Language Families and Subfamilies with a Map

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.
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Families
Afroasiatic
Berber
Chadic
Cushitic
Omotic
Semitic
Alacalufan
Algic
Central Algonquian
Eastern Algonquian
Plains Algonquian
Ritwan
Andamanese
Arai-Samaia
Araucanian
Arawakan
Palikuran
Paresi-Waura
Southern Arawakan
Ta-Arawakan
Upper Amazon Arawakan
Arawan
Atlantic-Congo
Bantoid
Bantu
Cross River
Grassfields
Gur
Jukunoid
Kainji
Kru
Kwa
Mel
Mambiloid
Plateau
Savannas
Senegambian
Senufo
Volta-Niger
Austroasiatic
Aslian
Bahnaric
Katuic
Khasi-Palaungic
Khmeric
Monic
Munda
Nicobarese
Pearic
Vietic
Austronesian
Admiralty Islands
Aru
Barito
Barrier Islands-Batak
Celebic
Central Maluku
Central Pacific
Chamic
East Formosan
Flores-Lembata
Greater Central Philippine
Kayan-Murik
Kei-Tanimbar
Land Dayak
Malayic
Melanau-Kajang
Meso-Melanesian
Micronesian
Northeast Sabahan
Northern Luzon
North New Guinea
North Sarawakan
Northwestern Formosan
Papuan Tip
Southeast Solomonic
Southern Oceanic
South Halmahera-West New Guinea
South Sulawesi
Southwest Sabahan
Sumba-Flores
Temotu
Timoric
Tsouic
Families
Aymaran
Baining
Barbacoan
Boran
Border
Bororoan
Bulaka River
Bunuban
Caddoan
Cahuapanan
Cariban
Guiana Carib
Parukotoan
Venezuela Carib
Catacaoan
Central Solomon
Central Sudanic
Bongo-Bagirmi
Eastern Central Sudanic
Chapacuran
Charruan
Chibchan
Cuna-Colombian
Talamanca
Votic
Chicham
Chimakuan
Chinookan
Chocoan
Chon
Chukutko-Kamchatkan
Chumashan
Coosan
Costanoan
Daju
Darwin Region
Doso-Turumsa
Dogon
Dravidian
Central Dravidian
North Dravidian
South-Central Dravidian
South Dravidian
Eastern Daly
East Geelvink Bay
Eastern Jebel
East Strickland
East Trans-Fly
Eleman
Eskaleut
Fas
Fur
Garawan
Gogodala-Suki
Grass
Guaicuruan
Guajiboan
Harakmbut-Katukina
Hatam-Mansim
Heiban
Hmong-Mien
Hmongic
Mienic
Huarpean
Ijaw
Indo-European
Romance
Celtic
Indo-Aryan
Germanic
Nuristani
Iranian
Balto-Slavic
Iroquoian
Iroquois Proper
Families
Iwaidjan
Japonic
Jarrakan
Jicaquean
Jirajaran
Kadu
Kalapuyan
Kartvelian
Katloid
Kaure-Kosare
Keresan
Kho-Bwa
Khoe-Kwadi
Kiowa-Tanoan
Kiwaian
Komuz
Gumuz
Koman
Koreanic
Kra-Dai
Kam-Sui
Kra
Tai
Kuliak
Kunama
Kutubuan
Kwomtari
Kxa
Lakes Plain
Lenca
Leonhard Schultze
Lower Sepik
Lule-Vilela
Maban
Macro-Gunwinyguan
Macro-Je
Je
Kamaka
Kariri
Krenak
Maxakalian
Purian
Yabutian
Mairasi
Mande
Mantion-Meax
Mascoian
Matacoan
Mayan
Ch'olan
Huastec
Q'anjob'alan
Quichean-Mamean
Yucatecan
Mirndi
Misumalpan
Miwok
Mixe-Zoque
Mixe
Zoque
Mongolic
Muskogean
Na-Dene
Northern Athabaskan
Pacific Coast Athabaskan
Southern Athabaskan
Nambikwaran
Nadahup
Nilotic
Eastern Nilotic
Southern Nilotic
Western Nilotic
Nimboran
North Bougainville
Northeast Caucasian
North Halmahera
Families
Northern Eastern Sudanic
Nubian
Northwest Caucasian
Nyulnyulan
Ongan
Oto-Manguean
Chinantecan
Mixtecan
Oto-Pamean
Popolocan
Tlapanec-Manguean
Zapotecan
Pahoturi
Palaihnihan
Pama-Nyungan
Arandic-Thura-Yura
Dyirbalic
Karnic
Maric
Ngarna
Nyungic
Paman
Victorian Pama-Nyungan
Wati
Yolŋu
Yuin-Kuric
Panoan
Mainline Panoan
Pauwasi
Peba-Yaguan
Piaroa-Saliba
Plateau Penutian
Pomoan
Quechuan
Ramu
Rashad
Saharan
Salishan
Interior Salish
Coast Salish
Senagi
Sentani
Sepik
Middle Sepik
Sepik Hills
Upper Sepik
Wogamus
Shastan
Sino-Tibetan
Angami-Pochuri
Ao
Burmish
East Bodish
Greater Siangic
Karenic
Kiranti
Kuki-Chin
Loloish
Newaric
Nungish
