Proportion of People in Basque Country who are fluent speakers in Basque

Proportion of People in Basque Country who are fluent speakers in Basque

“This is the case in almost all mountanous regions. People are more isolated and form their own dialects because of that and take in less influences from elsewhere. Caucasus, Himalaya, Newguinea. Even the alps in a way, the most diverse range of german dialects is in the alps. However I am not sure what the exact geographic reason is the Basques are the only surviving Paleo-European language”–FloZone

Distribution of local languages in Aragon, Spain. Red: Aragonese, Purple: Catalan, Yellow: Spanish. Spanish is spoken everywhere and is the sole official language

Distribution of local languages in Aragon, Spain. Red: Aragonese, Purple: Catalan, Yellow: Spanish. Spanish is spoken everywhere and is the sole official language

“Aragon has a population of about 1 300 000 people. The Catalan speaking area in Aragon has a population of about 60 000 people”–viktorbir

Indigenous languages of Bolivia. Languages spoken by less than 20% of the population are not shown

Indigenous languages of Bolivia. Languages spoken by less than 20% of the population are not shown

“Spanish is spoken by pretty much everyone in Bolivia. This map is showing indigenous languages with over 20 percent of the population of an area being able to speak them. In the white regions less than 20 percent of the population speaks an indigenous language”–lemidlaner

Belarus students attending schools in Belarusian in Belarus. Top - urban schools Bottom - rural schools

Belarus students attending schools in Belarusian in Belarus. Top - urban schools Bottom - rural schools

“A short period of Belarusian national revival in the early 1990s saw a rise in the numbers of Belarusian speakers. However, in 1994 the newly elected president Alexander Lukashenko slowly reversed this trend. Most residents of Minsk now use Russian exclusively in their everyday lives at home and at work, although Belarusian is understood as well. Substantial numbers of recent migrants from the rural areas use Trasyanka, a Russo-Belarusian mixed language in their everyday lives”–Girkoplesa

Minority languages in Croatia 2011

Minority languages in Croatia 2011

“I wonder how those Czech ended up there”–TechnicalDepartment6

“Austro-Hungarian planned settlement. Slavonia was ruled by the Ottoman Empire, and after it was retaken, the new/old authority settled many Christians - from Italians to Czechs - in this region in order to replace the Muslim population which was exiled into Bosnia”–Rakijosrkatelj