On the map below, can you name:
- all the world's language families, and
- the major subdivisions of several of those families?
Isolates, creoles, pidgins, and unclassified languages are not included.
The distinctions between (sub/)families leans conservative (meaning no Nilo-Saharan) but is ultimately still arbitrary.
Extinct families are not included, with the exception of language families indigenous to areas that have undergone colonisation, where the most recent pre-contact distribution of languages is shown on the map.
Click the map to zoom. You may need to zoom in farther, probably with ctrl - & ctrl =, though that might depend on your browser.