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Official and Regional Languages of Asia on a Map

Can you name these 149 national and regional languages shown on the map of Asia?
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Quiz by Jiaozira
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Last updated: March 30, 2021
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Sino-Tibetan
 
 
 
 
 
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Indo-European
 
 
 
 
 
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Japonic
 
 
 
 
 
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Afro-Asiatic
 
 
 
 
 
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Dravidian
 
 
 
 
Sinic
1,193 mil speakers
 
L1
Language
920 mil
Mandarin
80 mil
Wu
73 mil
Cantonese
47 mil
Hakka
38 mil
Xiang
22 mil
Gan
13 mil
Hokkien
 
 
 
 
Lolo-Burmese
35 mil speakers
 
L1
Language
33 mil
Burmese
2.0 mil
Yi (Nuosu)
 
 
 
 
Sal
3.3 mil speakers
 
L1
Language
1.4 mil
Bodo
1.0 mil
Kokborok
940 k
Jingpho
 
 
 
 
Kuki-Chin-Naga
3.0 mil speakers
 
L1
Language
1.7 mil
Meitei
830 k
Mizo
528 k
Karbi
 
 
 
 
Tibetic
1.7 mil speakers
 
L1
Language
1.2 mil
Standard Tibetan
171 k
Dzongkha
170 k
Sherpa
110 k
Ladakhi
70 k
Sikkimese
 
 
 
 
Tamangic
1.6 mil speakers
 
L1
Language
1.3 mil
Tamang
325 k
Gurung
 
 
 
 
Karenic
1.5 mil speakers
 
 
L1
Language
1.5 mil
Karen
 
 
 
 
Newaric
860 k speakers
 
L1
Language
860 k
Newari
 
 
 
 
Magaric
840 k speakers
 
L1
Language
840 k
Magar
 
 
 
 
Kiranti
418 k speakers
 
L1
Language
380 k
Limbu
38 k
Sunuwar
 
 
 
 
Angami-Pochuri
152 k speakers
 
L1
Language
152 k
Angami
 
 
 
 
Himalayish
66 k speakers
 
L1
Language
66 k
Lepcha
 
 
 
 
Indo-Aryan
897 mil speakers
 
L1
Language
250 mil
Hindi / Urdu
230 mil
Bengali
125 mil
Punjabi
83 mil
Marathi
56 mil
Gujarati
35 mil
Odia
33 mil
Maithili
25 mil
Sindhi
17 mil
Sinhala
16 mil
Nepali
14 mil
Assamese
7.0 mil
Kashmiri
2.3 mil
Konkani
1.9 mil
Tharu
1.6 mil
Dogri
400 k
Pashayi
340 k
Dhivehi
44 k
Majhi
 
 
 
 
 
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Austronesian
 
 
 
 
 
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Koreanic
 
 
 
 
 
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Austroasiatic
 
 
 
 
 
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Turkic
 
 
 
 
 
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Kra-Dai
 
 
 
 
Iranian
133 mil speakers
 
 
L1
Language
70 mil
Persian
40 mil
Pashto
20 mil
Kurdish
3.0 mil
Balochi
597 k
Ossetian
 
 
 
 
Slavic
44 mil speakers
 
 
L1
Language
44 mil*
Russian
 
 
 
 
Indo-European isolate
6.7 mil speakers
 
L1
Language
6.7 mil
Armenian
 
 
 
 
Hellenic
700 k speakers
 
L1
Language
700 k*
Greek
 
 
 
 
Japonic
128 mil speakers
 
L1
Language
128 mil
Japanese
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Ryukyuan Languages
 
 
 
 
Semitic
110 mil speakers
 
L1
Language
105 mil*
Arabic
5.0 mil
Hebrew
587 k
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic
 
 
 
 
Dravidian
252 mil speakers
 
L1
Language
82 mil
Telugu
75 mil
Tamil
45 mil
Malayalam
43 mil
Kannada
2.9 mil
Gondi
2.2 mil
Kurukh
1.8 mil
Tulu
113 k
Kodava
 
