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The preceding maps are only a fraction of the nearly 7000 languages that are spoken in the world. The languages that we have not mapped tend to be confined to just a few often neighbouring countries; many are spoken by members of just one tribe.

India, Indonesia, The Philippines, and much of Africa all have many people speaking languages that are not widely spoken outside their own country. Some of the largest of the languages included here are Telugu and Marathi, both have high numbers in speakers in certain regions of India; the Sunda language, spoken by around 27 million people on the Indonesian island of Java; and Yoruba and Igbo, both spoken in and around Nigeria.

Territory size shows the proportion of all people who speak one of the languages that has not been included as a separate map that live in that territory.

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