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Welcome to Mercator's wiki on minority language learning

Mercator's wiki in minority language learning aims to:

  • to give the visitor an overview of the minority languages in Europe and beyond,
  • to inform about education in these minority languages,
  • to offer resources for language learning.

To read more about a specific minority language, select a language from the sidebar or click on the map below:

operating instructions

Various functions are available as part of the map.

mouse/touch operation
  • moving by grabbing the map with a mouse-click you can move the map around
  • overview map using the + button in the bottom right of the map you can expand an overview map
  • zooming in and out using the + and - buttons in the top left of the map you can obtain more or less detail in the map
  • switching themes or maps clicking on the ≡ icon on the right-hand side of the map you can view and select available maps and themes
  • retrieving information the map may contain elements that contain more information, by clicking these a popup will show this information
  • fullscreen display using the ✈ button the map can be maximized to fullscreen display, use the ✕ button to return to page display.
keyboard operation

Keyboard operation becomes available after activating the map using the tab key (the map will show a focus indicator ring).

  • moving using the arrow keys you can move the map
  • overview map using the + button in the bottom right of the map you can expand an overview map
  • zooming in and out using the + and - buttons in the top left of the map or by using the + and - keys you can obtain more or less detail in the map
  • switching themes or maps clicking on the ≡ icon on the right-hand side of the map you can view and select available maps and themes
  • retrieving information the map may contain elements that contain more information, using the i key you can activate a cursor that may be moved using the arrow keys, pressing the enter will execute an information retrieval. press the i or the escape key to return to navigation mode
  • fullscreen display using the ✈ button the map can be maximized to fullscreen display, use the ✕ button to return to page display.

It's possible that some of the functions or buttons describe above have been disabled by the page author or the administrator

The Property Boundaries

 

Points of Interest
id symbol latitude longitude description
The Property Boundaries
1 marker-gold 52.10º -173.50º

Aleut in the United States of America and Russia

2 marker-gold 42.47º -0.01º

Aragonese in Spain

3 marker-gold 40.62º 21.20º

Aromanian in the Balkans

4 marker-gold 42.42º -6.02º

Asturian in Spain

5 marker-gold 48.25º -3.79º

Breton in France

6 marker-gold 51.5º -0.12º

British Sgn Language in the UK

7 marker-gold 52.13º 4.91º

Dutch Sign Language in the Netherlands

8 marker-gold 61.23º 14.30º

Elfdalian in Sweden

9 marker-gold 39.19º -6.10º

Extremaduran in Spain

10 marker-gold 50.85º 4.35º

flemish_sign_language_in_belgium

11 marker-gold 53.14º 5.86º

Frisian in the Netherlands

12 marker-gold 56.76º -5.24º

Gaelic in Scotland

13 marker-gold 53.22º -7.62º

Irish in Ireland

14 marker-gold 53.52º -8.12º

Irish sign language in Ireland

15 marker-gold 46.76º 45.42º

Kalmyk in the Russian Federation

16 marker-gold 54.38º 25.53º

Karaim in Lithuania, Ukraine, and Crimea

17 marker-gold 54.30º 18.62º

Kashubian in Poland

18 marker-gold 63.76º 87.55º

Ket in Russia

19 marker-gold 50.74º 107.17º

Khakas in the Russian Federation

20 marker-gold 46.61º 11.89º

Ladin in Italy

21 marker-gold 51.44º 6.061º

limburgish in the Netherlands

22 marker-gold 45.88º 9.40º

Lombard in Italy

23 marker-gold 41.49º -6.27º

Mirandês in Portugal

24 marker-gold 44.45º 8.77º

Occitan in Italy

25 marker-gold 45.46º 8.32º

Piedmontese in Italy

26 marker-gold 40.12º 9.01º

Sardinian in Italy

27 marker-gold 53.12º 7.72º

Sater Frisian in Germany

28 marker-gold 28.12º -17.22º

Silbo Gomero in Spain

29 marker-gold 51.66º 13.94º

Sorbian in Germany

30 marker-gold 55.00º 50.0º

Tatar in Russia

31 marker-gold 60.77º -140.96º

Tlingít in Alaska

32 marker-gold 65.61º -37.63º

Tunimiisut in Greenland (Kingdom of Denmark)

33 marker-gold 56.13º 52.64º

Udmurt in Russia

34 marker-gold 54.87º -6.28º

Ulster Scots in the UK

All coordinate data were retrieved from Glottolog or Geohack


Languages covered by Mercator's Regional Dossiers and Wiki


The focus of this wiki is on languages that have a minor or almost non-existent place in a nation's education system. It complements Mercator's Regional Dossiers, which concern languages whose presence in the education system is more significant.

Together, the Regional Dossiers and the Wiki cover 76 languages:

Language Regional Dossier Mercator Wiki
Albanian in Italy yes no
Aleut in the United States of America and Russia no yes
Aragonese in Spain yes yes
Aromanian in the Balkans no yes
Asturian in Spain yes yes
Basque in France yes no
Basque in Spain yes no
Breton in France yes yes
British Sign Language in the United Kingdom no yes
Catalan in France yes no
Catalan in Spain yes no
Cornish in the United Kingdom yes no
Corsican in France yes no
Croatian in Austria yes no
Danish in Germany yes no
Dutch Sign Language in the Netherlands no yes
Elfdalian in Sweden no yes
Flemish sign language in Belgium no yes
Frisian in the Netherlands yes yes
Friulian in Italy yes no
Gaelic in Scotland yes yes
Galician in Spain yes no
German in Alsace, France yes no
German in Belgium yes no
German in Denmark yes no
German in South Tyrol, Italy yes no
Hungarian in Romania yes no
Hungarian in Slovakia yes no
Hungarian in Slovenia yes no
Hungarian in Ukraine yes no
Irish in Ireland yes yes
Irish in Northern Ireland yes no
Irish sign language in Ireland no yes
Italian in Slovenia yes no
Italian in Switzerland yes no
Kalmyk in Russia no yes
Karaim in Lithuania, Ukraine, and Crimea no yes
Kashubian in Poland yes yes
Ket in Russia no yes
Khakas in Russia no yes
Ladin in Italy yes yes
Latgalian in Latvia yes no
Limburgish in the Netherlands no yes
Lithuanian in Poland yes no
Lombard in Italy no yes
Maltese in Malta yes no
Manx Gaelic, Isle of Man, United Kingdom yes no
Meänkieli and Sweden Finnish in Sweden yes no
Mirandês in Portugal no yes
Mongolian in China yes no
Nenets, Khanty and Selkup in Russia yes no
North Frisian in Germany yes no
Occitan in France yes no
Occitan in Italy no yes
Piedmontese in Italy no yes
Polish in Lithuania yes no
Romani and Beash in Hungary yes no
Romansh in Switzerland yes no
Sami in Sweden yes no
Sater Frisian in Germany no yes
Scots in Scotland yes no
Serbian in Hungary yes no
Silbo Gomero in the Canary Islands, Spain no yes
Slovak in Hungary yes no
Slovene in Italy yes no
Slovene in Austria yes no
Sorbian in Germany yes yes
Swedish in Finland yes no
Tatar in Russia no yes
Tlingít in Alaska, United States of America no yes
Tunumiisut in Greenland (Kingdom of Denmark) no yes
Turkish in Greece yes no
Udmurt in Russia yes yes
Ukrainian and Rutherian in Poland yes no
Ulster Scots in the United Kingdom yes yes
Võro in Estonia yes no
Modified: 25-03-2020

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