User:Huppili1/Language selection

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1. Lingala

Morphological Typology

Lingala is classified as a highly Agglutinative language.


Basic Information [2]

  • Location: The Democratic Republic of the Congo, as well as parts of the Congo
  • Number of native speakers: 10,000,000+
  • iso: gug
  • Orthography: Mostly French influence
  • Current Status: Lingala is, though not a national language, one of the major languages of the Congo, as it is spoken Natively by 5.5 million people and as a second language by more than 7 million people.

Text availability

The Lord’s Prayer is available, but other sources of text might be hard to find.[3]

2. Mapudungun

Morphological Typology

Mapudungan is an agglutinative language with the common word order of topic–comment construction. [4]

Basic Information[5]

  • Location: Chile & Argentina
  • Number of native speakers: 270,000 as of 2007 worldwide*iso: kbd
  • Orthography: Latin script, but it was only adopted after the Spanish conquest.
  • Current Status: Only 3.8% of children aged 10-19 in rural Chile where the language has traditionally been spoken speak Mapudungun. Only 2.9% of rural speakers can be classified as competent at Mapudungun.

Text availability

I had trouble finding any available text.

3. Waray

Morphological Typology

I couldn’t find any answers as to Waray’s morphological typology.

Basic Information[6]

  • Location: Waray is a Filipino language spoken by multiple groups of islanders in the Philippines.
  • Number of native speakers: 2.6 million
  • iso: abk
  • Orthography: Latin, but historically Baybayin
  • Current Status: It is the fifth most spoken native language of the Philippines. Waray has 25 dialects and sub dialects, and it is recognized as one of the national governments of the Philippines and is utilized by the government.

Text availability

Some religious prayers (Christian) are in Waray. [7]