LANGUAGES OF SOUTH ASIA
A language map of Asia, from "Synopsis universae philologiae" (J. B. Homann heirs, Nuremberg, c.1741)
*A language map of India prepared for the missionary projects at Serampore, 1822*
(downloaded Dec. 2004)
*"Prevailing Languages, Map 1, Showing the Localities in Which the Aryan Languages of India are Spoken," from the Imperial Gazetteer, 1890*
"The map is labeled across the lower margin from left to right (1)
Edinburgh Geographical Institute (2) J.G. Bartholomew. The map legend
the lower left map area shows (1) Eranian Languages in pink shading (2)
Pisacha Languages in brown shading (3) Midland Indo-Aryan Languages in
yellow shading (4) Outer Indo-Aryan Languages in blue shading and (5)
Indo-Aryan Languages in green shading. It is then noted “NOTE: The
of the Intermediate Languages (Green) is intended to illustrate
the Local Influence of Midland and of Outer Languages."
*How the language map looked to Constable, in 1893*
(downloaded Oct. 2005)
A language map from "A Historical Atlas of South Asia," Oxford
Press (New York), 1992, courtesy of Himal Magazine; CLICK ON THE MAP
A VERY LARGE SCAN.
The map seems to be a modified form of one of the the
Schwartzberg online atlas ones, which are in highly ZOOMABLE form *p.
(downloaded Apr. 2006)
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