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  • Country Digests

    Get to know the linguistic landscape of a single country.

    Packaged in a convenient PDF, our country digests cover all the data available on our website, plus other features and statistical summaries. 1 Available for any country with more than eight languages.

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  • Books

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    Consult the classic in three volumes, organized by region. Each includes its own overview, indexes, and maps, so you can use the volumes independently or as a collection. Now available in the 19th Edition (2016).

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  • Maps

    Print or post a language map in your academic publication.

    Get a high-resolution version of any of our language maps. No watermark, full color ﹘ ready to be dropped into your design. Maps are licensed for academic publications, but we can offer a custom license for other uses.

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  • Data & Consulting

    Analyze the raw data for use in your own research or products.

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  • API Coming Soon

    Develop apps or other products that pull from our language data.

    Later this year we’ll launch our API, with both a basic version for free and an advanced version with a paid subscription. Interested? Contact us, and we’ll let you know when it’s available. We’d also love to hear your ideas for using it.

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  1. These additional features include: Summary tables by language size, status, and family, listing the total number of languages and speakers that fall into each category.
    Summary list by language size, naming every language that falls into each category, along with its basic information.
    List of languages by family, including their full path in the linguistic family tree.
    List of languages by each state, province, or other administrative subdivision of the country.
    Deaf population.
    Index of ISO codes.
    Index of all primary and alternate language names.
    Full bibliography for the country’s data.