Zonal constructed language

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Zonal constructed languages are constructed languages made to facilitate communication between speakers of a certain linguistic group or of two closely related languages.

Most common within this group are Pan-Germanic and Pan-Slavic languages. Most of these were created during the period of National revival at the end of the 19th century, some were created later. Known examples are Tutonish, a Pan-Germanic project by Elias Molee (1902), which was intended to be an auxiliary language at first but to eventually supplant all other Germanic languages, Universalspråket for Scandinavian lands by K.G.F. Kejhser (1918), Euronord for Northern Europe by A.J. Pilgrim (1965) and Mezduslavjanski jezik for Slavs by Ladislav Podmele 1958. Nowadays, most older zonal constructed languages are known only to specialists. The best-known Slavic zonal constructed languages of more recent date are Slovianski and Slovio.

Apart from these European examples, there have also been attempts on other continents - Afrihili by K. A. Kumi Attobrah, which was created to be used as a lingua franca in all of Africa.

A dialect which naturally emerges as a means of communication among speakers of divergent dialects of a language is known as a koiné language.

List of Slavic zonal constructed languages[edit]

(See: Pan-Slavic language)

List of Germanic zonal constructed languages[edit]

Main article: Pan-Germanic language

Nordic zonal constructed language[edit]

Main article: Skandinavisk

List of Romance zonal constructed language[edit]

List of other zonal constructed languages[edit]

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This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Esperanto Wikipedia.