 
 
 
Malayo-Polynesian
312 mil speakers
 
L1
Language
82 mil
Javanese
77 mil
Malay
40 mil
Sundanese
22 mil
Tagalog
19 mil
Cebuano
9.3 mil
Hiligaynon
9.1 mil
Ilocano
6.7 mil
Madurese
3.5 mil
Acehnese
3.5 mil
Banjarese
3.5 mil
Buginese
3.3 mil
Balinese
2.7 mil
Sasak
2.6 mil
Waray
2.5 mil
Central Bikol
2.1 mil
Makassarese
2.0 mil
Batak Toba
2.0 mil
Kapampangan
1.2 mil
Batak Dairi
1.2 mil
Batak Simalungun
1.2 mil
Pangasinan
1.1 mil
Batak Mandailing
1.1 mil
Maguindanao
1.1 mil
Tausug
1.0 mil
Gorontalo
1.0 mil
Taeʼ
900 k
Manggarai
890 k
Ngaju
800 k
Uab Meto
780 k
Maranao
770 k
Nias
750 k
Batak Angkola
750 k
Toraja-Saʼdan
600 k
Batak Karo
500 k
Bima
500 k
Ibanag
500 k
Surigaonon
470 k
Komering
460 k
Aklanon
433 k
Karay-a
390 k
Tetum
350 k
Rejang
330 k
Tolaki
300 k
Muna
300 k
Sumbawa
110 k
Yakan
100 k
Gayo
70 k
Sambal
33 k
Ivatan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Mongolic
 
 
 
 
 
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Kartvelian
 
 
 
 
 
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Creole language
 
 
 
 
 
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Northwest Caucasian
 
 
 
 
 
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Language isolate
 
 
 
 
Formosan
50 k speakers
 
 
L1
Language
50 k
Formosan Languages
 
 
 
 
Koreanic
77 mil speakers
 
 
L1
Language
77 mil
Korean
 
 
 
 
Vietic
76 mil speakers
 
 
L1
Language
76 mil
Vietnamese
 
 
 
 
Khmeric
16 mil speakers
 
L1
Language
16 mil
Khmer
 
 
 
 
Munda
10.6 mil speakers
 
L1
Language
7.6 mil
Santali
1.6 mil
Mundari
1.4 mil
Ho
 
 
 
 
Khasi
1.0 mil speakers
 
L1
Language
1.0 mil
Khasi
 
 
 
 
Monic
800 k speakers
 
L1
Language
800 k
Mon
 
 
 
 
Nicobarese
30 k speakers
 
L1
Language
30 k
Nicobarese languages
 
 
 
 
Oghuz
105 mil speakers
 
L1
Speakers
75 mil
Turkish
23 mil
Azerbaijani
6.7 mil
Turkmen
 
 
 
 
Karluk
44 mil speakers
 
L1
Speakers
34 mil
Uzbek
10 mil
Uyghur
 
 
 
 
Kipchak
17 mil speakers
 
L1
Speakers
13 mil
Kazakh
4.3 mil
Kyrgyz
583 k
Karakalpak
 
 
 
 
Siberian
858 k speakers
 
L1
Speakers
480 k
Yakut
280 k
Tuvan
55 k
Altai
43 k
Khakas
 
 
 
 
Tai
69 mil speakers
 
L1
Language
30 mil
Lao
20 mil
Thai
16 mil
Zhuang
3.3 mil
Shan
 
 
 
 
Mongolic
5.5 mil speakers
 
 
L1
Language
5.2 mil
Mongolian
330 k
Buryat
 
 
 
 
Kartvelian
3.7 mil speakers
 
 
L1
Language
3.7 mil
Georgian
 
 
 
 
Spanish-based creole
700 k speakers
 
 
L1
Language
700 k
Chavacano
 
 
 
 
Northwest Caucasian
190 k speakers
 
 
L1
Language
190 k
Abkhaz
 
 
 
 
Language isolate
10 speakers
 
L1
Language
10
Ainu
 
 
 
 
Colonial Languages
~2.0 mil speakers
 
L1
Language
~2.2 mil
English
~50 k
Portuguese
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
100 Recent Comments
+17
Level 70
Mar 21, 2021
These are languages which have some national or regional recognition. Notes.

