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Welcome to Mercator's wiki on minority language learning

goal

The goal of the Mercator's wiki on minority language learning is to share knowledge on minority language learning and to increase the visibility of minority languages online.

It complements the Mercator Regional Dossiers, and offers information on the education of minority languages that have only a (very) small place in the national education system, or none at all.

aims

The Mercator's wiki on minority language learning aims:

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

minority languages available

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.

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The Property Boundaries

 

Points of Interest
id symbol latitude longitude description
The Property Boundaries
1 marker-gold 38.09º 15.84º

Albanian in Italy: Regional Dossier

2 marker-blue 52.10º -173.50º

Aleut in the United States of America and Russia

3 marker-green 42.47º -0.01º

Aragonese in Spain
Aragonese in Spain: Regional Dossier

4 marker-blue 40.62º 21.20º

Aromanian in the Balkans

5 marker-green 42.42º -6.02º

Asturian in Spain
Asturian in Spain: Regional Dossier

6 marker-gold 43.25º -1.29º

Basque in France: Regional Dossier

7 marker-gold 42.99º -2.62º

Basque in Spain: Regional Dossier

8 marker-green 48.25º -3.79º

Breton in France
Breton in France: Regional Dossier

9 marker-blue 51.5º -0.12º

British Sgn Language in the UK

10 marker-gold 42.60º 2.54º

Catalan in France: Regional Dossier

11 marker-gold 41.64º 1.10º

Catalan in France: Regional Dossier

12 marker-gold 50.17º -5.27º

Cornish in the United Kingdom: Regional Dossier

13 marker-gold 42.16º 9.10º

Corsican in France: Regional Dossier

14 marker-gold 47.15º 16.27º

Croatian in Austria: Regional Dossier

15 marker-gold 54.73º 9.49º

Danish in Germany: Regional Dossier

16 marker-blue 52.13º 4.91º

Dutch Sign Language in the Netherlands

17 marker-blue 61.23º 14.30º

Elfdalian in Sweden

18 marker-blue 50.85º 4.35º

Flemish Sign Language in Belgium

19 marker-green 53.14º 5.86º

Frisian in the Netherlands
Frisian in the Netherlands: Regional Dossier

20 marker-gold 46.22º 13.10º

Friulian in Italy: Regional Dossier

21 marker-green 56.76º -5.24º

Gaelic in Scotland
Gaelic in Scotland: Regional Dossier

22 marker-blue 48.37º 7.38º

German in France: Regional Dossier

23 marker-gold 50.41º 6.12º

German in Belgium: Regional Dossier

24 marker-gold 55.08º 8.72º

German in Denmark: Regional Dossier

25 marker-gold 46.79º 11.29º

German in South-Tyrol, Italy: Regional Dossier

26 marker-gold 46.18º 25.22º

Hungarian in Romania: Regional Dossier

27 marker-gold 47.86º 18.56º

Hungarian in Slovakia: Regional Dossier

28 marker-gold 46.74º 16.18º

Hungarian in Slovenia: Regional Dossier

29 marker-gold 48.20º 22.64º

Hungarian in the Ukraine: Regional Dossier

30 marker-green 53.22º -7.62º

Irish in Ireland
Irish in Ireland: Regional Dossier

31 marker-gold 54.52º -7.12º

Irish in Northern Ireland: Regional Dossier

32 marker-blue 53.52º -8.12º

Irish sign language in Ireland

33 marker-gold 45.29º 13.88º

Italian in Slovenia: Regional Dossier

34 marker-gold 46.19º 9.02º

Italian in Switzerland: Regional Dossier
Italiano: L'italiano nel sistema educativo svizzero: Regional Dossier, Italian edition

