Language Snapshots

Language Snapshots are articles in Language Documentation and Description of about 1,500 words that give an overview of individual languages, including name(s), location(s), speaker numbers, vitality, linguistic ecology, existing literature, and current research. They also include maps and links to suitable online resources and archives, as well as links to audio and video, and to entries in Glottolog. Here we provide a listing of all Snapshots articles classified by geographical regions.

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Click a region below to see a tabular list of Language Snapshots for that region. You can search for keywords in the tabular lists. Select ‘All Regions’ to search across all the Language Snapshots.

Africa
RegionTitleAuthor(s)Link to item
AfricaFa d’Ambô (Equatorial Guinea)Ana Lívia AgostinhoLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD39
AfricaGizey (Cameroon and Chad)Ana Lívia AgostinhoLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD52
AfricaGuébie (Côte d’Ivoire, Ivory Coast)Hannah SandeLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD63
AfricaJulut (Sudan)Ulrike NüssleinLink: https://doi.org/10.25894/ldd.187
AfricaKulaale (Chad)Florian LionnetLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD103
AfricaLe baraïn (Tchad)Joseph LovestrandLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD72
AfricaNobiin (Egypt, Sudan)Maya K. Barzilai & Nubantood KhalilLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD102
Asia
RegionTitleAuthor(s)Link to item
AsiaAkuzipik/Yupik (St. Lawrence Island, Alaska, USA; Chukotka, Russia)Christopher Petuwaq Koonooka, Sylvia L.R. Schreiner, Giulia Masella Soldati, Lane Schwartz, Benjamin Hunt, Preston Haas, Emily Chen & Hyunji Hayley ParkLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD43
AsiaBala (China)Andreas HölzlLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD76
AsiaChhitkul-Rakchham (Himachal Pradesh, India)Philippe Antoine MartinezLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD129
AsiaDawoodi (Pakistan)Qandeel HussainLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD69
AsiaIkema Miyako (Japan)Shigeko Shinohara & Qandeel HussainLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD80
AsiaKalasha (Pakistan)Qandeel Hussain & Jeff MielkeLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD97
AsiaKera’a (Arunachal Pradesh, India)Naomi PeckLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD62
AsiaKodi (Indonesia)Yustinus Ghanggo AteLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD77
AsiaLinguistic diversity in the Tibetan regions: a set of Language SnapshotsYulha LawaLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD53
AsiaMankiyali (Pakistan)Shakir Ullah, Qandeel Hussain & Uzma AnjumLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD70
AsiaNaawa (Sankhuwasabha, Nepal)Mark A. CondraLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD33
AsiaPunjabi (India and Pakistan)Qandeel HussainLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD71
AsiaRokdung (Sikkim, India)Ktien Hima & R. Karthick NarayananLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD65
AsiaSihan (Sarawak, Malaysia)Peter PuxonLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD126
AsiaSouthern Alta (Kabulowan) (Philippines)Marvin Maximo AbreuLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD61
AsiaSunam (Kinnaur, India)Harvinder Kumar NegiLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD81
AsiaTai Aiton (Assam, India)Deepmoni KakotyLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD98
AsiaTichurong (Nepal)Jag Bahadur Budha, Maya Daurio & Mark TurinLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD50
AsiaWestern Rengma (Karbi Anglong, India)Longmailai, Monali, Anita Langthasa, Udipta Saikia, Rinky Boruah & Tanti BasantaLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD99
Australia-Pacific
RegionTitleAuthor(s)Link to item
Australia-PacificBinumarien (Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea)Renger van DasselaarLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD101
Australia-PacificGija (East Kimberley, Western Australia)Caroline de Dear, Francesco Possemato & Joe BlytheLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD104
Australia-PacificJaru (Australia)Josua Dahmen, Francesco Possemato & Joe BlytheLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD105
