List of language names

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This article is a resource of how to say the native name of most major languages in the world. These are endonymic glossonyms.

Languages[edit]

Abaza - Aбаза бызшва

Abenaki - Alnôba, Wôbanakiôdwawôgan

Abkhaz - Aҧсуа бызшәа, Aҧсшәа

Adangme - Adangbɛ

Adangbe - Adangbe

Adyghe - Адыгэбзэ

Afar - Qafár af

Afrikaans - Afrikaans

Ainu - アイヌ イタク, Aynu Itak

Ajië - A’jie, Ajië, Houailou, Wai, Wailu

Akan - Akan, Fante, Twi

Albanian - Shqip, Shqiptar

Aleut - Unangam Tunuu, Унáҥам Тунý

Amdang - Sìmí Amdangtí

Amharic - ኣማርኛ

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Angika - अंगिका

Apache - Ndéé

Arabic - اللغة العربية

Aragonese - l'Aragonés

Aramaic - ܐܪܡܝܐ

Arapaho - Hinono'eitiitt

Armenian - Հայերեն

Armenian (Eastern) - Արևելահայերեն

Armenian (Western) - Արեւմտահայերէն

Arrernte - Arrernte Angkentye

Assamese - অসমীয়া

Asturian - Asturianu

Avar - MагIарул MацI

Avestan - 𐬆𐬬𐬈𐬯𐬙𐬆𐬥

Aymara - Aymar Aru

Äynu - ئەينۇ

Azerbaijani - Azərbaycanca, آذربایجان دیلی

Baga - Barka

Bai - 白语

Balinese - ᬩᬲᬩᬮᬶ

Balti - སྦལ་ཏིའི་སྐད་, بلتی

Bambara - Bamanankan

Bantu - Narrow Bantu

Basa-Gumna - Basa-Kaduna, Basa Kuta

Bashkir - башҡорт Теле, Başqort Tele

Basque - Euskara

Bassa - ɓasaá

Batak - Surat Batak.svg

Belarusian - Беларуская

Bemba - iciBemba

Bengali - বাংলা

Berber - Tamaziɣt, Tamazight, or ⵜⴰⵎⴰⵣⵉⵖⵜ

Berta - Gebeto or Wetawit

Bhojpuri - भोजपुरी, بھوجپوري

Bislama - Bislama

Blackfoot - ᑯᖾᖹ, ᓱᖽᐧᖿ

Bodo - बड़ो

Bosnian - Босански, Bosanski

Braille - ⠃⠗⠁⠊⠇⠑

Breton – Ar Brezhoneg

Buginese - ᨅᨔ ᨕᨘᨁᨗ

Buhid - ᝊᝓᝑᝒᝇ

Bulgarian - български език

Burmese - မြန်မာစာ or မြန်မာစကား

Cahuilla - Ivia

Cantonese - 廣東話

Carrier - ᑐᑊᘁᗕᑋᗸ

Catalan - Català

Cayuga - Gayogo̱hó:nǫ’

