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Guess the Asian Languages on the Map

Can you name the 17 Asian languages, using the map, a sample of the language and the number of speakers as clues?
One of these languages is technically a group of languages united(?) by a form of writing
Quiz by Jiaozira
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Last updated: December 18, 2020
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First submittedDecember 17, 2020
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L1
Sample
Language
10
ツネアソ ト
タ ぺテトヮ
ウン ツノタッ
Ainu
310 m
يولد جميع الناس
أحرارًا ومتساوين
Arabic
6.7 mil
Բոլոր մարդիկ
ծնվում են
ազատ և
հավասար
Armenian
~600 k
ܩܘ݂ܝܵܡܵܐ ܕܟܠ
ܚܕܵܐ ܐܘ݂ܡܬܵܐ
ܬܸܠܝܵܐ ܝܠܹܗ
Assyrian
171 k
ཡབ་ ཨབ་ར་ཧམ་
གྱི་གདུང་བརྒྱུད་
ལས་སྦེ་རྒྱལཔོ་ ད་བིད་དང་
Dzongkha
5.0 mil
כל בני האדם
נולדו בני חורין
ושווים
Hebrew
322 mil
सभी मनुष्यों
को गौरव और
अधिकारों के
मामले में
जन्मजात स्वतन्त्रता
और समानता
प्राप्त हैं।
Hindi
3.7 mil
Cuat lenx cuat
dol bongb deul
ndax dex douf
muax
Hmong
82 mil
ꦪꦸꦤꦶꦨꦼꦂꦱꦼꦭ
ꦢꦶꦏ꧀ꦭꦼꦴꦫꦺꦃꦯꦼꦤ
ꦎꦦ
Javanese
 
L1
Sample
Language
43 mil
ಎಲ್ಲಾ
ಮಾನವರೂ
ಸ್ವತಂತ್ರರಾಗಿಯೇ
Kannada
16 mil
មនុស្សទាំងអ
ស់កើតមកមាន
សេរីភាពនិង
Khmer
77 mil
모든 인간은
자유롭고 품위와
권리면에서
Korean
920 mil
人人生而自由,
在尊严和权利上
一律平等。
Chinese
40 mil
ټول انسانان په وقار او
حقونو کې آزاد او مساوي
زیږیدلي دي.
Pashto
17 mil
සියලු මනුෂ්‍යයන්
නිදහස් හා
ගෞරවයෙන්
Sinhala
75 mil
Bütün insanlar hür,
haysiyet ve haklar
bakımından eşit doğarlar.
Turkish
~10 mil
بارلىق ئىنسانلار ئەركىن
تۇغۇلۇپ ، قەدىر-قىممەت ۋە
ھوقۇقتا باراۋەر.
Uyghur
16 Comments
+2
Level 70
Dec 17, 2020
Transparent areas reflect the fact that Assyrian/Neo-Aramaic and Ainu are not majority languages in the respective areas. Assyrian is a majority language in smaller pockets, and while originally the map depicted this it was just too hard to make out, so I included the larger area. In hindsight, I should have excluded Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore from the 'Chinese' answer, seeing as the speakers there use Traditional characters rather than the Simplified versions of Mainland China. I was originally going to use Mandarin alone, but it wasn't easy to plot Mandarin on the map, and the written forms of Chinese languages are the same, bar for the Traditional/Simplified characters split.
+5
Level 44
Dec 17, 2020
Amazing quiz Jiaozira!
+2
Level 70
Dec 17, 2020
Thanks for the kind words!
+3
Level 60
Dec 17, 2020
Fantastic once again!
+1
Level 70
Dec 17, 2020
Thank you very much :)
+1
Level 51
Dec 17, 2020
WOAH!!
+2
Level 62
Dec 17, 2020
Awesome quiz! Does the sample text mean "All humans deserve human rights?" If yes the translation should be प्रत्येक मानव के पास मानवाधिकारों का अधिकार है |
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Level 70
Dec 17, 2020
Thank you! The sample text is "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights" (from the UN Declaration of Human Rights. Looking back, I believe it should include the rest of the sentence, '... स्वतन्त्रता और समानता प्राप्त हैं।' I refrained from using Google Translate, bar for a couple of unfortunate languages. I found the translations at Omniglot, although I could not copy most of them due to the translation being an image, so I had to manually type some of the samples myself. I hope the Hindi doesn't sound too awkwardly formal when all's fixed. Full translations are visible post-game.
+2
Level 56
Dec 18, 2020
In my opinion, your current sample is correct.

By the way, the sample in quiz and in stats for Hindi doesn't match.

+1
Level 70
Dec 18, 2020
It is...well, was. They are both the same now, as I have copied the translation from the Wikipedia article for Hindi. I am not sure where the Omniglot translations come from, per se, but I get the feeling they come from reputable sources. The declaration itself is one of the most widespread translated items I've found, and I wouldn't be surprised is Google Translate themselves include it as a reference text (that's why I didn't feel so bad about the couple languages I translated via Google). Some of the smaller languages on Omniglot are taken from other sources, such as Ainu.
+2
Level 56
Dec 19, 2020
Yesterday, I opened this quiz on my PC and everything was fine. Today when I opened it again on laptop, the sample for Javanese is just showing as some black rectangular boxes to me. IDK why it shows the script on PC but not on Laptop.
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Level 70
Dec 19, 2020
I wish I could answer the definitive reason, but I'm no computer expert, sadly. Javanese Script is unusual and therefore many computers won't be able to render(?) It. With newer software, I imagine more scripts will be visible. Five years ago, the computer I used to edit couldn't display Burmese text either, but now only the most obscure text shows as boxes/diamonds/etc.
+2
Level 56
Dec 19, 2020
Yup, I guess this is true, as my PC is on Windows 10 while laptop is still on 7. PC' s software is a lot better than that of laptop.
+2
Level 65
Dec 19, 2020
Wait, Aino 10 speakers??
+1
Level 70
Dec 19, 2020
Yes, and a number of second language speakers (whose figures I cannot find, but I imagine they are low too). The Ainu live in Sakhalin, Russia and Sapporo, Japan, but the Soviet Union combined with cultural assimilation by Japan well into the 1990's has essentially destroyed the Ainu culture and language. According to Wikipedia, are large portion of Ainu people and mixed Ainu/Japanese don't even know that they are Ainu. People are trying their best to keep this language alive, but it is very hard to prevent a language death. Only the most passionate about their personal history are going to learn an entire language that a mere handful speak.
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Level 81
Jun 16, 2024
Whoa. I had no idea that anyone still spoke Assyrian as a first language! I totally thought it was effectively a dead language. TIL...