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  1. Aari, Abaza, Abellen, Abenaki, Abkhaz, Abui, Achagua, Achang, Acehnese, Acheron, Achi, Acholi, Achuar-Shiwiar, Achumawi, Adaizan, Adamaua Fulfulde, Adyghe, Adzera, Afaan Oromo, Afar, Afrikaans, Aghul, Aguacateco, Aguaruna, A-Hmao, Ahom, Ahtna, Ainu, Aja, Ajië, Akatek, Akan, Akhvakh, Akkadian, Aklan, Akurio, Alabama, Albanian, Aleut, Algonquin, Alsatian, Altay, Alur, Alutiiq, Alyawarr, Alyutor, Amahuaca, Amarakaeri, Amarasi, Amele, Amharic, Amis, ǂ’Amkoe (ǂHoan), Andi, Andoa, Angami, Anglo-Saxon, Anindilyakwa, Anuki, Anutan, Apache (Western), Apma, Apurinã, Arabela, Arabic (Algerian), Arabic (Cypriot), Arabic (Egyptian), Arabic (Lebanese), Arabic (Modern Standard), Arabic (Moroccan), Arabic (Syrian), Arabic (Tunisian), Aragonese, Arakanese, Araki, Aramaic, Aranese, Arapaho, Arawak, Arbëresh, Archi, Are, Argobba, Arikara, Aringa, Armenian, Aromanian, Arrernte, Arta, Arvanitic, Asháninka, Ashéninka, Assamese, Assiniboine, Assyrian / Neo-Assyrian, Asturian, Itawis, Atayal, Atikamekw, Atong, ’Auhelawa, Avar, Avestan, Avokaya, Awadhi, Awa Pit, Awara, Awing, Awngi, Aymara, Äynu, Azerbaijani

  2. Babine-Witsuwit'en, Badaga, Bagatha, Bade, Bagvalal, Bai, Baka, Bakairi, Balangao, Balinese, Balkar, Balti, Baluchi, Bambara, Bamum, Bandial, Baniwa, Baniwa of Guainía, Bantik, Bantoanon, Bantawa, Baoulé, Barai, Barbareño, Bari, Bariba, Bartangi, Bashkir, Basque, Bassa, Batak, Batsbi, Bavarian, Beaver, Beja, Belarusian, Beli, Bella Coola (Nuxalk), Bemba, Bench, Bengali, Berber (Tamazight), Betawi, Bezhta, Bhojpuri, Bhutanese, Biete, Bikol, Biloxi, Bima, Bininj Kunwok, Binukid, Bislama, Bisu, Blackfoot, Blagar, Blin, Bodo, Bokar, Bolinao, Bongo, Bontoc, Bora, Bosnian, Botlikh, Botolan, Bouyei, Brahui, Breton, Bribri, Budukh, Bugis, Buglere, Buhid, Buhutu, Bulgarian, Bulu, Bundjalung, Bunun, Burmese, Burushaski, Buryat, Butuanon, Busa, Bushi, Bwaidoka

  3. Cabécar, Caddo, Caluyanon, Cambodian (Khmer), Canaanite, Cantonese, Cape Verdean Creole, Caquinte, Carian, Carib, Carijona, Carolinian, Carrier, Casiguran Dumagat Agta, Catalan, Cayuga, Cebuano, Celtiberian, Central Sinama, Chagatai, Chaha, Chakma, Chaldean Neo-Aramaic, Cham, Chamalal, Chambeali, Chami, Chamicuro, Chamorro, Chang, Cha'palaachi, Chatino, Chavacano, Chayahuita, Chechen, Chelkan, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Chicahuaxtla Triqui, Chichewa, Chickasaw, Chilcotin, Chinanteco, Chinese, Chinook, Chinook Jargon, Chipewyan, Chippewa, Chiquihuitlán Mazatec, Chitimacha, Chiwere, Choctaw, Chokwe, Ch’ol, Chorti, Chrau, Chru, Chukchansi, Chukchi, Chuukese, Chuvash, Cia-Cia, Cimbrian, Cipu, Cocopah, Coeur d'Alene, Cofán, Comanche, Comorian, Comox, Candoshi-Shapra, Coatzospan Mixtec, Copala Triqui, Coptic, Cora, Cornish, Corsican, Cree, Cree (Woods), Creek, Crimean Tatar, Croatian, Crow, Cubeo, Cumbric, Curripaco, Cuyonon, Czech

