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Climate a driver of language diversity

May 18, 2019 - General

A region’s climate has a greater impact than landscape on how many languages are spoken there, new research from The Australian National University (ANU) shows.

Credit: Sherrie Thai/FlickrThe research team mapped language diversity around the world and found areas with more productive climates tend to have more languages.

“We were able to show that despite popular belief, climatic factors have a stronger effect than landscape factors…

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