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The table below shows native/local names for languages in their own scripts, or autoglottonyms. You can click on the language names that are links to hear how they are pronounced, and on the English names of the languages to find out more about them.

English name Native name
Abaza абаза бызшва (abaza bəzš˚a)
Abenaki Alnôba
Abkhaz аҧсуа бызшәа (aṗsua byzš˚a)
Acehnese Bahsa Acèh
بهسا اچيه
Acholi Lwo
Achuar-Shiwiar Achuár chícham
Shiwiar
Adyghe адыгэбзэ (adəgăbză)
Adzera Adzera
Afaan Oromo Afaan Oromo
Oromiffa
ኦሮምኛ
Afar ʿAfár af
Afrikaans Afrikaans
Aghul агъул чӀал (Ağul ç'al)
Aguacateco Qa'yol
Ainu アイヌ イタク/Aynu itak
Ajië Waawilûû
Akan akan
Akhvakh Ашвaлъи мицIи (Ašval'i mic'i)
Akkadian 𒀝𒅗𒁺𒌑 (Akkadû)
Aklan Inakeanon
Akurio Akuriyó
Alabama innaaɬiilka
Albanian shqip
gjuha shqipe
Aleut Unangam tunuu
Algonquin Anicinâbemowin
Alsatian Ëlsässisch
Altay Алтай тили (Altay tili)
Amarakaeri Amarakaeri
Alur Lur
Amharic ኣማርኛ (amarəñña)
Amis Pangcah
Andi мицци (Micci)
Anutan te taranga paka-Anuta
Apache Ndéé
Arabela Tapweyokwaka
Arabic (Algerian) دزيري / جزائري
(dziri / jza'iri)
Arabic (Egyptian) ألعامّيّة ألعريّة ألمصريّة
(el-‛āmmīyet el-‛arabīyet el-miṣrīyë)
Arabic (Lebanese) اللبنانية
(el libnénïet)
Arabic (Modern Standard) اللغة العربية الفصحى
(al-lughah al-ʻArabīyah al-fuṣḥá)
Arabic (Moroccan) الدارجة
(eddarija)
Arabic (Syrian) اللهجة العربيّة السورىّة
(el-lahjeẗ el-‛arabīyeẗ es-sūrīyé)
Aragonese Fabla
l'Aragonés
Aramaic (Ancient) לשנא ארמיא
(Ləšānā ’Aramāyā’)
Aramaic (Syriac) ܠܫܢܐ ܤܘܪܝܝܐ
(lešānā surjājā)
Aramaic (Neo-) ܐܬܘܪܝܐ
(ātûrāyâ)
ܣܘܪܬ
(sûret)
Aranese Aranés
Arapaho Hinono'eitiit
Arbëresh Arbërisht
Archi Аршаттен чӀат (apšatten č’at)
Argobba ዓርጎባ (Äynū)
አዓርጎባ ኣፍ
Armenian Հայերէն (Hayeren)
Հայերեն լեզու (Hayeren lezou)
Aromanian (Vlach) Armâneaşti
Arrernte Arrernte angkentye
Arvanitic αρbε̰ρίσ̈τ (arbërisht)
Asháninka Asháninka
Assamese অসমীয়া (Ôxômiya)
(Neo-)Assyrian ܐܵܬ݂ܘܼܪܵܝܲܐ ܠܸܫܵܢܵܐ
(Lišānā Āshûrāya)
Asturian Asturianu
Atayal Atayal
Atikamekw Atikamekw
Avar магIарул мацI (ma'arul mats)
авар мацӀ (avar maċ)
Avestan (din dabireh) 𐬛𐬍𐬥 𐬛𐬀𐬠𐬌𐬫𐬭𐬵
Awngi አውጚ
Aymara aymar aru
Äynu (äynu) ئهﻳنوُ
Azerbaijani Azərbaycan dili
Азәрбајҹан дили
آذربايجانجا ديلي
Babine-Witsuwit'en Babine-Witsuwit'en
Badaga படகா / ಬಡಗ (badaga)
Bagatha Bagatha
Bagvalal къIaваннаб мицци (q'avannab micci)
Balinese Basa Bali
Balkar (Karachay-Balkar) малкъар/балкъар (malqar/balqar)
къарачай-малкъар тил (karačay-malqar til)