  4. Dadibi, Daga, Dagaare, Dagbani, Dakota (Sioux), Dalmatian, Danish, Dananshan Miao, Dargwa, Dari, Daur, Dawan, Daza, Deg Xinag, Dehong Dai, Dane-zaa (Beaver), Dena’ina, Dengebu, Dhao, Dhivehi, Dholuo, Dhundari, Dhurwa, Dhuwal, Digaro Mishmi, Digo, Dinka, Dioula, Ditidaht, Dizin, Djinang, Djinba Dogri, Dogrib (Tłı̨chǫ), Dolgan, Domari, Dongotono, Drehu, Drung, Duala, Dungan, Dupaningan, Duri, Dusun, Dutch, Dzongkha (Bhutanese)

  5. Edo, Efik, Ekoka !Kung, Elfdalian, Elamite, Emae, Emberá (Northern), Emilian-Romagnol, Ende-Li'o, English, Enets, Eperara, Erzya, Esperanto, Estonian, Etruscan, Even, Evenki, Ewe, Ewondo, Extremaduran, Eyak

  6. Fala, Faliscan, Fanagalo, Fang, Farsi (Persian), Faroese, Fiji Hindi, Fijian, Finnish, Flemish, Folkspraak, Fon, Fox, Franco-Provençal, French, French Guianese Creole, Frisian (West), Frisian (North), Frisian (Saterland), Friulian, Fula(ni), Fur, Futuna-Aniwa, Futunan, Fuyu Kyrgyz, Fuzhounese

  7. Ga, Gadaba, Gaddang, Gagauz, Galician, Gallo, Galoli, Gamilaraay, Gan, Ganda, Gandhari, Garawa, Garhwali, Garifuna, Garo, Gaulish, Gawwada, Ge'ez, Genoese, Georgian, German, Ghadamès, Ghomara, Gija, Gilaki, Gitxsan, Godoberi, Goemai, Gondi, Gonja, Gooniyandi, Gorontalo, Gothic, Gottscheerish, Goudu, Greek, Greenlandic, Griko, Guadeloupean Creole, Guambiano, Guanche, Guanano, Guarani, Guaymí, Guere, Guernésiais, Gugadja/Kukatja, Gǀui, Guinea-Bissau Creole, Gujarati, Guugu Yalandji, Guugu Yimithirr, Gwere, Gwich’in

  8. Hadhramautic, Haida, Haisla, Haitian Creole, Hajong, Hakka, Halkomelem, Hamer(-Banna), Hän, Hani, Hanuno'o, Harari, Hausa, Hawaiian, Hawu, Hazaragi, Hebrew, Heiltsuk, Herero, Hidatsa, Hiligaynon, Himyaritic, Hindi, Hinukh, Hiri Motu, Hittite, Hixkaryana, Hmar, Hmong, Hmong Dau, Hmong Njau, Hmu, Ho, Hoava, Hopi, Ho-Chunk, Hsihsia, Huambisa, Huarijio, Huasteco, Huichol, Huilliche, Hungarian, Hunsrik, Hunzib, Hupa, Huron

  9. Ibaloi, Iban, Ibanag, Itbayat, Iberian, Ibibio, Icelandic, Ido, Idu Mishmi, Ifugao, Igbo, Ikizu, Ikpeng, Iloko, Iñapari, Inari Saami, Indonesian, Ingrian, Ingush, Innu (Montagnais), Inor, Interglossa, Interlingua, Interslavic, Inuktitut, Iñupiaq, Ipai, Iraqw, Iraya, Irish, Ishkashimi, Isnag, Istriot, Irula, Italian, Itelmen, Iu Mien, Ivatan, Ivilyuat / Cahuilla, Ixil

  10. Jabo, Jakaltek, Jalapa Mazatec, Jamaican, Jaminjung, Japanese, Japreria, Jaqaru, Jarai, Jarawa, Jatapu, Javanese, Jeju, Jèrriais (Jersey Norman French), Jewish Neo-Aramaic, Jicarilla, Jingulu, Jingpho, Jita, Jola-Fonyi, Jru, Judeo-Arabic, Juǀʼhoan, Juhuri, Jur Modo

