Language Geography

Language geography is the study of the geographic distribution of languages or elements of languages. Within language geography there are two principle areas of study. Geography of languages focuses on the distribution of languages over space and time. Linguistic geography focuses on regional variations within languages.

Map Any Word Across the World

Caitlin Dempsey

Word Map is a fascinating online mapping application that lets the user type in any word and see that word mapped in the official or dominant language of each country around the world.

Map of nations using English as a de facto or official majority language (dark blue) or an official minority language (light blue)

Geography of Languages

Caitlin Dempsey

Information about which country has the most spoken languages, which country has the most official languages, and which language is spoken in the most countries.

How Topography Affects Language

Caitlin Dempsey

How high up you live affects your spoken language.

What is Ethno Mapping?

Caitlin Dempsey

Maps aren’t just intended for navigation. Though most people think of maps in terms of what kind of physical land ...