Ethnologue is the comprehensive reference work that catalogs all the known living languages in the world today. It has been an active research project for more than 60 years. Thousands of linguists and other researchers all over the world rely on and have contributed to the Ethnologue. It is widely regarded to be the most comprehensive listing of information of its kind.
Ethnologue is published in three volumes. Each volume is self-contained and can be used independently. This volume catalogs the languages of Asia. It includes:
2,351 language descriptions organized by continent and country
16,433 primary names, alternate names, and dialect names
52 country overviews with graphical language vitality profiles
68 color maps showing location and distribution of languages