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Languages of the Mongol Empire with a Map

With the help of a map, can you guess these languages that were spoken within the Mongol Empire in 1279?
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According to own research. Note that this map may not be 100% accurate. Some areas have been simplified.
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Last updated: December 5, 2021
First submittedOctober 18, 2021
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Austroasiatic
Bolyu
Bugan
Mang
Tsat
Waic
 
Cai-Long
Caijia
Longjia
Luren
 
Germanic
Crimean Gothic
 
Hellenic
Greek
 
Hmong-Mien
Hmong
Iu Mien
 
Indo-Aryan
Classical Sanskrit
Dardic Languages
 
Iranian
Balochi
Daylami
Gilaki
Kurdish
Luri
Mazanderani
Old Azeri
Ossetian
Pamir Languages
Pashto
Persian
Semnani
Yaghnobi
Zaza-Gorani
 
Kartvelian
Georgian
Svan
Zan
Koreanic
Middle Korean
 
Kra-Dai
Be
Biao
Bouyei
Buyang
Gelao
Hlai Languages
Kam
Khamti
Maonan
Mulam
Qiang
Shan
Sui
Tai Nua
Zhuang
 
Lolo-Burmese
Lisu
Yi
 
Mongolic
Middle Mongol
 
Northeast Caucasian
Andic
Archi
Avar
Bats
Caucasian Albanian
Dargwa
Eastern Samur
Khinalug
Lak
Southern Samur
Tsezic
Vainakh
Western Samur
 
Northwest Caucasian
Adyghe
Abazgi
Kabardian
Ubykh
 
Romance
Romanian
 
Sal
Ganan
Jingpho
Kadu
 
Semitic
Arabic
Neo-Aramaic Languages
 
Sinitic
Ba-Shu
Bai
Hakka
Min
Old Mandarin
Proto-Gan
Proto-Huizhou
Proto-Jin
Proto-Pinghua
Proto-Wu
Proto-Xiang
Yue
 
Slavic
Old Church Slavonic
Old East Slavic
 
Tungusic
Evenki
Jurchen
Kili
Nanai
Oroqen
Ulch
Turkic
Bulgar
Chaharmahali Turkic
Early Chagatai
Fergana Kipchak
Karakhanid
Khalaj
Khorasani Turkic
Khorezmian
Kipchak-Bulgar
Kipchak-Cuman
Kipchak-Nogai
Kyrgyz
Northern Altai
Old Anatolian Turkish
Old Uyghur
Proto-Northern Siberian Turkic
Proto-Sayan
Proto-Yenisei Turkic
Qashqai
Salar
Southern Altai
Turkmen
 
Uralic
Finnish
Ingrian
Karelian
Komi
Mari
Mordvinic
Sámi
Sayan Samoyedic
Udmurt
Veps
 
Other Languages
Armenian
Naga Languages
Nuristani Languages
Tibetic Languages
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Level 87
Oct 18, 2021
Wow. How many interpreters did they have to employ?
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Level 55
Oct 19, 2021
I'd imagine that they might've gotten the help of scholars within their borders when it came to translations. Not to forget that traders were also commonly multilingual.
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Level 71
Oct 19, 2021
Fun! It was surprising how different many of these languages are from modern languages, both in classification and range.

Could you consider Manchu for Jurchen? I know it's not the exact same thing, but Wikipedia says Manchu is mostly derived from Jurchen, and I'm guessing more people are familiar with the term Manchu. I could be wrong about this, but if you don't want to change it I'd at least appreciate hearing why.

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Level 55
Oct 19, 2021
Thanks! I was actually considering accepting Manchu for Jurchen, but I originally decided not to. It should accept it now though.