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Put our language data to work for you.
Whether you’re conducting research, building a product, or analyzing demographics, we’ll help you harness the data you need to make your project a success.
- You’ll start with access to our global dataset—the raw data behind the Ethnologue, gathered by hundreds of linguists around the world.
- Then, just as importantly, we’ll help you interpret that data. Tell us what you want to achieve, and our researchers will work with you to make it happen. We’ll walk you through the information, answer questions, and even conduct analyses.
- Everything is customizable. You tell us the degree of consulting you need, and we’ll design the ideal solution.
What’s in the global dataset?
You’ll get the complete, raw linguistic data that we use to create the Ethnologue. Files are in the standard tab-delimited format, which can be loaded into virtually any spreadsheet, database, or other data analysis tool. Note that this dataset does not include commentary, but rather, data fields with simple values that can be submitted to statistical analysis. You’ll receive three files:
ISO codes, language families, statuses, country counts, centroid points, and more for 7,457 languages.
Language counts, literacy rates, populations, diversity indices, and more for 237 countries.
11,177 listings of data specific to a particular language within a particular country where it is used.
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