The linguistic diversity of the world in one map


Great data at https://matadornetwork.com/read/linguistic-diversity-world-one-map/?utm_medium=Partner&utm_campaign=BBCTravel&utm_source=Facebook&sr_share=facebook

Excerpt:

This cool map created by University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s Kazimierz J. Zaniewski focuses on the level of linguistic diversity of every country. The index of linguistic diversity is a number ranging between 0 and 1, i.e. a country where many different languages are spoken will have an index closer to 1, while a country where very few different languages are spoken will have an index closer to 0.

Although it would be impossible for a country to obtain the index 1 (it would mean that every person in the country speaks a different language), Papua New Guinea is pretty close with an index of 0.99 and 820 different languages spoken.

 

 

 

 

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