  11. Kabardian, Kabyle, Kadazandusun, Kadugli, Kagayanen, Kaingang, Kaiwá, Kakabai, Kala Lagaw Ya, Kalanguya, Kalmyk, Kam, Kambari, Kamda, Kammara, Kanakanavu, Kanasi, Kanga, Kaninuwa, Kankanaey, Kannada, Kanuri, Kapampangan, Kapingamarangi, Kaqchikel, Karaim, Karakalpak, Karamojong, Karata, Karbi, Karelian, Karen, Karuk, Kashaya, Kashibo, Kashinawa, Kaska, Kashmiri, Kashubian, Kaurna, Kavalan, Kawaiisu, Kayah Li, Kazakh, Keiga, Kekchi, Keliko, Keres, Kerinci, Ket, Khakas, Khanty, Khasi, Khinalug, Khitan, Khmer, Khmu, Khoekohoe, Khorasani Turkic, Khowar, Khufi, Khün, Khwarshi, Ki'che', Kichwa, Kickapoo, Kikuyu, Kildin Sámi, Kiliwa, Kimbundu, Kinaray-a, Kinyarwanda, Kiribati, Kirundi, Kisi, Kissi, Kituba, Klallam, Klamath, Knaanic, Koasati, Kodava, Koho, Kolam, Kom (Cameroon), Kom (India), Komi, Komo, Konda-Dora, Kongo, Konjo, Konkani, Korean, Koryak, Kosraean, Koti, Kotia, Kove, Koya, Koyukon, Kpelle, Kri, Krongo, Krymchak, Kryts, Kubachi, Kufa, Kumeyaay, Kumyk, Kuna, Kunjen, Kuot, Kupia, Kurdish, Kurti, Kurukh, Kutchi, Kutenai, Kuuk Thaayorre, Kuy, Kven, Kwak̓wala, Kyrgyz

  12. Laalaa, Lacandon, Ladakhi, Ladin, Ladino, Lahu, Lak, Lakota (Sioux), Lampung, Lanna, Lao, Latgalian, Latin, Latino sine Flexione, Latvian, Laz, Ledo Kaili, Lele, Lepcha, Lepontic, Lezgi, Lingua Franca Nova, Lillooet, Limba, Limbu, Limburgish, Lingala, Lipan Apache, Lipo, Liq’wala, Lisu, Lithuanian, Livonian, Llanito, Lojban, Loma, Lombard, Lorrain, Lote, Lotuko, Loup, Low German, Lokoya, Lopit, Lozi, Ludic, Luganda, Lugbara, Luiseño, Lule Sámi, Lumun, Luobohe Miao, Luri, Lushootseed, Lusitanian, Luwian, Luxembourgish, Lycian, Lydian

  13. Maasai, Macedonian, Machiguenga, Macushi, Ma'di, Madurese, Magahi, Maithili, Makah, Makasarese, Makhuwa, Makonde, Malagasy, Malay, Malayalam, Malecite-Passamaquoddy, Mali, Maltese, Maldivian, Mam, Manado Malay, Manchu, Mandaic, Mandan, Mandar, Mandarin Chinese, Mandinka, Mangareva, Manggarainese, Maninka, Manipuri, Mankanya, Mano, Mansi, Manx, Maore, Māori, Mapuche, Maranao, Marathi, Marba, Mari, Maricopa, Marma, Marshallese, Martu Wangka, Marwari, Masbateño, Mashan Miao, Maskelynes, Matigsalug, Mato, Massachusett, Maung, Mauritian Creole, Mayo, Mazahua, Mazandarani, Mazatec, Mbula, Mbum, Megleno-Romanian, Mende, Menominee, Meriam Mir, Meroïtic, Mescalero-Chiricahua, Miami, Michif, Mikasuki, Mi'kmaq, Miju, Mele-Fila, Minangkabau, Mingrelian, Mirandese, Miriwoong, Miskito, Mixtec, Miya, Mizo, Mòcheno, Mohawk, Mohegan, Mohican, Mojave, Mokilese, Moksha, Moldovan, Mon, Monégasque, Mongolian, Mongondow, Monguor, Montenegrin, Moriori, Morokodo, Moronene, Mortlockese, Moru, Mossi, Motu, Mozarabic, Mro, Mualang, Mukha Dora, Muna, Mundang, Mundari, Munsee, Muong, Murrinh-Patha, Murui Huitoto, Musey, Musi, Mutsun, Mwaghavul, Mwangwego, Mwani, Mwotlap

