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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.

There is a growing body of evidence that linguistic diversity and biological diversity are linked. A recent publication from Conservation International examines some of that evidence. The volume, authored by L. J.

We've mentioned before how some scholars are making use of the Ethnologue, but a major report on the state of global internet connectivity from, a consortium with Facebook at the lead, is one of the first to make extensive u

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

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