Please help us to expand this catalogue. The country- and region-specific resources we have compiled are largely limited to the Americas. If you know of any resources to add to the list, please contact the CELP Student Officer at [email protected]

General language catalogues

ELCat: Endangered Languages Catalogue

Demographic, vitality, and geographic information about the world’s languages, as well as language materials, many of which are videos and can be used for learning, research, and advocacy. Actively accepting contributions.


Information includes geographic location, genealogical classification, and bibliographical information about the different languages, dialects, and families of the world.


Interactive map with some language information and links to OLAC resources and Wikipedia pages in multiple languages. The map has an accompanying PDF guide ( on educational applications of the tool, including K-12 lesson plans.

Language Documentation and Description (Journal of Endangered Languages Publishing)

New and growing collection of articles that provide an overview of basic demographic information on individual languages and groups. Actively accepting submissions.


Visualizations of language relationships and subgroupings based on different published Sources. (An older Java-based interface ( is also available)


Encyclopedia of writing systems and languages.


Resources include an interactive atlas of linguistic structures of the world’s sign languages, which can be searched by language to access demographic information.

UNESCO Interactive Atlas of the World’s Languages

Provides vitality and demographic information for the world’s languages, searchable by key terms and in an interactive map.

WALS: World Atlas of Language structures

Entries for individual languages include information on linguistic structures, as well as geographic location, genealogical classification, and references.


Country and region specific resources



  • Indigenous Peoples in Brazil [Povos Indígenas no Brasil]

    Contains detailed information on Indigenous groups in Brazil, including their endonym, geographic location, homelands, demographics, history, contemporary life, social organization, belief systems, as well as bibliographic information and video material. Accessible in Portuguese, Spanish, and English.

Costa Rica

  • DIPALICORI [Diversidad y Patrimonio Lingüístico de Costa Rica]

    Entries for the languages of Costa Rica include Indigenous languages, Costa Rican Sign Language, and Spanish. Contains a summary of linguistic information about each language, some demographic information from the 2011 census, and robust bibliographies of documentation and description, audio materials, and pedagogical materials, including digital resources such as domain-specific dictionaries, songs, multimedia collections, and corpora.


United States