Australia-PacificKalaw Kawaw Ya (Saibai Island, Western Torres Strait Islands, Australia)Alistair HarveyLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD36
Australia-PacificNukuoro (Nukuoro Atoll, Pohnpei State, Federated States of Micronesia)Emily Drummond & Johnny RudolphLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD45
Australia-PacificReo Ra’ivavae (Ra’ivavae, Austral Archipelago, French-occupied Polynesia)J. Drew Hancock-Teed & Mary WalworthLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD48
Australia-PacificSinasina Sign Language (Chimbu, Papua New Guinea)Samantha RarrickLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD66
Central America
RegionTitleAuthor(s)Link to item
Central AmericaCora (Mexico)William H. ParkerLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD127
Central AmericaPaipai (Baja California, Mexico)Ivette S. GonzalezLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD106
Central AmericaSouthern Tepehuan (Durango and Narayit, Mexico)Gabriela Garcia Salido & Michael EverdellLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD67
Europe
RegionTitleAuthor(s)Link to item
EuropeGakvarian Chamalal (Dagestan and Chechnya)Olle KejonenLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD34
EuropeNorth Saami, Čohkkiras variety (Sweden, Norway)Kristian RonceroLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD109
North America
RegionTitleAuthor(s)Link to item
North AmericaAkuzipik/Yupik (St. Lawrence Island, Alaska, USA; Chukotka, Russia)Christopher Petuwaq Koonooka, Sylvia L.R. Schreiner, Giulia Masella Soldati, Lane Schwartz, Benjamin Hunt, Preston Haas, Emily Chen & Hyunji Hayley ParkLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD43
North AmericaKanien’kéha (Mohawk) (United States and Canada)Joseph PentangeloLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD37
South America
RegionTitleAuthor(s)Link to item
South AmericaA’ingae (Ecuador and Colombia)Maksymilian DąbkowskiLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD28
South AmericaArutani (Venezuela and Brazil)Jorge Emilio Rosés Labrada, Thiago Chacon & Francia MedinaLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD108
South AmericaIñapari (Peru)Chris RogersLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD60
South AmericaKawésqar (Chile)Rodrigo BecerraLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD128
South AmericaNorthern Pastaza Kichwa (Ecuador and Peru)Alexander RiceLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD78
South AmericaSapé (Venezuela)Jorge Emilio Rosés Labrada & Francia MedinaLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD125
South AmericaZo’é (Brazil)Nilton Hitotuzi, Wilson de Lima Silva & Onésimo Martins de CastroLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD107
All regions
RegionTitleAuthor(s)Link to item
AsiaAkuzipik/Yupik (St. Lawrence Island, Alaska, USA; Chukotka, Russia)Christopher Petuwaq Koonooka, Sylvia L.R. Schreiner, Giulia Masella Soldati, Lane Schwartz, Benjamin Hunt, Preston Haas, Emily Chen & Hyunji Hayley ParkLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD43
AsiaBala (China)Andreas HölzlLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD76
AsiaChhitkul-Rakchham (Himachal Pradesh, India)Philippe Antoine MartinezLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD129
AsiaDawoodi (Pakistan)Qandeel HussainLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD69
AsiaIkema Miyako (Japan)Shigeko Shinohara & Qandeel HussainLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD80
AsiaKalasha (Pakistan)Qandeel Hussain & Jeff MielkeLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD97
AsiaKera’a (Arunachal Pradesh, India)Naomi PeckLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD62
AsiaKodi (Indonesia)Yustinus Ghanggo AteLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD77
AsiaLinguistic diversity in the Tibetan regions: a set of Language SnapshotsYulha LawaLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD53
AsiaMankiyali (Pakistan)Shakir Ullah, Qandeel Hussain & Uzma AnjumLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD70
AsiaNaawa (Sankhuwasabha, Nepal)Mark A. CondraLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD33
AsiaPunjabi (India and Pakistan)Qandeel HussainLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD71
AsiaRokdung (Sikkim, India)Ktien Hima & R. Karthick NarayananLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD65
