Real Close though and expect to see not only new data but new online features in place Real Soon Now.

The updated Ethnologue.com website went online in February 2013 with the publication of the 17th edition of the Ethnologue data.

All the best for 2014 from all of us at the Ethnologue!

I’ve talked quite a bit here about the EGIDS, the scale we’ve developed for the Ethnologue that provides us with a way to evaluate the status of a language’s vitality.  The EGIDS was designed to give us a shorthand way to categorize something that is extremely complex.  We don’t conside

In an earlier post I mentioned a new category of information, Status,  in which we provide a measure of the state of endangerment or development of each language using the

The Ethnologue deals with the languages of the world, so it would seem to be important that we be able to say what we mean when we refer to "a language." What is a language?  Well, Webster has 14 different definitions of the noun, not counting two for "language" as a verb (I language, you la

We sometimes are asked for information about a language or we see a language mentioned in the news and, of course, we go to the Ethnologue to see if it is listed and what we have to say about it.

Sign languages are not in the same category as all the other languages in Ethnologue, people say to me. What is the reason they are included right along with spoken languages?

In my second post to the Ethnoblog I noted that we had received considerable feedback about the apparent loss of the lists of language resources and publications associate

It has long been the mission of the Ethnologue to share as widely as possible the results of language research.  From the earliest editions, mimeographed and distributed by post, to the most recent edition, online and freely available to anyone with an internet connection, the goal has alway

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