The Spread of Indo-European Languages, 1500 to 1880


The Spread of IndoEuropean Languages


This map shows the spread of Indo-European languages around the world during the Age of Exploration. Regions are color-coded according to their linguistic influence. Major explorers are also marked on the map.

Languages shown: English, German, Dutch, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian.


John Allen, Student Atlas of Anthropology, First Edition (p. 60-61)


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