101 Languages

Word Lists

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The following pages are adapted from Swadesh lists found here that are used in comparative linguistics. They give many basic words that are found in all languages. The lists can be used as a way to gain familiarity with a language’s fundamental (and often oldest) words.

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Afrikaans Word List
Albanian Word List
Arabic Word List
Aragonese Word List
Armenian Word List
Azerbaijani Word List
Bashkir Word List
Basque Word List
Belarusian Word List
Bengali Word List
Breton Word List
Bulgarian Word List
Burmese Word List
Catalan Word List
Chinese Word List
Cornish Word List
Czech Word List
Danish Word List
Dutch Word List
Esperanto Word List
Estonian Word List
Faroese Word List
Farsi Word List
Fijian Word List
Finnish Word List
French Word List
Frisian Word List
Galician Word List
Georgian Word List
German Word List
Greek Word List
Guarani Word List
Haitian Word List
Hausa Word List
Hawaiian Word List
Hindi Word List
Hmong Word List
Hungarian Word List
Icelandic Word List
Indonesian Word List
Interlingua Word List
Irish Word List
Italian Word List
Japanese Word List
Kazakh Word List
Khmer Word List
Kinyarwanda Word List
Kirundi Word List

Kongo Word List
Korean Word List
Kurdish Word List
Kyrgyz Word List
Latin Word List
Latvian Word List
Lingala Word List
Lithuanian Word List
Luxembourgish Word List
Macedonian Word List
Malagasy Word List
Malay Word List
Maltese Word List
Manx Word List
Mongolian Word List
Norwegian Word List
Nynorsk Word List
Pashto Word List
Polish Word List
Portuguese Word List
Punjabi Word List
Romanian Word List
Russian Word List
Sanskrit Word List
Scots-gaelic Word List
Sesotho Word List
Shona Word List
Slovak Word List
Slovenian Word List
Somali Word List
Spanish Word List
Swahili Word List
Swedish Word List
Tagalog Word List
Tahitian Word List
Tajik Word List
Tatar Word List
Thai Word List
Turkish Word List
Turkmen Word List
Ukrainian Word List
Uzbek Word List
Vietnamese Word List
Welsh Word List
Xhosa Word List
Yiddish Word List
Yoruba Word List
Zulu Word List
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