35 marker-blue 46.76º 45.42º

Kalmyk in the Russian Federation

36 marker-blue 54.38º 25.53º

Karaim in Lithuania, Ukraine, and Crimea

37 marker-green 54.30º 18.62º

Kashubian in Poland
Kashubian in Poland: Regional Dossier

38 marker-blue 63.76º 87.55º

Ket in Russia

39 marker-blue 50.74º 107.17º

Khakas in the Russian Federation

40 marker-green 46.61º 11.89º

Ladin in Italy
Ladin in Italy: Regional Dossier

41 marker-gold 55.89º 26.54º

Latgalian in Latvia: Regional Dossier

42 marker-blue 51.44º 6.061º

Limburgish in the Netherlands

43 marker-gold 54.11º 23.35º

Lithuanian in Poland: Regional Dossier

44 marker-blue 45.88º 9.40º

Lombard in Italy

45 marker-gold 35.93º 14.38º

Maltese in Malta: Regional Dossier

46 marker-gold 54.24º -4.55º

Manx Gaelic in the Isle of Man:Regional Dossier

47 marker-gold 66.69º 23.03º

Meänkieli and Sweden Finnish: Regional Dossier

48 marker-blue 41.49º -6.27º

Mirandês in Portugal

49 marker-gold 42.42º 110.16º

Mongolian in People's Republic of China: Regional Dossier

50 marker-gold 65.62º 72.86º

Nenets, Khanty and Selkup in the Russian Federation: Regional Dossier
НЕНЕЦКИЙ, ХАНТЫЙСКИЙ И СЕЛЬКУПСКИЙ ЯЗЫКИ: Regional Dossier, Russian edition

51 marker-gold 53.71º 8.73º

North Frisian in Germany: Regional Dossier

52 marker-gold 45.32º 2.83º

Occitan in France: Regional Dossier

53 marker-blue 44.45º 8.77º

Occitan in Italy

54 marker-blue 45.46º 8.32º

Piedmontese in Italy

55 marker-gold 54.81º 25.22º

Polish in Lithuania: Regional Dossier

56 marker-gold 46.38º 18.62º

Romani and Beash in Hungary: Regional Dossier

57 marker-gold 46.67º 9.65º

Romansh in Switzerland: Regional Dossier

58 marker-gold 67.37º 20.03º

Sami in Sweden: Regional Dossier

59 marker-blue 40.12º 9.01º

Sardinian in Italy

60 marker-blue 53.12º 7.72º

Sater Frisian in Germany

61 marker-gold 56.47º -4.17º

Scots in Scotland: Regional Dossier

62 marker-gold 47.09º 18.84º

Serbian in Hungary:Regional Dossier

63 marker-blue 28.12º -17.22º

Silbo Gomero in Spain

64 marker-gold 47.41º 20.17º

Slovak in Hungary: Regional Dossier

65 marker-gold 47.08º 14.61º

Slovene in Austria: Regional Dossier

66 marker-gold 45.589781º 13.837771º

Slovene in Italy: Regional Dossier

67 marker-green 51.24º 14.41º

Sorbian in Germany
Sorbian in Germany: Regional Dossier

68 marker-gold 64.13º 23.86º

Swedish in Finland: Regional Dossier

69 marker-blue 55.00º 50.0º

Tatar in Russia

70 marker-blue 60.77º -140.96º

Tlingít in Alaska

71 marker-blue 65.61º -37.63º

Tunumiisiut in Greenland (Kingdom of Denmark)

72 marker-gold 41.01º 23.63º

Turkish in Greece: Regional Dossier

73 marker-green 56.13º 52.64º

Udmurt in Russia
Udmurt in Russia: Regional Dossier
УДМУРТСКИЙ ЯЗЫКУдмуртский язык в образовательной системе Удмуртской Республики Российской Федерации: Regional Dossier, Russian edition

74 marker-gold 53.68º 15.40º

Ukrainian and Ruthenian in Poland: Regional Dossier

75 marker-green 54.87º -6.28º

Ulster Scots in the UK
Ulster Scots in the UK: Regional Dossier

76 marker-gold 57.82º 27.12º

Võro in Estonia: Regional Dossier

77 marker-gold 52.59º -3.87º

Welsh in the United Kingdom: Regional Dossier

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 77 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
Tunumiisiut 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
Welsh in the UK yes no
Modified: 16-06-2020

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