Wherever possible I’ve shown the local form in the native writing system (Arabic, Armenian, Chinese, Cyrillic, Georgian, Greek, Japanese, Korean, etc.) with Latin transliterations / transcriptions. This was possible using Unicode. An excellent source of information about Unicode is Alan Wood’s Unicode site.

The information on this site comes from a variety of sources. Some very helpful sites were:
Gwillim Law’s site on “statoids”
GeoHive: Global Statistics
KNAB, the Place Names Database of EKI (Eesti Keele Instituut)
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A wonderful French site full of information about languages: LEXILOGOS
Another great site mostly about Native North American languages: LANGUAGEGEEK

I especially want to thank many friendly people from embassies and diplomatic missions all over the world for their help in correcting the country entries.

⇨ Some languages need special fonts installed on your computer to be displayed correctly.
A great site about fonts and what they actually look like is WAZU JAPAN’s Gallery of Unicode Fonts.

writing systems: languages: font used on this site:
Ainu Katakana Ainu YOzFontN04
Akkadian cuneiform Akkadian, Sumerian Akkadian
Arabic based Arabic, Bosnian, Comorian, Dari, Kashmiri, Kazakh, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Malay Jawi, Ottoman Turkish, Pashto, Persian, Saraiki, Sindhi, South Azerbaijani, Tajik, Tatar, Uyghur, Uzbek Arial
Arabic based Balochi, Urdu, Western Punjabi Nafees Nastaleeq
Armenian Armenian Sylfaen
Avestan Avestan Avestan
Bengali based Assamese, Bengali Vrinda
Bopomofo Chinese Code2000
Buginese Buginese Saweri
Buhid Buhid Code2000
Burmese Burmese Myanmar1
Cherokee Cherokee MPH 2B Damase
Chinese, traditional and simplified Chinese Bitstream CyberCJK
Classical Mongolian Manchu, Mongolian, Xibe Mongolian Baiti
Coptic Coptic New Athena Unicode
Cyrillic based Abaza, Abkhaz, Adyghe, Aghul, Aleut, Altai, Archi, Avar, Azerbaijani, Bashkir, Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Buryat, Chechen, Chukchi, Chuvash, Crimean Tatar, Dargwa, Dungan, Enets, Even, Evenki, Gagauz, Ingush, Itelmen, Judeo-Tat, Kabardian, Kalmyk, Karachay-Balkar, Karakalpak, Kazakh, Ket, Khakas, Khanty, Kildin Sami, Komi, Komi-Permyak, Koryak, Krymchak, Kumyk, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Lak, Lezgi, Lingua Franca Nova, Macedonian, Mansi, Mari, Moldovan, Mongolian, Mordvin, Nanai, Nenets, Nganasan, Nivkh, Nogai, Ossetian, Russian, Rusyn, Rutul, Sakha / Yakut, Selkup, Serbian, Shor, Shughni, Slovio, Tabassaran, Tajik, Talysh, Tat, Tatar, Tofa, Tsakhur, Tsez, Turkmen, Tuvan, Udmurt, Ukrainian, Urum, Uyghur, Uzbek, Yaghnobi DejaVu Sans
Devanagari based Bhojpuri, Hindi, Kashmiri, Konkani, Marathi, Nepali, Romani, Sanskrit, Sherpa, Sindhi Sanskrit 2003
Estrangelo Common Syriac Estrangelo Antioch
Ethiopic Amharic, Ge’ez, Tigrinya GF Zemen Unicode
Georgian Georgian, Laz, Mingrelian, Svan Sylfaen
Glagolitic Old Church Slavonic MPH 2B Damase
Gothic Gothic MPH 2B Damase
Greek Arvanitic, Greek DejaVu Sans
Gujarati Gujarati Shruti
Gurmukhi Punjabi Raavi
