July 19, 2011
Languages of the World (Wide Web) - Google shows the various connections between languages as shown by web site linking. Beyond many expectable regional cultural groupings, there are several fun things to notice:
The inventor of Esperanto was Polish
The Armenian diaspora is particularly strong in eastern Europe
Hungary overcomes its linguistic isolation to stay extrovertedly linky
There are a lot of Kurds in Sweden (?!)
Urdu is the one language of India that is far more connected to other languages than to others in India
Swahili looks like it’s just another language in India (except it also is the only language connected to Tagalog)
The French have a thing for Dutch girls
Some other interesting but less strong connections show up when they show the pre-normalized graph.

Languages of the World (Wide Web) - Google shows the various connections between languages as shown by web site linking. Beyond many expectable regional cultural groupings, there are several fun things to notice:

  • The inventor of Esperanto was Polish
  • The Armenian diaspora is particularly strong in eastern Europe
  • Hungary overcomes its linguistic isolation to stay extrovertedly linky
  • There are a lot of Kurds in Sweden (?!)
  • Urdu is the one language of India that is far more connected to other languages than to others in India
  • Swahili looks like it’s just another language in India (except it also is the only language connected to Tagalog)
  • The French have a thing for Dutch girls

Some other interesting but less strong connections show up when they show the pre-normalized graph.

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