  14. Nabataean, Nagamese, Nahuatl, Nama, Nanai, Nanti, Narim, Naro, Narragansett, Naskapi, Natchez, Nauruan, Navajo, Naxi, Negidal, Ndebele (Northern - South Africa), Ndebele (Northern - Zimbabwe), Ndebele (Southern), Ndrumbea, Ndyuka, Neapolitan, Nenets, Neo-Mandaic, Nepali, Newar, Nez Perce, Ngaanyatjarra, Nganasan, Ngiyambaa, Ngizim, Nheengatu, Nias, Nihali, Nisga’a, Niuafoʻou, Niuean, Nǁng, Nivkh, Nkore, Nobiin, Nogai, Nomatsiguenga, Noon, Noongar, Norfuk, Norn, Norwegian, Novial, Northern Khmer, Northern Paiute, Northern Pomo, Northern Sámi, Northern Sotho, Northern Thai (Kam Mu'ang), Nuer, Nukuoro, Nukuria, Nunggubuyu, Nupe, Nushu, Nuu-Chah-Nulth (Nootka), Nuxalk, Nyelâyu, Nyole, Nzema,

  15. Obolo, Occidental, Occitan, Odia, Ojibwe, Oji-Cree, Okanagan, Okinawan, Old Church Slavonic, Old English, Old Norse, Old Nubian, Olu'bo, Ontong Java, Old Turkic / Orkhon, Omaha, Ona, Oneida, Onge, Onondaga, O'odham, Oowekyala, Oroch, Orok, Oromo, Oroqen, Oroshor, Osage, Oscan, Oshiwambo, Ossetian, Otomi, Ottawa

  16. Paakantyi, Paama, Páez, Paicî, Paipai, Paite, Paiwan, Palauan, Palaung, Palenquero, Pali, Palula, Panare, Pangasinan, Papantla Totonac, Papiamento, Paraujuano, Paresi, Parji / Porja, Parthian, Pashto, Patwin, Pauna, Pawnee, Paya, Pazeh, Pemon, Pennsylvania German, Penrhyn, Persian (Farsi), Phoenician, Phrygian, Piapoco, Picard, Piedmontese, Pijin, Pilagá, Pingelapese, Pintupi, Pinyin, Pipil, Pirahã, Pite Sámi, Pitjantjatjara, Pochuri, Pohnpeian, Polci, Polish, Pontic Greek, Pomo (Central), Pomo (Eastern), Pomo (Southern), Portuguese, Potawatomi, Powhatan, Proto-Indo-European, Pukapukan, Puluwatese, Punjabi, Purepecha, Puxian, Puyuma

  17. Q’anjob’al, Qashqai, Qatabanic, Q'eqchi', Qo Xiong, Quapaw, Quechan, Quechua, Quiripi

  18. Rade, Raga, Rajasthani, Rakahanga-Manihiki, Rana, Rapa Nui, Rarotongan, Redjang, Rennellese, Réunion Creole, Rifian Ripuarian, Rohingya, Romani, Romanian, Romániço, Romansh, Romblomanon, Ronga, Rotokas, Rotuman, Roviana, Rukai, Rushani, Russian, Rusyn, Rutul

  19. Saami/Sámi, Saanich, Saaroa, Sabaean, Safen, Sahaptin, Saisiyat, Sakao, Sakapultek, Salar, Saliba, Salish, Samaritan, Sambal, Samoan, San Martín Itunyoso Triqui, Sangirese, Sanglechi, Sango, Sankethi, Sanskrit, Santa / Dongxiang, Santali, Santo Domingo del Estero Triqui, Saraiki, Sarikoli, Saramaccan, Sardinian, Sarnámi Hindustani, Sasak, Satawalese, Savara, Savosavo, Scots, Scottish Gaelic, Secoya, Sedang, Seediq, Sekani, Selkup, Sena, Seneca, Serbian, Serer, Seri, Serrano, Seychelles Creole, Seto, Shabaki, Shan, Shanghainese, Shavante, Shawiya, Shawnee, Sheko, Shetland(ic), Shilha (Tashelhit), Shilluk, Shina, Shipibo, Shona, Shor, Shoshone, Shuar, Shughni, Shuswap, Siar, Sicilian, Sierra Leonean Creole, Sikaiana, Sikkimese, Silesian, Sindhi, Sinhala, Sio, Sioux, Silt'e, Skolt Sámi, Slavey (North), Sourashtra, Slavey (South), Slovak, Slovenian, Slovio, Soga, Sogdian, Solresol, Sonsorolese, Somali, Soninke, Sora, Sorbian, South Bolivian Quechua, South Picene, Southern Ndebele, Southern Sotho (Sesotho), Southern Sámi, Southern Tiwa, Soyot, Spanish, Squamish, Sranan, Saint Lucian Creole, Stellingwarfs, Stoney, Sugali, Sui, Sumbawa, Sumerian, Sundanese, Sunuwar, Supyire, Susu, Svan, Swahili, Swati/Swazi, Swedish, Swiss German, Sylheti, Syriac, Suriyani Malayalam