Hanunó’o Hanunó’o MPH 2B Damase
Hebrew based Bukhori, Gruzinic, Hebrew, Judeo-Tat, Ladino, Yiddish Times New Roman
Hmong (Final Version) Hmong JG Pahawh Final Version
Hmong (Third Version) Hmong JG Pahawh Third Version
Jacobite / Serto Western Syriac Serto Jerusalem
Japanese Japanese Bitstream CyberCJK
Kannada Kannada, Tunga
Khmer Khmer Khmer OS
Klingon Klingon Code2000
Korean Korean Bitstream CyberCJK
Lao Lao Saysettha Unicode
Latin based Afar, Afrikaans, Akan, Alabama, Albanian, Aleut, Aragonese, Aromanian, Asturian, Aymara, Azerbaijani, Bambara, Basque, Berber, Bislama, Blackfoot, Bosnian, Breton, Capeverdian Creole, Catalan, Cebuano, Chamorro, Chechen, Cheyenne, Comanche, Comorian, Cornish, Corsican, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Delaware, Dinka, Dongxiang, Dutch, Elfdalian, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Evenki, Ewe, Faroese, Fijian, Finnish, French, Frisian, Friulian, Gagauz, Galician, Greenlandic, Guarani, Haitian Creole, Hausa, Hawaiian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Igbo, Indonesian, Italian, Javanese, Kabyle, Karaim, Karakalpak, Karelian, Kashubian, Khasi, Klallam, Kurdish, Ladin, Lakota, Latin, Latvian, Laz, Lingala, Lingua Franca Nova, Lithuanian, Livonian, Low German, Luxembourgish, Malagasy, Malay, Maltese, Mandinka, Manx, Maori, Marshallese, Miami, Micmac, Mizo, Moldovan, Nahuatl, Nama, Nauruan, Navajo, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Norwegian, Occitan, Oromo, Polish, Portuguese, Quechua, Romani, Romanian, Romansh, Saint Lucia Creole, Salar, Sami, Samoan, Samogitian, Sarikoli, Scots Gaelic, Serbian, Seychelles Creole, Silesian, Slovak, Slovenian, Slovio, Somali, Sorbian, Southern Sotho, Spanish, Swahili, Swati, Swedish, Tagalog, Talysh, Tatar, Tetum, Tongan, Tsonga, Tswana, Turkish, Turkmen, Tuvaluan, Uyghur, Uzbek, Venda, Veps, Vietnamese, Volapük, Voro, Votic, Wakhi, Walloon, Welsh, Wolof, Xhosa, Yoruba, Zazaki, Zhuang, Zulu DejaVu Sans
Latin based (German Fraktur) German, Low German, Luxembourgish HumboldtFraktur
Latin based (Irish Uncial) Irish Gaelic Gadelica
Limbu Limbu MPH 2B Damase
Malayalam Malayalam AnjaliOldLipi
Manipuri / Meitei Meitei Eeyek Unicode
Nestorian Eastern Syriac East Syriac Adiabene
New Tai Lue Tai Lü Dai Banna SIL Book
Ogham Old Irish TITUS Cyberbit Basic
Old Church Slavonic Old Church Slavonic KurKlim
Old Lisu Lisu Quivira
Old Persian cuneiform Old Persian MPH 2B Damase
Oriya Oriya Kalinga
Runic Old Norse TITUS Cyberbit Basic
Sinhalese Sinhalese Malithi Web
Tai Le Tai Le MPH 2B Damase
Tamil Tamil Akshar Unicode
Telugu Telugu Gautami
Tengwar Elvish Code2000
Thaana Divehi MPH 2B Damase
Thai Thai Arial Unicode MS
Tibetan Dzongkha, Tibetan Jomolhari
Tifinagh Berber, Kabyle MPH 2B Damase
Unified Canadian Aboriginal Cree, Inuktitut, Ojibwa Aboriginal Serif
Yi Yi SIL Yi

You can see if all characters are displayed correctly by checking the alphabet pages linked in the menu table below.
These alphabet tables are only meant as a test and to show you my transcription system.
An outstanding source of information about writing systems is the Omniglot site.

