Old World Language Families

The Old World Language Families infographic from Stand Still Stay Silent Comic shows the “roots” of our modern languages. Follow each language’s path from bush to roots and discover how closely languages are related to each other.

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Language trees for the language lovers! I’ve gathered pretty much all the data for this from ethnologue.com, which is an awesome well of information about language families. And if anyone finds some important language missing let me know! (Naturally most tiny languages didn’t make it on the graph, aww. There’s literally hundreds of them in the Indo-European family alone and I could only fit so many on this page, so most sub-1 mil. speaker languages that don’t have official status somewhere got the cut.)

14 October. 2014

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

I’m a Finnish-Swedish lady, born in Sweden in 1990 and living in Finland during 1997-2013, and now I’m currently living in Sweden again for a little while. I got myself a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from the university of industrial arts in Helsinki in 2013, and during my two final years of those studies I drew my first real webcomic, A Redtail’s dream, a 556 page tale built around some concepts of Finnish mythology.  ~Minna Sundberg

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