Ethnologue Global Dataset
- Type of resource
- 18th edition - Dallas, Tex. SIL International, 2015
The purpose of the Ethnologue Global Dataset is to make it possible for researchers to replicate the statistical summaries that are published in Ethnologue (see http://www.ethnologue.com/ statistics) and to use data from Ethnologue in their own analyses. Most of the information published in Ethnologue is in the form of textual comments that are not amenable to statistical analysis; these fields of information are specifically not included in the dataset. This dataset contains only data fields with simple values (like booleans, numbers, categories) that can be submitted to statistical analysis. The data are distributed as three tables in the ubiquitous tab-delimited file format that can be loaded into virtually any spreadsheet, database, or other data analysis tool.
- Preferred citation
- Lewis, M. Paul, Gary F. Simons, and Charles D. Fennig (eds.). 2015. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Eighteenth edition. Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Online: https://purl.stanford.edu/zf007vr7239.
- Use and reproduction
- These data are licensed by Stanford Libraries and are available to Stanford University affiliates only. Affiliates are limited to current faculty, staff and students. Authorized users may download and use the data for non-commercial, educational, instructional, and research needs, only. Users may not share the downloaded materials with others, except to do so temporarily with someone who is assisting them in the research they are performing. Users may freely publish and distribute visualizations they create from analysis of these data, or tables that present the results of analysis. Users should cite the data as the source in any work that is based on analysis of this dataset or that includes visualizations of any of this information. Users may not redistribute the raw data in any form, including displaying it on a public web site, posting the files on an intranet site, or incorporating any of these data into a dataset that they are distributing. To inquire about uses such as these, the user must contact SIL International at email@example.com.