Asterisks denote that only speakers in Asia are counted for L1 figures, while Indo-European language families are marked with a dagger (†)

Figures for the total speakers of each language family should be taken as estimations and do not include immigrant/'non-European' languages

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Level 70
Mar 21, 2021
There are a few things to note here.

One big difference between Asia and Europe, is that with Europe I could comfortably cover just about every language spoken as a majority in just about every given area. In Asia, thanks to factors including massive geographic barriers, great amounts of diversity and lower levels of education and thus survival of minority languages, there are several areas of smaller unrecognised languages that have been left grey.

Some areas have been simplified. For example, while people may assume that Israel=Hebrew-speaking, Palestine=Arabic-speaking, the truth is that Hebrew is spoken throughout the West Bank and Arabic is spoken in locations across the north of Israel. I cannot show all detail through this medium.

To generalise, Asian countries are less likely to have the same 'clear-cut' recognition of minority languages as their European counterparts. Some recognise dozens, while others recognise one. There is unavoidable subjectivity here.

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Level 70
Mar 21, 2021
A couple of smaller things,

English is actually the largest spoken language in Singapore and Christmas Island, however since it and Portuguese are not the majority first language anywhere in Asia, they are automatically filled in.

I tried to choose the flags that fit the language the best. I have done my best to avoid controversial flags, but if there are any flags of guerilla movements for whatever reason I will replace them.

I cannot show it on the map, but sadly many of these languages are in decline, and will soon be transparent (in the likes of Assyrian or Ainu) for a variety of factors including migration, modernisation, etc. (not saying these factors are bad, but rather have unfortunate consequences for the minority languages).

There is too much to say about the quiz, I hope I covered everything important! Will try and do one for the Americas next :)

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Level 73
Mar 21, 2021
This is a wonderful quiz. I tried Batak not realizing there were so many forms of it! Learned something new today.
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Level 70
Mar 21, 2021
Thanks for playing, and I'm glad you liked the quiz! I found it interesting to learn about the Batak languages too when researching this quiz, I hadn't heard about them prior :)
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Level 83
Mar 22, 2021
This quiz is very very interesting and fun. Would you consider including some local languages of Malaysian Borneo as well like (Kadazan & Dusun for Sabah and Iban for Sarawak?), since most of these regions of the island where they’re indigenous are left grey except for Malay in Sarawak. Although these languages aren’t official in both states, there are standardised varieties which are taught in national schools where those ethnicities form the majority.
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Level 70
Mar 22, 2021
Thank you very much! I will consider them, although there is a good chance the list here is finalised. I do think it's unfortunate that Borneo is mostly grey at this point. Malaysia is a country in which I could only add Malay from, since the status of the other languages seemed unclear/unofficial. On a side note I'm very happy to hear that those languages are taught in Sarawak and Sabah, that seems to be a rarity in many other linguistically diverse nations.
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Level 49
Mar 30, 2021
Yes, there's a lot of de facto language diversity in east Malaysia, and it would be interesting to add these into the quiz in future if you update it.
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Level 70
Mar 30, 2021
That is true, I had to make a note for myself so that I left them grey, to represent the languages there that couldn't be included on this quiz. I would like to include them in a future quiz, perhaps, they deserve the recognition.
+2
Level 77
Mar 22, 2021
This is an excellent quiz. Can you please also accept "Zambal" for "Sambal" and "Bicol" or "Bikol" for "Central Bikol?" Thanks.
+2
Level 70
Mar 22, 2021
Thank you! Those will be accepted shortly.
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Level 78
Mar 22, 2021
Great quiz Jiao! I laughed so hard at "Karen"!
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Level 70
Mar 22, 2021
Red Karen was also recognised but I had to represent it as one of the dialects. Thank you!
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Level 56
Oct 19, 2021
Are you currently working on making the Americas
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Level 70
Oct 20, 2021
Not at the moment, unfortunately. I was planning on doing North/South America seperately but some territories recognise tens of Indigenous languages, while others don't recognise even their main language (lloking at you, Mexico). This means that more than half the languages in North America would be Indigenous languages from Alaska (ditto Bolivia in South America). The map is mostly complete, however.

