[OSM-talk] Looking for "primary language" map

Tom Hughes tom at compton.nu
Tue Apr 11 06:26:11 UTC 2017

On 11/04/17 07:08, Tom Hughes wrote:
> On 11/04/17 00:35, Yuri Astrakhan wrote:
>> Does anyone know of an open source language map - basically a set of
>> geoshapes with the corresponding language code?  Country boundaries are
>> not needed - e.g. Canada and USA would be English with the exception of
>> French for Montreal area.
>> This is needed to guesstimate what language the "name" tag is in.
> There's some data in CLDR for mapping countries/regions to default
> languages I think, which you could combine with shapes from OSM.

Looks like the CLDR data is only country level currently:


with the raw XML here:


You could identify countries that might need further investigation 
though by looking for ones with multiple official languages and/or a low 
percentage of users of the top language.


Tom Hughes (tom at compton.nu)

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