Baluchi (baluchi) بلوچی
Bambara Bamanankan
Baniwa Tapuya
Bantawa Bantawa
Bartangi Bartangi ziv
Bashkir башҡорт теле (bašḵort tele)
Basque euskara
Bassa ɓasaá
Batak Dairi Pakpak
Batak Karo Cakap Karo
Batak Mandailing Saro Mandailing
Batak Simalungun Sahap Simalungun
Batak Toba Batak Toba
Bats ბაჱბაჼმოტ (bahbãmot’)
Bavarian Bairisch
Bavarian (Central) Donaubairisch
Bavarian (Northern) Oberpfälzisch
Bavarian (Southern) Alpenbairisch
Beaver ᑕᓀᖚ / Dane-zaa Záágéʔ
Beja Badāwīyä
بداوية
Belarusian Беларуская мова (Bielaruskaja mova)
Bemba iciBemba
ciBemba
ichiBemba
chiBemba
Bench bèntʂ nòn
Bengali বাংলা (baɛṅlā)
Berber Tamazight
Bhojpuri भोजपुरी (bʰojpurī)
Bikol/Bicol Bikol/Bicol
Bima Nggahi Mbojo
Bislama Bislama
Blackfoot ᑯᖾᖹ (Pikuni)
ᖿᐟᖻᐟ (Kainai)
ᓱᖽᐧᖿ (Siksika)
Blin ብሊን (bi.li.nə)
Bodo बड़ो (boṛo)
Bolinao Binu-Bolinao
Bora Bora
Bosnian bosanski / босански / بۉسانسقى
Botlikh Буйхалъи мицӏцӏи
(Bujxal'i mic'c'i)
Bouyei Haasqyaix
Breton ar brezhoneg
brezhoneg
Budukh Будад мез (budad mez)
Buginese ᨅᨔ ᨕᨘᨁᨗ (basa ugi)
Buhid ᝊᝓᝑᝒᝇ (buhid)
Bulgarian български (bãlgarski)
български език (bãlgarski ezik)
Bundjalung Yugambeh-Bundjalung
Burmese ဗမာစကား (bama saka)
Burushaski (burū́šaskī) بروشسکی‎
Buryat буряад хэлэн (burǎad hêlên)
Bushi Shibushi
Kibushi
Carrier ᑐᑊᘁᗕᑋᗸ (Dulkw’ahke)
Catalan català
Cayuga Goyogo̱hó:nǫ’
Cebuano Sinugboanon
Sugboanon
Chagatai (Jağatāy) جغتای
Chaha ቸሃ
Chamorro chamoru
Chechen Нохчийн мотт (Noxchiin mott)
Cherokee ᏣᎳᎩ (tsalagi)
Cheyenne Tsėhesenėstsestotse
Tsisinstsistots
Chichewa Chicheŵa
Chickasaw Chikasha
Chinese 中文 (zhōngwén)
Chinese
(Cantonese)
廣東話 [广东话] (gwóngdōngwá)
粵語 [粤语] (yuetyuh)
Chinese
(Dungan)
хуэйзў йүян
东干语 (dōnggānyǔ)
Chinese
(Gan)
赣语 (gànyŭ)
江西话 (jiāngxī huà)
Chinese
(Hakka)
客家話 [客家话] (hak7ga1fa5 / hak7ga1wa3)
客話 [客话] (hak7fa5 / hak7wa3)
土廣東話 [土广东话] (tu3gong3dung1wa3)
𠊎話 [𠊎话] (ngai2wa3)
Chinese
(Mandarin)
普通話 [普通话] (pŭtōnghùa)
國語 [国语] (gúoyŭ)
華語 [华语] (húayŭ)
Chinese
(Shanghainese)
上海闲话 (Zanhe-ëwo)
Chinese
(Taiwanese)
台語 (dai5-ngi2)
台灣話 (dai5-uan5-ue7)
Chinese
(Teochew)
潮州話 (Diojiu Ue)
Chinese
(Xiang)
湘语 (xiāngyŭ)
湖南话 (húnánhuà)
Chipewyan Dëne Sųłiné
ᑌᓀᓲᒢᕄᓀ
Choctaw Chahta Anumpa
Comanche numu tekwapu
Cornish Kernewek
Kernowek
Kernuak
Curnoack
Corsican corsu
Cree ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐍᐏᐣ (Nēhiyawēwin)
ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐤ (Nēhiyaw)
Creek Maskoki
Mvskokē empunakv
Croatian Hrvatski
Czech čeština
český jazyk