Africa or even Oceania would probably make for better quizzes :P

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Level 64
Mar 22, 2021
Excellent work! I can only imagine how much time and effort this took. Could you accept Okinawan?
+2
Level 70
Mar 22, 2021
Thank you! It took a good amount of work and research but I feel it was worth it. I will accept Okinawan shortly, as it is one of the Ryukyuan languages.
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Level 64
Mar 22, 2021
Your first sticky comment appears to refer to the European quiz.
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Level 70
Mar 22, 2021
Correct, at least the second caveat is referring to that. Unfortunately I cannot edit it on my own :(
+2
Level 55
Mar 22, 2021
WOW! How long did it take you to make this map?!! It would have taken me 30 years to make!
+2
Level 70
Mar 22, 2021
It took just over a couple weeks. I worked on it on and off, when my (non-Jetpunk) life allowed :)
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Level 69
Mar 23, 2021
This is wonderful! Instant addiction.

After playing it at least ten times I can still remember 100 only, what a shame.

I can't even begin to guess what will happen when you get to Oceania. I see you want to do the Americas next, and that will also be interesting, but I'm in love with Oceanian literatures at the moment...

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Level 70
Mar 23, 2021
Thank you, I am glad that you are enjoying this! :D

Oceania is a region that I am interested in covering. Most of the languages are from the same language family, but that doesn't mean that it wouldn't be an interesting quiz.

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Level 71
Mar 24, 2021
This quiz is excellent! Please do more of them, I crave them!

Would you mind accepting Aceh for Acehnese, Altay for Altai, Iloko for Ilocano, Panjabi for Punjabi, and Winaray for Waray?

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Level 70
Mar 24, 2021
Thank you! All of your suggestions will be added shortly.
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Level 57
Mar 25, 2021
Love love LOVE this
+2
Level 70
Mar 25, 2021
Thank you :D
+2
Level 68
Mar 29, 2021
very interesting. got 52 i believe, not bad
+2
Level 70
Mar 29, 2021
Thanks for playing!
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Level 71
Mar 29, 2021
Absolutely amazing! This is what I'm doing instead of paying attention to my chemistry class :') but it's worth it.

Two questions about this (one a question and one a suggestion):

1. In Nepal, Indonesia, and the Phillipines, how do nation-wide languages work? Like is it that everyone who doesn't speak the most prominent language (Nepali, Malay, Tagalog) as a first language learns it in school as a second language? Or is it more that they use colonial languages instead (English, Dutch, Spanish/English)?

2. For some reason, some of the labels of the language families don't show up while I take the quiz. For example, it didn't say "Tibetic," I just saw "1.7 million speakers." The problem resolved itself afterwards, but not during the quiz for some reason :/ I don't know if anyone else is having this problem but it might be worth looking into.

+3
Level 70
Mar 29, 2021
Thank you! I won't say anything, I play Jetpunk all the time during online lectures :)

To answer your comment,

1. It seems in those countries that the national language is used in school, alongside English. In Nepal they used to suppress some of the regional languages (such as Newari), but as a result of the Nepalese Civil War the Nepali language's exclusive use in government or courts is being challenged and regional languages are given rights (hence why they made it on this quiz!) When I was in Nepal, everyone could speak Nepali with me even if it was their second language, while English and Hindi were prevelant, but less spoken.

2. Don't worry, the labels are meant to be invisible at first. I hid the ones that gave away the names of individual languages' names. It's not a perfect solution by any means, but thankfully it's not a glitch either.

