FELIX PHARAND-DESCHENES, GLOBAIA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY FELIX PHARAND-DESCHENES, GLOBAIA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Linguistic diversity. Earth globe and map, centred on the Middle East, showing the distribution of the world's languages (red dots). This map is based on data from 'Ethnologue: Languages of the World', published by SIL International. The 2015 edition contained statistics for 7472 languages and dialects. The raised blue peaks show areas of high language density and groupings. For the languages of South-East Asia (centre right), see image C026/3770.
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