Dakota Dakȟótiyapi - Yankton Dakota
Dakhótiyapi - Santee Dakota
Dangme adangbɛ
Danish dansk
Dargwa дарган мез (dargan mez)
Dari (dari) درى
Dinka Thuɔŋjäŋ
Dungan хуэйзў йүян (xuejzu jyjan)
лохуэй (lohuêĭ)
Dutch Nederlands
Dzongkha / Bhutanese རྫོང་ཁ (dzongkha)
English (Old) / Anglo-Saxon Ænglisc
Erzya эрзянь кель (erzjaņ keļ)
Estonian eesti keel
Esperanto Esperanto
Ewe Eʋegbe
Eyak I·ya·q
Faroese Føroyskt
Fijian Vakaviti
Finnish suomi
suomen kieli
Flemish Vlaams
Fon fɔngbè
French français
Frisian (North) Noordfreesk (Wiedingharde)
Nordfrasch (Mooring/Böökingharde)
Nordfriisk (Sylt)
Nuurdfresk (Föhr)
Nuurdfriisk (Helgoland)
Frisian (West) Frysk
Friulan furlan
marilenghe
Fula fulfulde
Ga
Galician Galego
Ganda LùGáànda
Ge'ez ግዕዝ (gəʿəz)
Genoese zeneize
zeneisei
Georgian ქართული (kʻartʻuli)
ქართული ენა (kʻartʻuli ena)
German Deutsch
Godoberi ГъибдилӀи мицци
Gooniyandi Guniandi
Greek ελληνικά (ellēniká)
Greenlandic Kalaallisut
Kalaallit oqaasii
Guernsey Norman Dgèrnésiais
Guarani Avañe'ẽ
Gujarati ગુજરાતી (gujarātī)
Gwich'in Gwich'in
Haida Xaat Kíl
Haitian Creole Kreyòl ayisyen
Hän Häł gołan
Harari ሃራሪ
Hausa (ḥawsa) حَوْسَ
Hawaiian ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi
Hebrew (ivrit) עברית
עִבְרִית
Herero Otjiherero
Hindi हिन्दी (hindī)
Hungarian magyar
magyar nyelv
Icelandic Íslenska
Igbo igbo
Ilocano ilokano
Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia
Ingush гӀалгӀай мотт
ġalġay mott
Inuktitut ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ (inuktitut)
Iñupiaq Inupiatun
Irish (Gaelic) Gaeilge (na hÉireann)
An Ghaeilge
Italian italiano
Japanese 日本語 (nihongo)
Javanese baṣa Jawa
Jersey Norman Jèrriais
Kabardian къэбэрдеибзэ (ḳêbêrdeibzê)
Kabyle Taqbaylit
ثاقبايليث
Kaingang kanhgág
Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ (kannaḍa)
Kanuri kanuri
Kapampangan Kapampangan
Karakalpak қарақалпақ тили (ḳaraḳalpaḳ tili)
Karelian Karjalan kieli
Kashmiri कॉशुर
كٲشُر
Kashubian kaszëbsczi jãzëk
Kazakh Қазақ тілі
Qazaq tili
قازاق ٴتىلى
Khakas Хакас тілі
Khakas tîlî
Khmer ភាសាខ្មែរ (bhāsā khmɛ̄r)
Khoekhoe Khoekhoegowab
Nama
Kikuyu Gĩkũyũ
Kinyarwanda Ikinyarwanda
Kiribati taetae ni Kiribati
Kirundi íkiRǔndi
Komi коми кыв (komi kyv)
Kongo Kikongo
Konkani कोंकणी (kōṅkaṇī)
ಕೊಂಕಣಿ (koṅkaṇi)
Korean 한국어 [韓國語] (han-guk-eo)
Kumyk Къумукъ тил (Qumuq til)
Kurdish Kurdí
کوردی
к’öрди
Kven Kainun kieli
Kwanyama kuanyama
Kyrgyz (kyrgyz) قىرعىز
(kyrgyz tili) قىرعىز تىلى
Ladin Ladin
Ladino (djudeo-espanyol) ג'ודיאו‮–‬איספאניי