Some links to online dictionaries and glossaries:
Multilingual Dictionary hablaa.com
Online Talking Dictionary
Universal dictionary
English – Alabama dictionary
English – Albanian dictionary | Fjalor anglisht – shqip
English – Amharic dictionary | እንግሊዝኛ - አማርኛ መዝገበ ቃላት
English – Arabic dictionary | قاموس إنجليزي عربي
English – Armenian dictionary | Անգլերեն - հայերեն բառարան
English – Assamese dictionary | ইংৰাজী - অসমীয়া অভিধান
English – Azerbaijani dictionary | İngiliscə – Azərbaycanca lüğət
English – Basque dictionary | Ingeles – euskara hiztegia
English – Belarusian – Polish – Russian – Ukrainian dictionary | Ангельска – беларускі слоўнік | Słownik angielsko – polski | Английско – русский словарь | Анґлійсько – український словник
English – Bengali dictionary | ইংরেজী - বাংলা অভিধান
English – Bulgarian dictionary | Английско – български речник
English – Cherokee dictionary | ᏲᏁᎦ - ᏣᎳᎩ ᏗᏕᏠᏆᏍᏙᏗ
English – Cheyenne dictionary
English – Chinese dictionary | 英汉词典
English – Cornish dictionary | Gerlyver Sowsnek – Kernewek
English – Croatian dictionary | Englesko – hrvatski rječnik
English – Czech dictionary | Anglicko – český slovník
English – Estonian dictionary | Inglise – eesti sõnaraamat
English – Finnish dictionary | Englanti – suomi sanakirja
English – French – Friulian – German – Italian – Slovenian – Spanish dictionary | Dictionnaire anglais – français | Dizionari inglês – furlan | Englisch – deutsches Wörterbuch | Dizionario inglese – italiano | Angleško – slovenski slovar | Diccionario inglés – español
English – Georgian dictionary | ინგლისურ - ქართული ლექსიკონი
English – German – Turkish dictionary | Englisch – deutsch – türkisches Wörterbuch | İngilizce – Almanca – Türkçe sözlük
English – Greek dictionary | Αγγλικό - ελληνικό λεξικό
English – Gujarati dictionary | અંગ્રેજી - ગુજરાતી શબ્દકોશ
English – Haitian Creole dictionary | Diksyonè angle – kreyòl ayisyen
English – Hausa dictionary | Ƙamus Turanci – Hausa
English – Hawaiian dictionary | Wehewehe ʻōlelo pelekane – hawaiʻi
English – Hebrew dictionary | מילון אנגלי ־ עברי
English – Hindi dictionary | अंग्रेज़ी - हिन्दी शब्दकोश
English – Hungarian dictionary | Angol – magyar szótár
English – Icelandic dictionary | Ensk – íslenska orðabók
English – Indonesian dictionary | Kamus Inggris – Indonesia
English – Irish Gaelic dictionary | Foclóir Béarla – Gaeilge
English – Japanese dictionary | 英和辞典辞書
English – Korean dictionary | 영한사전
English – Kurdish dictionary | Ferhenga înglîzî – kurdî
English – Latvian dictionary | Angļu – latviešu vārdnīca
English – Lithuanian dictionary | Anglų – lietuvių žodynas
English – Malay dictionary | Kamus Inggeris – Melayu
English – Maltese dictionary | Ingliż – malti dizzjunarju
English – Manx dictionary | Fockleyr Baarle – Gaelg
English – Maori dictionary | Papakupa Pākehā – Māori
English – Mongolian dictionary | Англи – монгол толь бичиг
English – Pashto dictionary | انګليسي پښتو قاموس
English – Persian dictionary | فرهنگ انگلیسی فارسی
English – Punjabi dictionary | ਅੰਗਰੇਜ਼ੀ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਸ਼ਬਦਕੋਸ਼
English – Romanian dictionary | Dicționar englez – român
English – Romansh dictionary | Pledari englais – rumantsch
English – Sanskrit dictionary | आङ्ग्लभाषा - संस्कृत शब्दकोशः
English – Scots (Lallans) dictionary | English – Scots dictionar
English – Scottish Gaelic dictionary | Faclair Beurla – Gàidhlig
