|SIL International Ethnologue|
| Definition -
The most comprehensive metadata reference system for the world's languages. Covering nearly 7000 languages, it contains information about language names, related dialects, number of speakers, etc. Its home page is at www.ethnologue.com.
Note: The Rosetta Project's archive uses Ethnologue naming standards, family identifications, and country affiliations.
An example entry from the Ethnologue