AsiaSihan (Sarawak, Malaysia)Peter PuxonLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD126
AsiaSouthern Alta (Kabulowan) (Philippines)Marvin Maximo AbreuLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD61
AsiaSunam (Kinnaur, India)Harvinder Kumar NegiLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD81
AsiaTai Aiton (Assam, India)Deepmoni KakotyLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD98
AsiaTichurong (Nepal)Jag Bahadur Budha, Maya Daurio & Mark TurinLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD50
AsiaWestern Rengma (Karbi Anglong, India)Longmailai, Monali, Anita Langthasa, Udipta Saikia, Rinky Boruah & Tanti BasantaLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD99
Australia-PacificBinumarien (Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea)Renger van DasselaarLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD101
Australia-PacificGija (East Kimberley, Western Australia)Caroline de Dear, Francesco Possemato & Joe BlytheLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD104
Australia-PacificJaru (Australia)Josua Dahmen, Francesco Possemato & Joe BlytheLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD105
Australia-PacificKalaw Kawaw Ya (Saibai Island, Western Torres Strait Islands, Australia)Alistair HarveyLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD36
Australia-PacificNukuoro (Nukuoro Atoll, Pohnpei State, Federated States of Micronesia)Emily Drummond & Johnny RudolphLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD45
Australia-PacificReo Ra’ivavae (Ra’ivavae, Austral Archipelago, French-occupied Polynesia)J. Drew Hancock-Teed & Mary WalworthLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD48
Australia-PacificSinasina Sign Language (Chimbu, Papua New Guinea)Samantha RarrickLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD66
AfricaFa d’Ambô (Equatorial Guinea)Ana Lívia AgostinhoLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD39
AfricaGizey (Cameroon and Chad)Ana Lívia AgostinhoLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD52
AfricaGuébie (Côte d’Ivoire, Ivory Coast)Hannah SandeLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD63
AfricaJulut (Sudan)Ulrike NüssleinLink: https://doi.org/10.25894/ldd.187
AfricaKulaale (Chad)Florian LionnetLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD103
AfricaLe baraïn (Tchad)Joseph LovestrandLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD72
AfricaNobiin (Egypt, Sudan)Maya K. Barzilai & Nubantood KhalilLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD102
Central AmericaCora (Mexico)William H. ParkerLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD127
Central AmericaPaipai (Baja California, Mexico)Ivette S. GonzalezLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD106
Central AmericaSouthern Tepehuan (Durango and Narayit, Mexico)Gabriela Garcia Salido & Michael EverdellLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD67
South AmericaA’ingae (Ecuador and Colombia)Maksymilian DąbkowskiLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD28
South AmericaArutani (Venezuela and Brazil)Jorge Emilio Rosés Labrada, Thiago Chacon & Francia MedinaLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD108
South AmericaIñapari (Peru)Chris RogersLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD60
South AmericaKawésqar (Chile)Rodrigo BecerraLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD128
South AmericaNorthern Pastaza Kichwa (Ecuador and Peru)Alexander RiceLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD78
South AmericaSapé (Venezuela)Jorge Emilio Rosés Labrada & Francia MedinaLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD125
South AmericaZo’é (Brazil)Nilton Hitotuzi, Wilson de Lima Silva & Onésimo Martins de CastroLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD107
North AmericaAkuzipik/Yupik (St. Lawrence Island, Alaska, USA; Chukotka, Russia)Christopher Petuwaq Koonooka, Sylvia L.R. Schreiner, Giulia Masella Soldati, Lane Schwartz, Benjamin Hunt, Preston Haas, Emily Chen & Hyunji Hayley ParkLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD43
North AmericaKanien’kéha (Mohawk) (United States and Canada)Joseph PentangeloLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD37
EuropeGakvarian Chamalal (Dagestan and Chechnya)Olle KejonenLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD34
EuropeNorth Saami, Čohkkiras variety (Sweden, Norway)Kristian RonceroLink: http://doi.org/10.25894/LDD109