Cebuano - Bisaya, Sinugboanon

Chamorro - Chamoru, Fino'Chamorro

Chechen - Нохчийн Mотт

Cherokee – ᏣᎳᎩ, ᏣᎳᎩ ᎦᏬᏂᎯᏍᏗ

Chewa - Nyanja

Cheyenne - Tsėhesenėstsestotse, Tsisinstsistots

Chhattisgarhi - छत्तीसगढ़ी

Chickasaw - Chikasha

Chinese - 汉语, 漢語, 华语, 華語, or 中文

Chinese (Classical) - 古文 or 文言

Chipewyan - ᑌᓀᓲᒢᕄᓀ, Dene Suline, Dëne Sųłiné

Choctaw - Chahta', Chahta Anumpa

Chuvash - Чӑвашла, Çăvaşla

Cimbrian - Zimbrisch

Comanche - Nʉmʉ Tekwapʉ

Coptic - ⲘⲉⲧⲢⲉⲙ̀ⲛⲭⲏⲙⲓ

Cornish – Kernewek, Kernowek

Corsican - Corsu

Cree - ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐍᐏᐣ

Croatian - Hrvatski

Cupeño - Kupangaxwicham Pe'memelki

Czech - Český Jazyk, Čeština

Dakhini - دکنی

Dakota - Dakȟótiyapi

Dalecarlian - Dalmål

Danish - Dansk

Dargwa - Дарган Mез

Dari - فارسی, دری, دريلو, or Yazdi

Dhivehi - ދިވެހި

Drehu - Dehu, Lifou, Lifu, Qene Drehu

Dungan - 回族语言, Xуэйзў йүян

Dutch - Nederlands

Dzongkha - རྫོང་ཁ་

Egyptian Arabic - اللغة المصرية العامية

English - English

Erzya - Эрзянь Kель

Esperanto - Esperanto

Estonian - Eesti

Evenki - Эвэды̄ турэ̄н

Ewe - Èʋe, Èʋegbe

Eyak - I•ya•q

Faroese - Føroyskt

Fijian – Na vosa vaka-Viti, Vakaviti

Fiji Hindi - फिजी बात or Fiji Baat

Filipino - Wikang Filipino

Finnish - Suomi

Fon - Fon gbè, Fɔngbè

French - Français

Frisian (North) - Noordfreesk

Frisian (Saterland) - Seeltersk

Frisian (West) - Frysk

Friulian - Furlan

Fula - Fulfulde, Pulaar, Pular

Fur - For

Ga - Gã

Galician - Galego

Gan - 赣语, 贛語

Ge'ez - ግዕዝ

Georgian - ქართული

German - Deutsch

Gikuyu - Gĩkũyũ

Gilbertese – Taetae ni Kiribati

Godoberi - ГъибдилӀи Mицци, Ɣibdiƛi Micci

Greek - Ελληνικά

Greenlandic - Kalaallisut

Guaraní - Avañe'ẽ or Javy ju

Gujarati - ગુજરાતી

Gumuz - Bega

Gurung - तमु क्यी

Gwich'in - Gwich'in

Haida - Xaat Kíl

Hainanese - 海南話

Haitian Creole – Kreyòl Ayisyen

Hakka - 客家話, 客家话

Harari - ሃራሪ

Hausa - حَوْسَ

Hawaiian - ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi

Hebrew - עברית

Herero - Otjiherero

Himba - Omuhimba, Simba

Hindi - हिन्दी

Hindustani - ہندوستانی, हिन्दुस्तानी

Hiri Motu - Hiri Motu

Hmong - lol Hmongb, lus Hmoob, lug Moob

Hopi - Hopilàvayi or Hopílavayi

