GEOG 102 Language Map Exercise Name:__________________________
1. Turn to p. 53. What kind of thematic map is this? Area class
2. Look at the
3. Now view the European Languages map at this link http://www.eupedia.com/europe/maps_of_europe.shtml - languages. On this map different shades of green, blue/purple and orange/red represent three different sub-families of the Indo-European language family. Green represents the Germanic sub-family. Blue/purple represents the Romance sub-family. Orange/red represents the Slavic sub-family. Capital letters refer to sub-families of within each language family.
Use this online map and the map on p. 174-75 in your atlas to list the countries in which languages from each of these 3 subfamilies are spoken.
Germanic Ireland, Great Britain, Norway, Iceland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland
Romance _France, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Romania
Slavic _Slovenia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Poland, Russia, Ukraine , Bosnia, Serbia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Belarus
5. Turn again
to the Languages map, p. 53. Languages from which language family are
spoken in most of
6. Describe the distribution of the Austronesian language family. The Austronesia family extends from Madasgascar eastward across the Indian Ocean to Indonesia and the islands of the South Pacific.