Lahnda ਲਹਿੰਦੀ (lhĩdī)
Lakota Lakȟótiyapi
Lao ພາສາລາວ (pháasaa láo)
Latin Lingua Latina
Latvian latviešu valoda
Laz ლაზური ნენა
Lazuri nena
Lezgian лезги чӀал (lezgi čʼal)
Limburgish Lèmburgs
Lingala lingála
Lithuanian lietuvių kalba
Livonian Līvõ kēļ
Lombard Lombard
Lumbaart
Low German/Low Saxon Plattdüütsch
Nedderdüütsch
Neddersassisch
Luo Dholuo
Luxembourgish Lëtzebuergesch
Maasai/Maa ɔl Maa
Macedonian македонски (Makedonski)
македонски јазик (makedonski jazik)
Maldivian ދިވެހި (dhivehi)
Maithili मैथिली (mɛtʰilī)
Malagasy Fiteny Malagasy
Malay Bahasa melayu
Malayalam മലയാളം (malayāḷam)
Maltese Malti
Mandinka Mandingo
لغة مندنكا
Manipuri মৈইতৈইলোন
Mansi Маньси (Man'si)
Manx Gaelg/Gailck (Vanninagh)
Yn Ghaelg
Y Ghailck
Māori te Reo Māori
Marathi मराठी (marāṭhī)
Mari/Cheremis марий йылме (marij jəlme)
Marshallese Kajin M̧ajeļ
Kajin Majōl
Menominee Mamaceqtaw
Mirandese lhéngua mirandesa
Mohawk Kanien'keha
Moksha мокшень кяль (mokšeņ kjaļ)
Moldovan лимба молдовеняскэ (limba moldovenească)
Mongolian Монгол (Mongol)
Монгол хэл (Mongol khel)
ᠮᠣᠨᠭᠭᠣᠯ ᠬᠡᠯᠡ (Mongɣol kele)
Montagnais Innu-Aimun
Nahuatl nāhuatl
nawatlahtolli
Naskapi ᓇᔅᑲᐱ (naskapi)
Innu Aimun
Nauruan Ekakairũ Naoero
Navajo Diné Bizaad
Dinék'ehjí
Occitan Occitan
Oshiwambo OshiWambo
Nepali नेपाली (nēpālī)
Newari नेपाल भाषा (nepāl bʰāṣā)
Niuean ko e vagahau Niuē
faka-Niue
Nogai ногай тили (nogay tili)
Noongar Nyungaa-wangka
Northern Sotho Sesotho sa Leboa
Norwegian norsk
Nyamwezi kinyamwezi
Nyoro runyoro
Ojibwe ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯᒧᐏᐣ (Anishinaabemowin)
ᐅᒋᐺᒧᐎᓐ (Ojibwemowin)
O'odham O'odham ñiok
Odia ଓଡ଼ିଆ (ōṛiyā)
Ossetian ирон ӕвзаг (iron ævzag)
Palauan tekoi ra Belau
Pali पालि (pāli)
Papiamento Papiamentu
Pashto (paṧto) پښتو
Persian (fārsī) فارسى
Piedmontese Piemonteis
Polish polski
język polski
polszczyzna
Portuguese português
Punjabi ਪੰਜਾਬੀ / ﺏﺎﺠﻨﭘ (panjābi)
Quechua Qhichwa
Raga Raga
Rapanui rapanui
pepito ote henua
Rarotongan Māori Kūki 'Āirani
reo ipukarea
Romanian limba română
român
Romansh rumantsch
Romani रोमानो (romānī)
Rotuman Faeag Rotuma
Russian Русский язык (Russkij jazyk)
Ruthenian Rusyn / Русин
Sámi (Inari) anarâškielâ
Sámi (Kildin) Кӣллт са̄мь кӣлл
Sámi (Lule) julevsámegiella
Sámi (North) davvisámegiella
sámegiellaa
Sámi (Pite) bidumsámegiella
Sámi (Skolt) Sääˊmǩiõll
Nuõrttsää’m
Sámi (South) Åarjelsaemien gïele
Sámi (Ter) Са̄мь кӣлл
saa'mekiill
Sámi (Ume) Ubmejensámien giella
Santali संथाली (sãtʰālī)
Samoan Gagana Samoa
