Linguistic Survey of India now available at LL-MAP

The LL-MAP team is happy to announce the completion of the digital adaptation of the Linguistic Survey of India map collection. This important series of maps was a survey of the languages of British India, conducted in the first several decades of the 20th century by the British Raj and directed by Irish linguist George A. Grierson. The maps show the locations of dialects, languages, and language families in India, phonetic and morphological distribution, and language contact information. In our digitized versions, we have included the maximal language coding possible (i.e., if a name could refer to either a language or a subgroup, we include codes for both).

LL-MAP resources are freely available for public use. For information on how to use the LL-MAP interface, please visit the Online Help Section of the LL-MAP website or email the LL-MAP team at llmap-contact@linguistlist.org.

Many thanks to our former intern, Andrew Peters, who put in a substantial amount of time last summer getting these maps scanned, georegistered, vectorized, uploaded, and styled. Andrew designed this set of maps to be interoperable, so that the different language families can be easily distinguished when several maps are layered together in the LL-MAP interface. In the map credits, Andrew also identified several other sets of maps that may be of comparative interest. 

The maps that make up this set include:

Linguistic Survey of India: Assamese Dialects

 Linguistic Survey of India: Austro-Asiatic & Pronominalized Himalayan Languages

 Linguistic Survey of India: Balochi Language

 Linguistic Survey of India: Bara Languages and Dialects

 Linguistic Survey of India: Bengali Dialects and Sub-Dialects

 Linguistic Survey of India: Bhil Dialects and Khandesi

Linguistic Survey of India: Bihari Dialects and Sub-Dialects

Linguistic Survey of India: Central Pahari Languages and Dialects

Linguistic Survey of India: Dardic Influence

 Linguistic Survey of India: Dardic Languages

Linguistic Survey of India: District of Sonthal Parganas

Linguistic Survey of India: Dravidian Languages

 Linguistic Survey of India: Eastern Hindi Dialects and Sub-Dialects

Linguistic Survey of India: Ghalchah Languages

Linguistic Survey of India: Indo-Aryan Languages

Linguistic Survey of India: Kachin Dialects

Linguistic Survey of India: Kashmiri Language

Linguistic Survey of India: Lahnda or Western Panjabi Dialects and Sub-Dialects

Linguistic Survey of India: Languages in which L is the characteristic letter of the past participle

Linguistic Survey of India: Marathi Dialects

Linguistic Survey of India: Munda Languages and Dialects

 Linguistic Survey of India: Naga Languages and Dialects

Linguistic Survey of India: Pashto and Ormuri Languages

Linguistic Survey of India: Punjabi Dialects and Sub-Dialects

Linguistic Survey of India: Rajasthani Dialects and Sub-Dialects 

Linguistic Survey of India: Relative Positions of Munda, Complex Pronominalized Himalayan, & Indian Languages Connected with Mon-Khmer

Linguistic Survey of India: Siamese-Chinese Languages

Linguistic Survey of India: Sindhi Language

Linguistic Survey of India: Tai Languages

Linguistic Survey of India: Tibeto-Burman Groups

Linguistic Survey of India: Western Hindi Dialects and Sub-Dialects 

Linguistic Survey of India: Western Pahari Languages and Dialects

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