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Linguistic map of Europe by 1Blomma Linguistic map of Europe by 1Blomma
Linguistic map of Europe as of today. Striped areas indicate several mother tongues in the region. For example, Brussels is a majority-French city, shown striped French and Dutch because of the Dutch minority residing there.

Edit on January 5th (I followed some of your suggestions)

-Added Occitan
-Added German minority in Silesia
-Added Italian (Corsican) on Corsica
-Added English in Malta
-Grouped Ladin and Friulan together
-Changed the colour of Greek to better distinguish it from Arabic
-Increased the size from 2300x2000 to 2800x2400
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MirandaBrawner Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016
This looks wonderful! I admire your work.
LoreC10 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016
hey, looking back at this map I was thinking to myself, you could make German areas in north-west Italy striped as they speak both German dialect and Italian ;) (Wink) 
also maybe you could add add as stripped, Sardinian, Albanian and Greek minorities in Italy
karkharokles Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful map, just one note: Abkhaz is spoken in the northwest corner of Georgia.
R-R-Eco Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Wonderful map!
Maybe you should also include the Albanian and Greek minorities in southern Italy.
Oh, and the Sardinian too!
Maine86 Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
According to this map, only tiny parts of Ireland and Scotland are Gaelic-speaking while half of Brittany is Breton-speaking... Anti-French language spotted! And I'm mostly Breton.
CampbellF Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
I would probably change the name of the 'Scottish' language to 'Gaelic', as this could create confusion with the Scots language, which is similar to English.
YamaLama1986 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015   Digital Artist
Excellent work. :)
sjancok Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014   Writer
I. Well, all Slovak enclaves are missing:
1/ In southern Slovakia, there are enclaves north of the Danube near Komarno, and also in so called Matyasfold /between your line and flow of Maly Dunaj/
2/ In Hungary there are slovak language enclaves in Pilis (between Esztergom and Budapest), in the southern half of Nograd county (20 villages of compact slovak settlement) and overlapping the northeast of Pest county, in the Komarom county around Tata and Oroszlany, in the Borsod -Abauj - Zemplen county (in the Bukk mountains and in the Zemplenyi Mnts), and also great spread of enclaves in Bekes County (Bekescaba, Tot-Komlos etc)…

3/ In Romania there are slovak language enclaves in the Nadlak and in the Bihar county,…

4/In the Vojvodina there are six official languages among them also slovak and ruthenian (neither depicted in the map) slovak enclaves are in the Backa, Srem and also southern Banat.…

5/ Slovak enclaves in Subcarpathia are encircling the Uzhgorod and also there are more enclaves around Mukaceve and in the Uh and Uzok valley.…

6/ Slovak enclaves of Northern Spis and Upper Orava.

II. Ukraine is very simplicized, russian speaking areas are not depicted resp. depicted as mixed, but in fact areas now held by russian separatist in Ukraine has been long ago predominantly russian speaking, also main part of Crimea while crimean Steppe was settled with crimean Tatar majority (not depicted), in the Zaporozhie Oblast there is areas with clear majority of bulgarian and even greek speakers. Also in southern Transnistria there is bulgarian enclave and in Southern Bessarabia there are gagauzian communities (not only in Moldova where they enjoy autonomy) and large bulgarian language communities. 
Hayden120 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
Fantastic work. I want to print this and put it on my wall! Minor suggestion: I recommend that the legend be revised for "Rhaeto-Romance" and "Serbo-Croatian", because currently they look like sub-groups of Occitan and Slovenian. Perhaps they should be in-line with the other languages in their respective families (Romance and Slavic) but grouped with labelled curly brackets.
Andrn Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
Oh, some other things I noticed:

1. Bulgarian is missing from Dimitrovgrad region (eastern Serbia); there are also some Vlach (Romanian) areas in NE Serbia, but they're quite minor…

2. There are some Serbian small enclaves in eastern and southern Kosovo…

3. Nr. 31 in Romania is in fact Croatian…
Andrn Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
It's a beautiful map. Well done!