Sango Yângâ tî Sängö
Sanskrit संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam)
संस्कृता भाषा (saṃskṛtā bhāṣā)
Sardinian Limba Sarda
sardu
Sark Norman Sèrtchais
Serquiaise
Scots Scoats leid
Lallans
Scottish Gaelic Gàidhlig (na h-Alba)
a' Ghàidhlig
Selkup шӧльӄумыт әты (šöļǩumyt ǝty)
Serbian српски (srpski)
српски језик (srpski jezik)
Shavante aʼuwẽ mreme
Shawnee Sawanwa
Shona chiShona
Shor Шор тили (Šor tili)
Sicilian sicilianu
Sidamo Sidámo 'Afó
Silesian ślůnsko godka
ślůnski
Sindhi (sindhī) سنڌي
Sinhala සිංහල (sĩhala)
Silt'e ስልጥኘ
Slovak slovenčina
Slovenian slovenščina
Somali af Soomaali
Soninke soninkanxaane
Sorbian (Lower) dolnoserbski
Sorbian (Upper) hornjoserbsce
Southern Sotho seSotho
South Slavey ᑌᓀ ᒐ
Dene-thah
Dené Dháh
Dene Zhatıé
Spanish español
castellano
Sundanese Basa Sunda
Svan ლუშნუ ნინ (lušnu nin)
Swabish Schwäbisch
Swahili Kiswahili
Swati siSwati
Swedish svenska
Swiss German Schwyzerdütsch
Syriac (Lishana Suryaya) ܠܫܵܢܵܐ ܣܘܪܝܝܐ
Tabassaran табасаран чIал (tabasaran čʼal)
Tagalog Tagalog
Tahitian te reo tahiti
te reo Māʼohi
Tai Nüa ᥖᥭᥰᥖᥬᥳᥑᥨᥒᥰ
Tajik тоҷики
toçikī
تاجيكي
Tamil தமிழ் (tamiḻ)
Tatar татарча
tatar tele
تاتارچا (tatarça)
Telugu తెలుగు (telugu)
Tetum Tetun, Lia-Tetun
Thai ภาษาไทย (paasaa-tai)
Tibetan བོད་སྐད་ (pö-gay)
Tigre ትግረ (tigre)
ትግሬ (tigrē)
ኻሳ (Xasa)
Tigrinya ትግርኛ (təgərəña)
Tlingit Lingít
Tok Pisin Tok Pisin
Tonga chiTonga
Tongan Faka-Tonga
lea fakatonga
Tsez цез мец (cez mec)
Tsonga xiTsonga
Tswana Setswana
Tumbuka chiTumbuka
Turkish Türkçe
Turkmen түркmенче (türkmençe)
түркмен дили (türkmen dili)
Tuscarora Sgarooreh
Skarù∙rę’
Tuvaluan Te 'gana Tūvalu
Tuvan Тыва дыл
Tyva dyl
Twi twi
Udmurt удмурт кыл (udmurt kyl)
Ukrainian Українська (Ukrajins'ka)
українська мова (ukrayins'ka mova)
Urdu (urdū) اردو
Uyghur Уйғур /ئۇيغۇر (ujġgur / uyghur)
Uzbek أۇزبېك ﺗﻴﻠی o'zbek tili ўзбек тили (o‘zbek tili)
Venda tshiVenḓa
Venetian vèneto
Veps vepsän kel’
Vietnamese tiếng việt (㗂越)
Võro võro kiilʼ
Votic Vadjaa tšeeli
Walloon walon
Waray-Waray Wáray-Wáray
Winaray
Lineyte-Samarnon
Welsh Cymraeg
Y Gymraeg
Wiradjuri Wirraayjuurray
Wirraaydhuurray
Wolof Wollof
Xamtanga ኃምታጛ
Xhosa isiXhosa
Yagua Nijyamïï Nikyejaada
Yi ꆇꉙ
Yiddish (Yidish) ײִדיש
Yindjibarndi Indjibandi
Yolngu Yolŋu matha
Yoruba Yorùbá
Yupik Yup'ik/Юпик
Ungazighmiistun (Central Siberian Yupik)
Yup'igtun (Central Alaskan Yupik)
Zhuang Vaƅcueŋƅ
Vahcuengh
Zulu isiZulu
Zuñi Shiwi'ma

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