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Level 58
Mar 29, 2021
Ha! Glad I'm not the only one that gets distracted by JetPunk ;)
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Level 70
Mar 29, 2021
You're not alone :D
+2
Level 71
Mar 29, 2021
Thanks for the explanations! Although if you're trying to hide labels to avoid giving away answers, you might want to hide "Kiranti" as well, because I got "Sunuwar" based off of that :)
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Level 70
Mar 29, 2021
Fixed, thanks for reminding me. I forget about some of the type-ins I've added!
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Level 75
Mar 29, 2021
Really amazing. I hope those Ainu speakers are doing some teaching.
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Level 70
Mar 29, 2021
Thank you! Even today, Ainu heritage is often hidden due to shame. However, with more people embracing their heritage and culture it is completely possible that Ainu will live on. Cornish was extinct for many years, until there was renewed interesting in Cornish culture and identity, and now there are several fluent speakers and enthusiasts. It's not a perfect solution, but it's leagues better than the alternative.
+12
Level 82
Mar 29, 2021
Oh man I missed "Karen." I even speak a little bit of Karen: "can I talk to your manager?"
+8
Level 70
Mar 29, 2021
Impressive! You should write a phrasebook for the tourists.
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Level 46
Mar 30, 2021
I speak a little Karen too!

"You just ruined my family's entire vacation"

"GIVE ME YOUR NINTENDO SWITCH YOUR TOO OLD FOR SILLY VIDEO GAMES ANYWAY"

"You will hear from my lawyers!"

I think I spend too much time on r/entitledparents...

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Level 65
Jul 9, 2022
It's also a tonal language, it has a tone called annoying.
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Level 64
Mar 29, 2021
This is pretty cool and original too. Looking forward to more continents or regions! :D
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Level 70
Mar 29, 2021
Thank you, more to come soon!
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Level 58
Mar 30, 2021
Really cool quiz. Nice graphics! I love it.
+2
Level 70
Mar 30, 2021
Thanks for the kind words :D
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Level 62
Mar 30, 2021
Fantastic work, great stuff. Pity the Santa language (a.k.a. Dongxiang) wasn't on it, but I suppose that's a bit obscure!
+2
Level 70
Mar 30, 2021
That seems like quite the interesting language! I hadn't heard of it before, I may have confused them with the Hui people, who I am more familiar with.
+2
Level 56
Aug 25, 2021
When will the americas be released
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Level 70
Aug 25, 2021
I am undecided on that, to be honest an Americas quiz would have a huge amount of weight on Bolivian and Alaskan languages (probably over half of the quiz!)
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Level 76
Mar 30, 2021
Wow. Just wow. Magnificent.
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Level 70
Mar 30, 2021
Thank you!
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Level 49
Mar 30, 2021
I'd just like to add my thanks and respect for your very interesting quiz. Much appreciated!
+2
Level 70
Mar 30, 2021
Thank you very much!
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Level 74
Mar 30, 2021
Fabulous and challenging quiz, beautifully organised. There's something here for everyone to learn. Thank you Jiaoira! You obviously put a tonne of work into this!
+2
Level 70
Mar 30, 2021
Thank you very much, I am happy to turn my passion into something I can share :)
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Level 68
Mar 31, 2021
I just came to say: kudos on making this quiz! What an amazing dedication to the craft. I can't imagine how many hours of research went into this!

That being said, I'm not touching it with a ten foot pole... ;-)

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Level 70
Mar 31, 2021
Thank you! It was quite a big project for me but I wanted to do my best.

