January is generally the month in which we reflect on the past and think about the year ahead. For the Ethnologue, however, our year begins and ends in February. Later this month, on International Mother Language Day (February 21st), we'll release the 19th edition of the Ethnologue.

As we enter 2016, the Ethnologue staff and all of us at SIL International wish you the happiest of New Years and many blessings and goodwill in the months ahead.

As I have mentioned a few times in the past, the Ethnologue represents three generations of ongoing research. This project has involved thousands of linguists over the years from SIL International, from partner organizations, and from many, many individuals.

Last month, I talked about the whiz bang process we use to transform the data we have locked away in our database into the printed volumes that you can order from your favorite bookseller.

Sometime in the next few weeks the Ethnologue 18th edition print volumes should become available through your preferred bookseller.

In recognition of International Mother Language Day, we are happy to be able to update the Ethnologue to its 18th edition.

Happy New Year from all of us here at Ethnologue Central!

Our overlords and task masters have ordered us to take a break here (not even to answer emails!), so this post will be short. As I write, we are all resting in our cells getting ready for the exciting things to come in 2015.

We're happy to announce that the Ethnologue, 17th edition, is now available in print.

Along with the online edition of the Ethnologue, we have been working hard here at Ethnologue Central to create a number of print and printable products for those who still prefer the feel of paper between their hands.

Last month we launched a new way for Ethnologue users to interact with the editors by adding a feedback function to the website. In the short time period since that feature was introduced a few people have found it and we have begun to receive some very helpful contributions.


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