The Open Directory Natural Languages section organizes languages according to a genetic classification. You may submit sites to the language family category, or, if you are familiar with the topic, can be neutral and enjoy collaboration, we invite you to apply to be an editor and build an existing or entirely new language category yourself! Afro-Asiatic: Hebrew, Akkadian, Arabic, Coptic, Somali, Hausa, Aramaic, Maltese, Egyptian Hieroglyphs Austro-Tai: Hawaiian, Indonesian, Tagalog, Cebuano, Javanese, Balinese, Malay, Malagasy, Thai, Lao, Fijian, Tongan, Tahitian, Samoan, Maori, Javanese Baltic: Latvian, Lithuanian, Prussian, Suldovian Celtic: Scottish Gaelic, Welsh, Cornish, Breton, Gaulish, Irish, Manx Finno-Ugric: Finnish, Hungarian, Estonian, Sami/Lapp, Nenets, Livonian, Karelian, Vodian, Vepsian, Cheremis, Votyak, Komi, Vogul, Ostyak, Enets, Nganasan, Selkup. Germanic Languages: Dutch, English, German, Yiddish, Gothic, Icelandic, Faroese, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Frisian, Afrikaans Hellenic: Ancient, Koine, and Modern Greek Indo-Iranian: Farsi/Persian, Urdu/Hindi, Romany/Gypsy, Kurdish, Bengali, Punjabi, Marathi, Gujarati Romance: French, Italian, Romanian, Asturian, Spanish, Portuguese, Ladino, Rumansch, Catalan, Sardinian, Galician, Occitan, Valencian, Sardinian, Walloon Italic: Etruscan, Oscan, Umbrian, Volscian, Picene, Faliscan and Latin Sino-Tibetan: Mandarin, Cantonese, Taiwanese, and any other Chinese dialect, Tibetan, Burmese, Sharpa, Miao, Yao, Hakka Slavic: Plish, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Czech, Sorbian, Byelorussian, Ukrainian, Serbo-Croatian, Macedonian, Bulgarian, Old Church Slavonic, Pidgins and Creoles: Contact languages such as Tok Pisin, Krio, Rasta Patois, Kreyol, Papiamentu, Bazaar and Baba Malay, Hawaiian Pidgin, Sango, Lingala, Cajun, Michif, Chinook Jargon Niger-Kordofanian: Swahili, Bantu, Wolof, Fulani, Zulu, Mandink, Kongo, Shiyeye, Akan, Bamileke, Ewe, Yoruba Altaic: Japanese, Korean, Turkish, Uzbek, Azerbaijani, Tatar, Kazakh Dravidian: Tamil, Telegu Austro-Asiatic: Khmer, Muong, Vietnamese
This website contains links to all of the serious if not complete grammars of languages on the Web. It currently contains links to grammars of more than 80 different languages.
The Lord's Prayer in more than one thousand languages and dialects.
Extensive database of the world's languages, organized/searchable by map, language family, country, and language name. From SIL International. Also offers print and CD-ROM versions.
How to say hello, please, thank you, and other basic social phrases, in hundreds of languages. Includes links to dictionaries, phrase guides, and other resources for many of the world's languages and countries.
Introduction to the major language families, including Indo-European, Uralic, Altaic, and Afro-Asiatic.
Typology of the world's languages from the Fu Jen Catholic University. In English and Chinese.
Short sample texts of more than 1200 languages and dialects in the world.
Online shop of teaching materials on various European languages (including some quite rare ones) plus Esperanto.
The personal website of Robert Beard, devoted to the study of morphology, especially Beard's theory of 'Lexeme-Morpheme Base Morphology'. It is linked to an index of on-line dictionaries and grammars, and several pages of linguistic fun.
Multilingual corpus server located at the Department of General Linguistics, University of Helsinki. Contains some samples from the rarer languages.
Linguistic maps of Europe, Africa, America and Oceania. Priority is given to endangered languages and minority linguistic people.
The Human-Languages Page is a comprehensive catalog of language-related Internet resources. The over 1900 links in the HLP database have been hand-reviewed to bring the best language links the Web has to offer.
List-servers for a wide variety of language studies, from Nostratic to Spanish and Tolkien.
Working to develop a contemporary version of the historic Rosetta Stone, a meaningful survey and near permanent archive of 1,000 languages.
Information on less-commonly taught languages.
Extensive information and web links on languages.
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