Apart form some minor details this is one one of the best European linguistic maps I've seen so far.
Some of the corrections I think are needed:

1.Perhaps Kashubian should also be depicted (if Sorbian is depicted I see no reson why Kashubian shouldn't be)…

2. Some regional languages are missing from western Ukraine
- Hungarian in Transcarpatia:…
- Romanian in Transcarpatia, Chernivtsi Oblast and south Odessa Oblast
- Bulgarian in south Odessa Oblast…

3. The whole of southern Ukraine is shown as bilingual (Russsian-Ukrainian), although for example Kherson is over 70% Ukrainain-speaking, and in the Odessa Oblast only the city of Odessa and some isolated villages are mostly Russian-speaking.

4. Maybe Kiev, Riga, Liepaja (Latvia) and Chisinau (Moldavia) should be depicted as bilingual, as there are home to important Russian-speaking populations.

5. Transnistria should be classified as rather Russian-Romanian instead of Russian-Ukrainian. Most of the Ukrainians in Transnistria are Russian speakers.

GINart Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
On the North-West of Catalonia they speak Occitan (Aranese variant), and is more used, the 65% of the population in "Vall d'Aran.…
cd196 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
The non-inhabited areas should be white i think, see:…

or less colorful if rarely inhabited:… (shown in 4 steps),

otherwise people have the impression e.g: Scandinavia has the same population like Germany.

Really nice maps anyway, keep it going on!
Rodegas Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
hungarians in slovakia = 8.5% !
Djino Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
You should include Sardininan language
Djino Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
As well as luxembourgish (instead of german) and alsatian (instead of german)
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
alsatian and luxembourgish are german dialects. Else he would have to make
lower german, bavarian, saxon, austrian german etc. also extra.
AMCAlmaron Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Would Arpitan be worth including, or is it too small to show?
Shikku27316 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Do you consider Manx and Cornish to be dead and not worthy to be on the map?
Lowtuff Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015
Neither are dead, but speakers of such comprise such a small minority of their local populations that they don't qualify as the mother tongue of any area of the map.
Shikku27316 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015
I get it. I think I posted this comment way back in my militant Cornish revival phase. And I still agree that it should be revived, I'm just not militant anymore.
ME2FTW Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
You forgot to add the Greek minority in southern Albania :)
Ximphron Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
I would like to see Venetian on the map, it is spoken by many people in this area:
(Map of Venetian dialects).
YOhuan15 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Student Artist
NICE! but you forgot Italian in Istria and Dalmazia...
SpartacusGR Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
You mean "Slavomacedonian" not "Macedonian" please fix it !!!
1Blomma Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
No, its name is Macedonian
SpartacusGR Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
What you mean ?? its a Slavic language spoken by people that live in historical region that was called Paeonia ... i speak Russian and i understand them verry well 
1Blomma Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
I know it's a Slavic language but I have never heard it being called "Slavomacedonian" before. Do you have any sources?
1Blomma Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
So it's only used by Greece. I'm gonna keep it Macedonian, since that is its name in English.
makeridov Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
The two spots, number 19 and 45 in Serbia are actually Slovak and not Hungarian and Romanian :)
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Another thing that looks like a mistake, is the southern border of Kaliningrad to Poland,
I´d say it can´t be that straigt, it must be a bow, following the other map lines.
1Blomma Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Look at where it is. The line is almost straight at the middle.
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
I mean your basic map has bowed meridians, so the border must be bowed, too, doesn´t it?
1Blomma Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Plus, the south line of the Kaliningrad oblast does not follow the curvature of the earth. It is very nonsensical, look it up on google maps.
Histone Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
why there is no Italian dialects (that very different from oficial, Toscan italian), and some small minority? and Sardo is not italian. in azerbaijan there is no talish language (at south-east)
mdc01957 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Luxembourg's color might be better if it were split between French, Dutch and German.
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Hey nice, thanks for adding the german minority in Silesia, sadly you forgot the minority in Siebenbürgen (Transsylvania in Romania),
the capital is Hermannsstadt (romanian: Sibiu).