Qiangic
Sal
Sinitic
Tamangic
Tangkhulic
Tani
Tibetic
West Himalayish
Zemeic
Siouan-Catawban
Mississippi Valley Siouan
Ohio Valley Siouan
Sko
Songhai
South Bird's Head
Families
South Bougainville
Southern Daly
Surmic
Tacanan
Talodi
Tangkic
Tasmanian
Taulil-Butam
Teberan
Temein
Tequistlatecan
Ticuna-Yuri
Timor-Alor-Pantar
Timotean
Tiniguan
Tor-Kwerba
Kwerbic
Orya-Tor
Torricelli
Totonacan
Trans-New Guinea
Angan
Anim
Asmat-Mombum
Binanderean
Bosavi
Central West New Guinea
Dani
Duna-Pogaya
Engan
Finisterre-Huon
Goilalan
Kayagar
Kainantu-Goroka
Madang
Paniai Lakes
Southeast Papuan
West Bomberai
Tsimshianic
Tucanoan
Western Tucanoan
Tungusic
Tupian
Tupi-Guarani
Turama-Kikorian
Turkic
Chimbu-Wahgi
Karluk
Kipchak
Oghuz
Siberian Turkic
Tuu
Ubangian
Upper Yuat
Uralic
Uru-Chipaya
Uto-Aztecan
Numic
Takic
Tarahumaran
Tepiman
Wagaydyic
Wakashan
West Bird's Head
Western Daly
Wintuan
Witotoan
Worrorran
Xincan
Yam
Yanomaman
Yawa
Yeniseian
Yokutsan
Yuat
Yukaghir
Yuki-Wappo
Yuman-Cochimi
Zamucoan
Zaparoan
10 Comments
+3
Level 61
Jul 8, 2023
holy
+3
Level 55
Dec 7, 2023
Thanks, been searching for a quiz like this for a while now, and this is just golden. Has so much detail, and from what I can tell is very accurate also. This must have taken a long time to make, so again, thanks. I'm gonna grind this quiz out a few times now.
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Level 51
Dec 17, 2023
Been grinding this quiz for a month and managed to get to 130. I'd be interested in a quiz with the language isolates, and one combining it with this quiz. That'd be a monster Quiz. Good work on this one, I love it.
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Level 61
Jan 26, 2024
Such an underrated quiz!
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Level 72
Jan 31, 2024
Chimbu-Wahgi appears to have mistakenly been listed as a Turkic branch. It's supposed to be a Trans-New-Guinean language family.
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Level 65
Jan 31, 2024
oh jeez I didn't notice that, it's fixed now! thanks!
+3
Level 70
Mar 2, 2024
Yes! We need more language quizzes, especially one of this quality.
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Level 81
Mar 2, 2024
I spotlit this one cause it's so good - happy to see it get some love!
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Level 26
May 5, 2024
If you're preferring a more cautious/conservative interpretation of language families, then the relatedness of Omotic to the rest of Afroasiatic is contested. It's been proposed that Omotic is an independent language family, or, that only North Omotic (excluding Mao) is actually Afroasiatic, while Mao and South Omotic are two independent language families unrelated to North Omotic. Most scholars do still include Omotic as a single language family within Afroasiatic, but the issue isn't settled, and a more conservative approach would probably group Omotic separately, or at least distinguish within Afroasiatic between North Omotic, South Omotic, and Mao.
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Level 65
May 12, 2024
I am aware, the evidence I recall seeing left me feeling split between both sides and I couldn't really decide, so I went with the more traditional classification -- I had decided if I wasn't sure about where something goes I'd take the classification that people would be most likely to know