I don't blame you either, it isn't exactly a free 5 points :)

+2
Level 68
Apr 5, 2021
Well, there's that, but also: this quiz should include Breton ;-)
+1
Level 70
Apr 5, 2021
Haha, can't believe I forgot about the Breton population on the Kuril Islands :)
+2
Level 58
Apr 2, 2021
Wonderful Quiz, one of the best on the website for sure
+1
Level 70
Apr 2, 2021
Thank you! I am honoured to hear you say that :D
+4
Level 69
Aug 12, 2021
No love for the Jewish Autonomous Oblast :( sure, hardly anyone there SPEAKS Yiddish, but it is still technically an official language! (still a great quiz, of course. i live in fear of the Oceania one - are you going to go for all 800-odd Papuan languages?)
+3
Level 34
Sep 9, 2021
Sudanese? I didn't expect that...
+4
Level 70
Sep 9, 2021
Sundanese. Although the names are similar enough that I used to mix them up a lot haha :/
+2
Level 65
Oct 20, 2021
INCREDIBLE!! Apparently I tried this a long time ago but I completely forgot about it until it showed up in my Random! I got 84 this time.
+1
Level 70
Oct 20, 2021
Thank you!

Glad to hear you enjoyed rediscovering it! :D

+3
Level 58
Oct 25, 2021
Nice effort but I want to tell you that Formosan languages are not a language but a language family that consists more than 16 languages. Also, if you want to refer "Formosan languages" as Taiwanese indigenous languages (which I think is not right), then Yami language would have to be separated since Yami language is from the Batanic subgroup but not Formosan.

Same thing happens to the "Hokkien" languages. I think you are referred to the "Min language", but again, Min is actually a language family that consists of multiple languages.

+3
Level 70
Oct 26, 2021
Yes but Taiwan appears to recognise 'Formosan Languages' generally as a national language. Therefore the display name is 'Formosan Languages', and every single living Formosan Language is included as a type-in. I may change the display name of Hokkien to Min Chinese when I get the chance, maybe they are technically a 'language group', but the same can be said for other Chinese languages such as Mandarin.

If it was a quiz purely on Taiwanese languages, I would certainly go into much more detail. Thanks for letting me know about Yami by the way, it is not recognised in the same way, so I cannot include it, but I had no idea there was a Batanic language spoken in Taiwan!

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Level 58
Oct 26, 2021
I cannot agree with your statement that "but the same can be said for other Chinese languages such as Mandarin." since it is definitely not. Out of the seven groups of varieties of Chinese, Min is the only one that is considered to be a "language branch" by the linguisticians while the other six groups are a "language." Min has a much greater dialectal diversity than any of the other groups and is the only groups of varieties where their sub-languages (such as Southern Min, Pu-Xian, Northern Min, Eastern Min, Hainan...) are mutually unintelligible and that's why the sub-languages of Min should be considered distinct languages, as a native Southern Min speaker, I can tell you that this is definitely accurate. In contrast, the "sub-languages" of the other six groups of varieties of Chines are all mutually intelligible, that's why the "sub-languages" of these six groups are only dialects but not distinct languages. In conclusion, the language status of Min and Mandarin are not the same.
+3
Level 58
Oct 26, 2021
Also, for the part that you say that "Taiwan appears to recognise 'Formosan Languages' generally as a national language" is not accurate, from this website , you can see the 'Formosan Languages' are called "Indigenous languages" by the Taiwanese government since it includes Formosan Languages and the Yami language, and Taiwanese government generally display the name of "Indigenous languages" but not list out all 15 legal national languages is just out of simplicity basis, it does not mean that Taiwanese government recognize "Formosan languages" as a national language. Also, Matsu is also a national language of Taiwan accourding by Development of National Languages Act . Finally, extremely brilliant effort for the map that you have done and feel free to try my Languages of Taiwan quiz, this is a quiz purely on Taiwan
+3
Level 70
Oct 26, 2021
You are correct, I will change the title to something which includes Yami then. I will have to follow the same simplicity basis, for the sake of this quiz. I will have to figure out what to do with the Min languages, they don't appear to be recognised in China so I may grey out everything other than Hokkien on Taiwan, or perhaps I will change the name on the quiz. Changes will be a little slow, since I don't want to reset everyone's answer stats just yet. Thanks for playing and excellent quiz too! I just tried it out :D
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Level 58
Oct 26, 2021
Thank you so much! Hope you enjoy Taiwanese culture!!
+2
Level 70
Oct 27, 2021
You're very welcome, Taiwan is an interesting country indeed! :)
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Level 18
Nov 3, 2021
You wrote Hokkien in Hainan, shouldn't that be Hainanese?
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Level 58
Jan 21, 2022
Some scholars and earlier research would say that Hainanese is a dialect of the Hokkien (Southern Min) language, while more and more scholars think that Hainanese is an independent language nowadays since Southern Min and Hainanese is not mutually intelligible at all.
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Level 70
Jan 21, 2022
Hainanese should be considered its own language, the dialect/language distinction is more of a political definition than a linguistic one. Unfortunately, I have to go with the political definitions sometimes, for the sake of the quiz. I may make changes to the quiz, however, such as greying out that particular region on the map.
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Level 86
Nov 9, 2021
Communicating with Karen's can be tough, but I didn't realize they actually have their own language
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Level 70
Nov 9, 2021
It's a little obscure but if you listen closely it is quite the poetic language. I read that they have at least 20 different words for "manager".
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Level 57
Jan 21, 2022
Forever dreaming that there will be an Africa version
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Level 70
Jan 22, 2022
Jiaozira from 2021 said it couldn't be done, but what does he know? ;)
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Level 26
Aug 10, 2022
I’ll be looking forward to it
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Level 57
Jan 21, 2022
brilliant brilliant quiz - I return here often
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Level 70
Jan 22, 2022
Thank you for playing!
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Level 26
Aug 10, 2022
Cool quiz, never knew there were this many languages spoken!
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Level 26
Aug 10, 2022
I only got 35 :(
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Level 79
Oct 3, 2022
Wow. Just Wow! This is a magnum opus. Awesome and scarily tough.
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Level 70
Oct 4, 2022
Thank you for playing! I'm still really happy about how this one turned out :)
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Level 69
Dec 31, 2022
Is there any chance you would issue a quiz on Oceania or the Americas in the close future?

