The index has been created by The Norwegian Council for Africa, as part of its comprehensive effort to strengthen the knowledge of Africa and African affairs. The projects has been developed in cooperation with the information company Gazette, and wit
h financial support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Ethnologue is a catalog of the world's languages including
information on alternate names, number of speakers, location,
dialects, linguistic affiliation, and other sociolinguistic and
demographic information. This database represents the 12th edition
of the Ethnologue, published in 1992.