Ethnologue: Languages of the Americas and the Pacific, Twenty-Second Edition


Eberhard, David M., Gary F. Simons and Charles D. Fennig, editors

ISBN 978-15567-1-446-7
552 pp. $99.95 (hardcover) Amazon   Barnes & Noble

Ethnologue is the comprehensive reference work that catalogs all the known living languages in the world today. It has been an active research project for more than 60 years. Thousands of linguists and other researchers all over the world rely on and have contributed to the Ethnologue. It is widely regarded to be the most comprehensive listing of information of its kind.

Book Cover Americas Pacific

Ethnologue is published in three volumes. Each volume is self-contained so can be used independently. This volume catalogs the languages of the Americas and Pacific. It includes:

  • 2,644 language descriptions organized by country
  • 15,598 primary names, alternate names, and dialect names
  • 81 country overviews with graphical language vitality profiles
  • 75 color maps showing location and distribution of languages
  • Unique three-letter identifier for each language from the International Standard ISO 639-3
  • Assessment for every language of level of development versus endangerment using EGIDS with a color language status profile graph for every country
  • Statistical summaries with numerical tabulations of living languages and number of speakers by continent, by language status, by language size, by language family, and by country
Dimensions: 7x10x1.1875 in
Weight: 2.575 lb

Table of Contents:

How to Use This Book

Part I: Statistical Summaries

Global Summary

Part II: Language Listings

Other Languages

Part III: Language Maps


Part IV: Indexes

Language Name Index
Language Code Index
Country Index


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