Hungarian - Magyar

Icelandic - Íslenska

Ido - Ido

Igbo - Asụsụ Igbo

Ik - Icetot

Ilocano - Iloko

Indonesian - Bahasa Indonesia

Ingush - ГӀалгӀай мотт

Interlingua - Interlingua

Inuktitut – ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ

Inupiat - Iñupiatun

Irish - Gaeilge

Isthmus Nahuatl - Mela'tájtol

Italian - Italiano

Japanese - 日本語, 日本語

Javanese - ꦧꦱꦗꦮ

Judaeo-Spanish - גֿודֿיאו-איספאנייול‎, Ladino

Jutish - Jydsk

Jèrriais - Jèrriais

Kabardian - Kъэбэрдеибзэ

Kabyle - شئعم

Kaingang - Kanhgág

Kannada - ಕನ್ನಡ

Kanuri - Kanuri

Karakalpak - Қарақалпақ тили, Qaraqalpaq tili

Karamojong - ŋaKaramojoŋ or ŋaKarimojoŋ

Karelian - Karjalan Kieli

Kashmiri - كٲشُر, कॉशुर, Kạ̄šur, Koshur

Kashubian - Kaszëbsczi Jãzëk

Kazakh - Қазақ Tілі

Kelantanese Malay - بهاس ملايو كلنتن or Baso Kelate

Kendeje - Kendeje

Khakas - Хакас Tілі

Khmer - ភាសាខ្មែរ

Khoekhoe - Khoekhoegowab

Khowar - کھوار

Kinyarwanda - Ikinyarwanda or Runyarwanda

Kiribati - Taetae Ni Kiribati

Konkani - कोंकणी, Konknni, കൊങ്കണി, ಕೊಂಕಣಿ

Korean - 조선말, 한국어

Kuliak - Rub

Kumyk - Къумукъ Tил

Kurdish - Kurdí, کوردی, or K’öрди

Kutchi - کچھی or કચ્છી

Kwadi - !Kwa/tse

Ladakhi - ལ་དྭགས་སྐད།

Ladin - Ladin

Lakota - Lakȟótiyapi

Lao - ພາສາລາວ

Latin language - Latina

Latvian - Latviešu

Laz - ლაზური ნენა

Leonese - Llïonés

Lepcha - ᰛᰩᰵ་ᰛᰧᰶᰵ

Limbu - ᤕᤰᤌᤢᤱ ᤐᤠᤴ

Limburgish - Lèmburgs

Lingala - Lingála

Lisu - ꓡꓲ-ꓢꓴ or ꓡꓲꓢꓴ

Lithuanian - Lietuvių

Livonian - Līvõ Kēļ or Rāndakēļ

Low German - Plattdüütsch

Low Prussian Dialect - Niederpreußisch

  • Formerly Spoken in: Prussia Flag of Prussia (1892-1918).svg, now some scattered speakers in the Americas

Luba-Kasai - Tshiluba

Luganda - Luganda, LùGáànda, Oluganda

Luiseño - Cham'teela

Luo - Kavirondo or Dholuo

Luri - لری or Lori

Luxembourgish - Lëtzebuergesch

Maasai - ɔl Maa

Macedonian - Mакедонски

Magahi - मगही

Magar - मगर भाषा

Maithili - मैथिली, মৈথিলী

Makassarese - Basa Mangkasara', ᨅᨔ ᨆᨀᨔᨑ

Malay - بهاس ملايو or Bahasa Melayu

Malayalam - മലയാളം

Maltese - Malti

Manchu - ᠮᠠᠨᠵᡠ ᡤᡳᠰᡠᠨ

  • Spoken by: the Manchu people Flag of Manchukuo.svg
  • (There are only 18 speakers left; none under the age of 80)