I can´t see it well, but did you add the minority at Denmark, too?

I think there´re even some more in Hungary.
Lordnarunh Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, my Friend! :)

I don't know about the other regions of Hungary, but in the South-western region, parts of Somogy, where german-based people were common in 1900's, there are very few left. I lived in a village, which was once home of almost 300 german-speaking people, along 300-700 people, who spoke hungarian only. Now the village has only 270 inhabitants, with only 2-3 families, who speak german, i mean, not the taught one, but which they learned from their ancestors. Their names were Kachstettner, Loósz, Heizer, Stéger, Fábri etc. We called this people sváb (schwabish, i think). They had protestant religion mainly, they even had their own cemetery.

As i know, they
1. moved abroad (mainly Germany, in 1956, and after the fall of the iron courtain)
2. Moved to bigger hungarian cities (a few of them)
3. Most of these families chosen spouse of their own kind, although, they were equal part of the community.
4. The ones, who stayed, doesn't learn german, cause they have nobody to speak to anymore, although, there is a vast population of German people, from Germany, who bought houses in the area (15-20 families in my village). Once i asked them, whether they understand what Schwäbisch people told them, but they didn't, they said, it's a wrung-out version of german. They were from Bayern, Altötting.

I knew an old couple (Imre Loósz (Emerich Loósz) and Magdolna Stéger (Magdalena Stéger)), who lived in our street, me and my parents helped them, when they got old, as they always helped us too earlier. They are gone now, but they have a wonderful story of ethernal love, hard work, and honest life, everyone should hear about...

Sometimes i have kind of a home sickness, missing my earlier home, just as it was, with these people, including the mentioned Schwäbisch families.
TheAresProject Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Are any of those still around though? I thought at least the Banat Germans were expelled in 1945.
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Nearly no Germans were expelled from Romania in 1945, mostly the Germans in which is now Poland and Czechia were expelled,
the Germans in Romania left in different migration-waves in the 60s, 70s,90s, especially after 1990, when the Sowjetunion collapsed.
Even not all Germans in the Sudetenland were expelled in 1945, many left as fast as possible, which was sometimes in the 60s or 70s.

But today are not many Germans left down there, but there are still a few thousand.
darklord86 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
Nice work!
JJohnson1701 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Very well done!  Would you perhaps be able to do a map, same style, based on the 1900 languages?
K-Haderach Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
This is very impressive work! A lot of detailed information and excellent graphical presentation at the same time. Well done!

I only have one suggestion: You might want to consider using different colors or shades for the Western Romance languages and for Greek, to distinguish them more clearly from their non-Indo-European neighbors (Arabic, Berber and Turkish). Just switching around the shades of green you use for Romanian and Spanish, for example, would increase the contrast between Spanish and Berber/Arabic.
Ennio444 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
Still, no Occitan is a big mistake.
BloodAndBones Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool :D
Robo-Diglet Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
This is a brilliant map, but where are Abkhaz, Votic, Manx, Montenegrin and Silesian?
Jaldithas Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
isn't te situation with Arabic far more complex, with standartised arabic being just language of government and media, while people speak regional "dialects" which are actually a separate languages?

I guess same situation is with Italian, maybe German and surely with "Berber"
1Blomma Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
I'm aware of the fact that Berber isn't actually one single language, but for claritys sake, it is shown as one. The same is true for the other languages that you mentioned, too. German is more unified towards Standard German nowadays, but I'm pretty sure Italian is still fairly fractured. Again, for clarity, I decided not to show Neapolitan, Sardinian, Sicilian etc as separate langauges.
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