15 Rare or Uncommon Languages

Spanish, French, German, and Hindi are well known languages, but how about these fifteen?

1. Xhosa: a Niger-Congo, Bantu language of South Africa with 8,177,300 Language one speakers, about 8.150,00 of which are located in South Africa.

2. Romansch: an Indo-European, Romance language of Switzerland  with 35,139 speakers worldwide, about 35,100 of which are located in Switzerland.

3. Yucatán Maya : a Mayan language spoken on the Yucatán peninsula in Mexico with about 766,000 speakers worldwide, about 735,000 of which are located in Mexico, 58,800  are monolinguals.

4. Lü: a Tai-Kadai, Kam-Tai, Tai language of China, with about 550,960 speakers worldwide, about 280,000 in China.

5. Fala: an Indo-European, Romance language of northwestern Spain, with about 10,500 speakers.

6. Kerek: a Chukotko-Kamchatkan, Northern, Koryak-Alyutor language spoken in the Russian Federation, with about 3 speakers as of 1991.

7. Coeur d’Alene: a Southern, Interior Salish language spoken in Northern Idaho, with about 82 speakers none fully fluent.

8. Austral: an Austronesian language spoken by about 5,000 people in French Polynesia.

9. Alaba-K’abeena: an Afro-Asiatic with about 287,000 speakers in Ethiopia.

10 . Kalispel-Pend d’Oreille: an Interior, Southern, Kalispel Salish language spoken by about 64 speakers in Northeast Washington.

11. Andh: an Indo-Aryan language of India with about 100,000 speakers.

12. Traveller Scottish: an unclassified language of Scotland with 4,000 speakers.

13. Gamit: an Indo-Aryan language of India with about 284,000 speakers.

14. Jutish: a Germanic language of Denmark.

15. Havasupai-Walapai-Yavapai: a Yuman language of Arizona with about 1600 speakers.

Source: www.ethnologue.com

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