Mandarin - 國語

  • Spoken in: Most of China China

Manx – Gaelg

Marathi - मराठी

Marshallese - Ebon, Kajin M̧ajeļ, Kajin Majõl

Masalit - kana masara

Meitei - মনিপুরি, মৈতৈলোল্, মৈতৈলোন্, মৈথৈ

Miami-Illinois - Myaamia

Michoacán Nahuatl - Pómaro Nahuatl

Min - 閩語 or 闽语

  • Spoken in: the southeastern area of China China

Min Bei - 闽北语

Min Dong - 閩東語

Min Nan - 閩南語 or 闽南语

  • Spoken in: the southeastern area of China China

Min Zhong - 闽中话

  • Spoken in: the southeastern area of China China

Mon - ဘာသာ မန်

Mongolian - Монгол Хэл, ᠮᠣᠨᠭᠭᠣᠯ ᠬᠡᠯᠡ

Muscogee Creek - Mvskoke, Mvskokē

Musgu - Mulwi

Muskum - Muzuk

  • Formerly Spoken in: Chad Chad

Māori – te Reo Māori

Nagumi - Gong or Ngong

Nahuatl - Māsēwallahtōlli, Mexicano, or Nāhuatlahtōlli

Navajo – Diné bizaad

Ndyuka - Ndyuka.png

Nepal Bhasa - नेपाल भाषा

Nepali - नेपाली

Ngbee - Lingbee

Northern Thai - ᨣᩴᩤᨾᩮᩥᩬᨦ

Norwegian - Norsk

Nuosu - ꆈꌠ꒿

Nyangia - Nyang'i

Occidental - Interlingue

Occitan - Occitan

Ojibwe - ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᒧᐎᓐ

Okinawan Japanese - ウチナーヤマトゥグチ

Old Church Slavonic - Словѣ́ньскъ Ѩзꙑ́къ, ⰔⰎⰀⰂⰑⰐⰊⰍ

Old English - Anglisc, Ænglisc, Englisc, or ᚫᛝᛚᛁᛋᚻ

Omotik - Laamoot

Odia - ଓଡ଼ିଆ

Pahari - पहाड़ी

Palula - پالولہ

Pattani Malay - بهاس جاوي, Bahasa Jawi, or ภาษายาวี

Persian - فارسی

Phoenician - 𐤃𐤁𐤓𐤉𐤌 𐤊𐤍𐤏𐤍𐤉𐤌

Piman - Tepiman

Pipil - Náhuat or Nawat

Pitjantjatjara - Pitjantjatjara

Plautdietsch - Plautdietsch

Polish - Język polski, polski, or polszczyzna

Portuguese - Português

Punjabi language - पंजाबी, ਪੰਜਾਬੀ, or پنجابی

Pu-Xian Min - 興化話 or 莆仙話

Raga - Hano

Rajasthani - राजस्थानी

Rohingya'

