North American Languages Before Colonialism

North Am Lang before Colonization

Map from Wikimedia

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5 thoughts on “North American Languages Before Colonialism

  1. Amazing map, I wonder how many of the languages were documented, recorded or “dictionaried”, and how many are still spoken or studied today? What a loss of creativity and beauty of expression are lost when another tongue disappears from the earth. bpb.c

  2. Important to remember this is a best informed guess of a highly-qualified snapshot. Languages are constantly in flux, and none of these cultures remained static nor sprang from the ground in these areas, but were from the first continental immirgrations moving, changing, interacting, warring, and most of these languages were not held back from change by a mandated written form..Amazing how many different families and different cultures. Fascinating to speculate what this might have looked like a millenium or two earlier.

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