We had announced it in April and it’s finally done: we have added a new column ‘country’ to the tables displaying common expressions translated in many languages. For instance, if you check our page I love you in all languages, you will see the translations of ‘I love you’ in many different languages, but you will also be able to check the country in which each language is spoken. We also added the possibility to sort each column alphabetically, so you can compare the translations, look up a specific country, or see how many languages are listed for one country. When it was possible or relevant, we also indicated the region or area of the country.
A few additionnal notes:
- We tried to keep the list as simple and to the point as possible, so we chose to indicate the countries where the majority of native speakers can be found.
- By “extinct” we mean extinct as a mother language (some ancient languages are considered extinct but are still read, written or spoken today).
- Many languages are known under different names, but we had to choose one (for instance ‘Fulfulde’, aka ‘Peul’, aka ‘Pular’, is listed under ‘Fula’).