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This database lists a total of 7,099 living languages worldwide. In addition to living languages, Ethnologue also contains data on languages which have gone out of use since the first appearance of the publication 66 years ago. This edition lists 360 such recently extinct languages. Ancient, classical, and long-extinct languages are not listed (even though the ISO 639-3 standard assigns codes to them), unless they are in current use, such as in the scriptures or liturgy of a faith community. The database also has country-level information and international conventions for each language. Explore Language Profiles, Country Profiles, Family Trees, and Classic Maps. Please note that the U of I subscription does not currently provide access to Country Digests and Premium Maps.