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This file is from the English Wikipedia. It represents the largest uncontroversial linguistic macrofamilies using the color scheme from en:Wikipedia:WikiProject Languages. (Thus, Japanese and Korean are represented as language isolates, despite various contested theories linking them to other families (probably Altaic family) or each other.)

Due to the lack of sourcing and the inherent imprecision of the Robinson projection, this should be taken as a somewhat impressionistic representation.

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Possibly it is- en:Yiwaidjan_languages [1] [2] [3] en:Australian_Aboriginal_languages en:Australian_Aboriginal_languages [4] en:Arnhem_Land_languages en:Australian_Aboriginal_languages [5] [6] [7] [8]

[9]-- (talk) 16:54, 23 July 2008 (UTC) en:Semitic_languages [10] [11]--Mike A Mitchel jr (talk) 08:45, 24 July 2008 (UTC) en:Hamitic_languages] [12]-- 08:55, 24 July 2008 (UTC) [13] [14] en:Austric_languages en:French_Polynesia#Languages [15] 08:56, 24 July 2008 (UTC) 07:19, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

[16]-- 16:52, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

An error?

I can't see the Basque language in Northern Spain any more, so I reverted it to remove the foggyness/deletion of the Baques.-- 08:52, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

The Australian Indigenous languages covering the northern part of Australia somehow got lost between version 29th of May and 30th of May - can someone please put them back in or say why they have been removed? thanks 12:11, 4 September 2008 (UTC)


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current01:32, 10 June 2020Thumbnail for version as of 01:32, 10 June 20201,339 × 636 (37 KB)MaphobbyistRe-upload
01:24, 10 June 2020Thumbnail for version as of 01:24, 10 June 20201,339 × 636 (37 KB)MaphobbyistPartial restorion of original upload. The Turkish and Azerbaijani language areas do touch each other at Nakhichevan. Separately, the Caucasian and Mongolian languages families don't border each other, despite the proximity.
23:39, 24 December 2018Thumbnail for version as of 23:39, 24 December 20181,339 × 636 (38 KB)Bookworm8899Reverted back to the version of 일성강. There is zero Austroasiatic speakers in Guanfdong, Guangxi, Guizhou as the map depicts
16:23, 31 May 2018Thumbnail for version as of 16:23, 31 May 20181,339 × 636 (38 KB)Satoshi Kondofixed mistake during my update on AA
19:23, 11 February 2018Thumbnail for version as of 19:23, 11 February 20181,339 × 636 (38 KB)Satoshi Kondoused better colour for tai-kadai and fixed distribution according to official map and regional spokem map of the PR of China
14:21, 8 June 2017Thumbnail for version as of 14:21, 8 June 20171,339 × 636 (38 KB)일성강updated/fixed, (fix: included the turkic, tungusic and mongolic language family as official census propose) matching the linguistic classification of language families. (stand:2017)
14:28, 17 January 2016Thumbnail for version as of 14:28, 17 January 20161,339 × 636 (55 KB)Ercwlffiberocaucasian languages was hard to see
15:59, 1 December 2009Thumbnail for version as of 15:59, 1 December 20091,339 × 636 (31 KB)Happenstancefixing the horrendously inaccurate state of Aust+Can+Eq. Gui
16:54, 22 October 2008Thumbnail for version as of 16:54, 22 October 20081,339 × 636 (47 KB)Evian PepperReverted to version as of 12:13, 29 May 2008 - not readable on my screen resolution.
03:38, 30 May 2008Thumbnail for version as of 03:38, 30 May 2008800 × 380 (95 KB)Kayrat Tekebayev~commonswikismall but readable
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