I can fully understand that they are an immense lot of work to make, I'm just asking... please, if possible. :)

Happy new year, by the way!

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Level 70
Jan 7, 2023
Happy (slightly belated) New Years!

I have a version for the Americas which I almost finished, however I struggled with drawing some of the Indigenous languages / including both North and South America on one map so the project was put on hold.

As for now I have no plans to continue the series because of time constraints. If I could pick up the series again, I wish I could cover Africa next as it is the most fitting for this style of quiz!

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Level 72
Mar 10, 2023
And the African quiz is here! Out of curiosity, where did you get the data for all this?
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Level 70
Mar 11, 2023
I didn't think it would come so soon hahaha, the data comes from the Wikipedia pages for each country, if you look under 'language' they give you an idea what languages are official or recognised under different statuses (like minority languages).
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Level 65
Mar 15, 2023
This is amazing! I'm glad that you accept all Taiwanese languages like Amis and Atayal as the answer.
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Level 70
Mar 15, 2023
Thank you for playing! Since Taiwan only appears to recognise 'Taiwanese Aboriginal Languages' more broadly, I found this to be the fairest response :)
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Level 29
Mar 27, 2023
great quiz but very hard
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Level 54
Apr 21, 2023
Maguindanao's flag has the language name on it
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Level 64
May 23, 2023
There's a language named KAREN?
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Level 64
Jul 5, 2023
Extreme nitpicking, however, for the sake of consistency the rest of Egypt should be a lighter grey.

This is in no way useful to the quiz and probably isn’t worth wasting anyone’s time changing.

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Level 57
Jul 17, 2023
the area that i struggled the most with was pakistan and india... my gf is pakistani. she was quite disappointed
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Level 43
Jan 16, 2024
I would update this map since Azerbaijan now liberated Karabakh and Azerbaijan's west now speaks Azerbaijani as well as Georgia's some parts
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Level 44
May 9, 2024
"Liberated" is questionable depending on who you talk to...