Romani - Romani Ćhib

Romanian - Română

Romansh - Rumantsch

Russian - Русский

Rusyn - Русиньский Язык, Русиньска Бесїда

Ruthenian - Руский Языкъ

Sami – Lappic, Lappish, Saame, Saami, Saamic, Samic, or Sámi

Samoan – Gagana Sāmoa

Sanskrit - संस्कृतम्, संस्कृता वाक्

Sardinian - Sardu

Saurashtra - ꢱꣃꢬꢵꢰ꣄ꢜ꣄ꢬꢵ

Scots - Scots, Scottis, Scots leid, Lallans

Scottish Gaelic - Gàidhlig

Serbian - Српски, Srpski

Serer - Seereer, Seereer-Siin

Shan - လိၵ်ႈတႆး

Shanghaiese - 上海闲话

Sherpa language - शेर्पा, ཤེར་པཱ།

Shona - Shona

Sicilian - Sicilianu

Sikkimese - འབྲས་ལྗོངས་

Sindhi - سنڌي

Sinhala - සිංහල

Slovak - Slovenčina

Slovene - Slovenščina

Somali - اللغة الصومالية, Af-Soomaali

Sotho - Sesotho

Spanish - Español

Stellingwarfs - Stellingwerfs

Sundanese - ᮘᮞ ᮞᮥᮔ᮪ᮓ

Swahili – Kiswahili

Swedish - Svenska

Swiss German - Schwyzerdütsch

Sylheti - ছিলটী, সিলেটী

Tagalog - ᜊᜊᜌᜒ, ᜊᜌ᜔ᜊᜌᜒᜈ᜔, Wikang Tagalog

Tahitian - Reo Mā'ohi, Reo Tahiti

Turkish - Türkçe

Tai Dam - ꪺꪕꪒꪾ

Tai Khün - ไทเขิน

Tai Lü - ᦑᦺᦟᦹᧉ

Tai Nüa - ᥖᥭᥰᥖᥬᥳᥑᥨᥒᥰ

Tamang - तामाङ

Tamil - தமிழ்

Tangut - 西夏文

Tatar - تاتارچا, Tatarça, Tатарча

Telugu - తెలుగు

Tepes - Soo

Teribe - Naso, Norteño, Quequexque, Teribe, Tiribi, or Térraba

Tetum - Lia-Tetun

Thai - ภาษาไทย

Tibetan - དབུས་སྐད་

Tigrinya - ትግርኛ

Tok Pisin – Tok Pisin

Tongan - Lea faka-Tonga

Tongva - Gabrielino

Tsez - Цез Мец, Цезяс Мец

Tswana - Setswana

Tuareg - Tamahaq, Tamajaq, Tamasheq, or ⵜⴰⵎⴰⵌⴰⵆ

Turkish - Türkçe

Tulu language ತುಳು ಬಾಸೆ, തുളു ബാസെ, or Tulubaase4.png

Uduk - Tw'ampa or T'wampa

Ukrainian - Українська

Urdu - اُردُو

Uyghur - ئۇيغۇر تىلى

Uzbek - اوزبیک, Ўзбек, Oʻzbek

Valencian - Valencià

Venda - Tshivenḓa

Venetian - Vèneto

Vietnamese - Tiếng Việt Nam

Volapük - Volapük

Võro - Võro Kiil

Walloon – Walloon

Warlpiri - Warlpiri

Welsh - Cymraeg

West Frisian – Frysk

Wolof - Wolof

Wu - 吴方言

Xaracuu - Kanala, Xârâcùù

Xhosa – Xhosa

Xiang - 湘语

Xibe - ᠰᡞᠪᡝᡤᡞᠰᡠᠨ

Yapese - Yapese

Yiddish - ייִדיש ייִדיש

Yoruba - Èdè Yorùbá

Yue - 粵語, 粤语, 廣東話, or 广东话

Zhuang - 話僮

Zulu – Zulu

† = Extinct Language

Alphabets and scripts[edit]

'Phags-pa - ꡖꡍꡂꡛ ꡌ

Abkhaz - Aҧсшәа

Anglo-Saxon - ᚠᚢᚦᚩᚱᚳ

Armenian Alphabet - Հայկական Այբուբեն

Avestan - 𐬆𐬬𐬈𐬯𐬙𐬆𐬥

Bopomofo - ㄓㄨˋ ㄧㄣ ㄈㄨˊ ㄏㄠˋ

Borama - 𐒄𐒋𐒦𐒩𐒗𐒓

Carian - 𐊴𐊠𐊥𐊹𐊠𐊵

Deseret - 𐐔𐐯𐑅𐐨𐑉𐐯𐐻

Glagolitic - Кѷрїлловица, ⰍⱛⰓⰊⰎⰎⰑⰂⱄⰜⰀ

Hanunó'o - ᜱᜨᜳᜨᜳᜢ

Kayah Li - ꤊꤢꤛꤢꤟ ꤜꤤ

Kulitan - Kulitan.svg

N'Ko - ߒߞߏ

Osmanya - 𐒋𐒘𐒈𐒑𐒛𐒒𐒕𐒀

Runic - ᚱᚢᚾᛁᚲ

Shavian - 𐑖𐑱𐑝𐑾𐑯

Siddhaṃ - Siddham.jpg

Tagbanwa - ᝦᝪᝨᝯ

Tai Tham - ᨲ᩠ᩅᩫᨾᩮᩬᩥᨦ

† = Extinct Alphabet or Script

Dialects[edit]

ǂAkhoe - ǂAkhoe Haiǁom

Amoy - 廈門話 or 厦门话

Fuzhou - 平話 or 福州話

Hazāragī - هزارگی

Kwanyama - Oshikwanyama

Hokkien - 福佬話

Meänkieli - Meänkieli

Monégasque - Munegascu

Ningbo - 寧波閒話

Pothohari - پوٹھوهاری or پوٹھواری

Quanzhou - 泉州話

Saraiki - سرائیکی, ਸਰਾਇਕੀ, सराइकी

Seroa - ǃGãǃne, ǁKuǁe

Teochew - 潮州話

† = Extinct Dialect

Required fonts[edit]

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See also[edit]

External links[edit]