English – Sinhala – Tamil dictionary | ඉංග්‍රිසි - සිංහල - දමිළ ශබ්‍දකෝෂය | ஆங்கிலம் - சிங்களம் - தமிழ் அகராதி
English – Somali dictionary | Ingiriisi – Soomaali qaamuus
English – Swahili dictionary | Kamusi ya Kiingereza – Kiswahili
English – Tagalog dictionary | Diksiyonaryo ingles – tagalog
English – Telugu dictionary | ఇంగ్లీషు - తెలుగు నిఘంటువు
English – Thai dictionary 1 | พจนานุกรม อังกฤษ - ไทย 1
English – Thai dictionary 2 | พจนานุกรม อังกฤษ - ไทย 2
English – Tigrinya dictionary | እንግሊዘኛ - ትግርኛ መዝገበ ቃላት
English – Turkmen dictionary | Iňlisçe – türkmençe sözlük
English – Tuvan dictionary | Англи – тыва сөстүк
English – Urdu dictionary 1 | انگریزی اردو لغت 1
English – Urdu dictionary 2 | انگریزی اردو لغت 2
English – Uyghur dictionary 1 | ئىنگىلىزچە - ئۇيغۇرچە لۇغىتى 1
English – Uyghur dictionary 2 | ئىنگىلىزچە - ئۇيغۇرچە لۇغىتى 2
English – Uzbek dictionary | Inglizcha – oʻzbekcha lugʻat
English – Vietnamese dictionary | Từ điển Anh – Việt
English – Welsh dictionary | Geiriadur Saesneg – Cymraeg
English – Yiddish dictionary | ענגליש ־ ייִדישער װערטערבוך
French – Breton dictionary | Dictionnaire français – breton | Geriadur galleg – brezhoneg
French – Corsican dictionary | Dictionnaire français – corse | Dizziunariu francese – corsu
German – Cashubian dictionary | Deutsch – kaschubisches Wörterbuch | Miemiecczi – kaszëbsczi słowôrz
German – Georgian dictionary | Deutsch – georgisches Wörterbuch | გერმანული - ქართული ლექსიკონი
German – Kurdish dictionary | Deutsch – kurdisches Wörterbuch | Ferhenga almanî – kurdî
German – Low German dictionary | Deutsch – plattdeutsches Wörterbuch | Hoochdüütsch – plattdüütsch Wöörbook
German – Romansh dictionary | Deutsch – rätoromanisches Wörterbuch | Pledari tudestg – rumantsch
German – Lower Sorbian dictionary | Deutsch – niedersorbisches Wörterbuch | Nimsko – serbski słownik
German – Upper Sorbian dictionary | Deutsch – obersorbisches Wörterbuch | Němsko – serbski słownik
Russian – Altai dictionary | Русско – алтайский словарь | Орус – алтай сӧзлик
Russian – Avar dictionary | Русско – аварский словарь | Гӏурус – авар къамус
Russian – Bashkir dictionary | Русско – башкирский словарь | Урыҫса – башҡортса һүҙлек
Russian – Buryat dictionary | Русско – бурятский словарь | Ород – буряад толи
Russian – Crimean Tatar dictionary | Русско – крымскотатарский словарь | Rus – qırımtatar sözlük / Рус – къырымтатар сёзлюк
Russian – Kalmyk dictionary | Русско – калмыцкий словарь | Орс – хальмг толь
Russian – Karachay-Balkar dictionary | Русско – карачаево-балкарский словарь | Орус – къарачай-малкъар сёзлюк
Russian – Karelian dictionary | Русско – карельский словарь | Venäläne – karjalaine sanakirju
Russian – Kazakh dictionary | Русско – казахский словарь | Орысша – қазақша сөздік
Russian – multilingual dictionary | Русско – многоязычный словарь
Russian – Ossetian dictionary | Русско – осетинский словарь | Уырыссаг – ирон дзырдуат
Russian – Sakha dictionary | Русско – якутский словарь | Нууччалыы – сахалыы тылдьыт
Russian – Tatar dictionary | Русско – татарский словарь | русча – татарча сүзлек
And some script conversion sites:
Traditional and simplified Chinese Conversion
Chinese Pinyin converter
Convert Pinyin tone numbers to tone marks
Japanese Kanji to Romaji converter
Korean Hangul converter
Malay Jawi converter
Multilingual keyboards and various script converters at Lexilogos

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