  20. Taa, Tabassaran, Tagabawà, Tagalog, Tagbanwa, Tahitian, Tahltan, Tai Dam, Tai Lue, Taíno-Borikenaíki, Tairoa, Taiwanese, Tai Ya, Tajik, Takuu, Talysh, Tami, Tamahaq, Tamasheq, Tamazight, Tamil, Tampuan, Tanacross, Tangale, Tangkhul Naga, Tao (Yami), Taos, Tarahumara, Tariana, Tartessian, Tat, Tatar, Tausūg, Tboli, Tedim, Tehuelche, Teiwa, Teleut, Telugu, Teochew, Temne, Tepehuán, Terêna, Teribe, Ter Sámi, Tetum, Thai, Tibetan, Ticuna, Tigre, Tigrinya, Tii, Tiipai, Tikopia, Timbisha, Tindi, Tiriyó, Tiwi, Tlapanec, Tłı̨chǫ (Dogrib), Tlingit, Toba Qom, Tocharian, Tocho, Toda, Tofa, Tojolabal, Tok Pisin, Tokelauan, Tolai, Tolaki, Tolowa, Tombulu, Tondano, Tongan, Tongva, Toposa, Toqabaqita, Toraja-Sa'dan, Tsafiki, Torres-Strait Creole, Torwali, Tshangla, Tsakhur, Tsakonian, Tsez, Tshiluba, Tsimshian, Tsonga, Tsotsil, Tsou, Tsuut'ina, Tswa, Tswana, Tuareg, Tucano, Tujia, Tulu, Tumak, Tumbuka, Tunica, Turkish, Turkmen, Turoyo, Tuscarora, Tut, Tutchone, Tutelo, Tuvaluan, Tuvan, Twi, Tzeltal, Tz'utujil

  21. Ubang, Ubir, Ubykh, Udege, Udi, Udmurt, Uduk, Ugaritic, Ukrainian, Ulch, Ulithian, Umbundu, Umbrian, Ume Sámi, Unami (Lenape), Upper Kuskokwim, Upper Tanana, Urarina, Urdu, Urum, Uyghur, Uzbek

  22. Vadi, Vaeakau-Taumako, Vai, Värmlandic, Venda, Venetian, Veps, Vietnamese, Volapük, Võro, Votic, Vurës

  23. Wa, Wa'di, Wakhi, Wallisian, Walloon, Wambaya, Wandamen, Wantoat, Waray-Waray, Wardaman, Warlpiri, Washo, Wayana, Wayuu, Welsh, Wemba Wemba, Wendat, Western Neo-Aramaic, West Polesian, Western Fijian, Western Rote, Wichita, Wik-Mungkan, Wintu, Wiradjuri, Wolaytta, Woleaian, Wolof, Wenzhounese, Wu (Chinese), Wukchumni, Wymysorys

  24. Xamtanga, Xârâcùù, Xavante, Xhosa, Xiang, Xibe

  25. Yabem, Yaghnobi, Yagua, Yakan, Yakut (Sakha), Yaminawa, Yanesha', Yang Zhuang, Yao, Yapese, Yaqui, Yazghulami, Yemba, Yevanic, Yerukula, Yi, Yiddish, Yimchungrü, Yindjibarndi, Yogad, Yolngu, Yonaguni, Yoruba, Yucatec Maya, Yue Chinese, Yuchi/Euchee, Yucuna, Yukaghir, Yup'ik (Central Alaskan), Yupik (Central Siberian), Yurok

  26. Zaghawa, Záparo, Zapotec, Zarma, Zaza(ki), Zeelandic, Zenaga, Zhuang, Zigula, Zinza, Zou, Zulu, Zuni, Zuwara Berber

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