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The table below shows native/local names for languages in their own scripts, or autoglottonyms. You can click on the language names that are links to hear how they are pronounced, and on the English names of the languages to find out more about them.

English name Native name
Abaza абаза бызшва (abaza bəzš˚a)
Abenaki Alnôba
Abkhaz аҧсуа бызшәа (aṗsua byzš˚a)
Adyghe адыгэбзэ (adəgăbză)
Afar ʿAfár af
Afrikaans Afrikaans
Ainu アイヌ イタク/Aynu itak
Akan akan
Albanian shqip / gjuha shqipe
Aleut Unangam tunuu
Amharic ኣማርኛ (amarəñña)
Apache Ndéé
Arabic (al arabiya) العربية
Aragonese Fabla / l'Aragonés
Aramaic (Ancient) (lišānā 'aramā'ā) לשנא ארמיא
Aramaic (Syriac) (lešānā surjājā) ܠܫܢܐ ܤܘܪܝܝܐ
Aramaic (Neo-) (ātûrāyâ) ܐܬܘܪܝܐ (sûret) ܣܘܪܬ
Aranese Aranés
Arapaho Hinono'eitiit
Argobba ዓርጎባ (Äynū) / አዓርጎባ ኣፍ
Armenian Հայերէն (Hayeren)
Հայերեն լեզու (Hayeren lezou)
Aromanian (Vlach) Armãneashti / Armãneashce / Rrãmãneasht
Arrernte Arrernte angkentye
Assamese অসমীয়া (asamīẏa)
Asturian Asturianu
Avar магIарул мацI (ma'arul mats) авар мацӀ (avar maċ)
Awngi አውጚ
Aymara aymar aru
Azerbaijani Azərbaycan dili / Азәрбајҹан дили / آذربايجانجا ديلي
Balinese Basa Bali
Balkar (Karachay-Balkar) малкъар/балкъар (malqar/balqar)
къарачай-малкъар тил (karačay-malqar til)
Baluchi بلوچی
Bambara Bamanankan
Bashkir башҡорт теле (bašḵort tele)
Bassa ɓasaá
Basque euskara
Beja Badāwīyä / بداوية
Belarusian Беларуская мова (Bielaruskaja mova)
Bemba iciBemba / ciBemba / ichiBemba / chiBemba
Bengali বাংলা (baɛṅlā)
Berber Tamazight
Bhojpuri भोजपुरी (bʰojpurī)
Blin ብሊን (bi.li.nə)
Blackfoot ᑯᖾᖹ /  ᖿᐟᖻᐟ /  ᓱᖽᐧᖿ (Pikuni / Kainai / Siksika)
Bosnian bosanski / босански / بۉسانسقى
Breton ar brezhoneg / brezhoneg
Buginese ᨅᨔ ᨕᨘᨁᨗ (basa ugi)
Buhid ᝊᝓᝑᝒᝇ (buhid)
Bulgarian български (bãlgarski) български език (bãlgarski ezik)
Burmese ဗမာစကား (bama saka)
Buryat буряад хэлэн (burǎad hêlên)
Carrier ᑐᑊᘁᗕᑋᗸ (Dulkw’ahke)
Catalan català
Cayuga Goyogo̱hó:nǫ’
Cebuano Sinugboanon / Sugboanon
Chagatai جغتای
Chaha ቸሃ
Chamorro chamoru
Chechen Нохчийн мотт (Noxchiin mott)
Cherokee ᏣᎳᎩ (tsalagi)
Cheyenne Tsėhesenėstsestotse / Tsisinstsistots
Chichewa Chicheŵa
Chickasaw Chikasha
Chinese 中文 (zhōngwén)
Chinese
(Cantonese)
廣東話 [广东话] (gwóngdōngwá) 粵語 [粤语] (yuetyuh)
Chinese
(Dungan)
хуэйзў йүян / 东干语 (dōnggānyǔ)
Chinese
(Gan)
赣语 (gànyŭ) / 江西话 (jiāngxī huà)
Chinese
(Hakka)
客家話 [客家话] (hak7ga1fa5 / hak7ga1wa3)
客話 [客话] (hak7fa5 / hak7wa3)
土廣東話 [土广东话] (tu3gong3dung1wa3)
𠊎話 [𠊎话] (ngai2wa3)
Chinese
(Mandarin)
普通話 [普通话] (pŭtōnghùa) 國語 [国语] (gúoyŭ) 華語 [华语] (húayŭ)
Chinese
(Shanghainese)
上海闲话 (Zanhe-ëwo)
Chinese
(Taiwanese)
台語 (dai5-ngi2) 台灣話 (dai5-uan5-ue7)
Chinese
(Teochew)
潮州話 (Diojiu Ue)
Chinese
(Xiang)
湘语 (xiāngyŭ) / 湖南话 (húnánhuà)
Chipewyan Dëne Sųłiné / ᑌᓀᓲᒢᕄᓀ
Choctaw Chahta Anumpa
Comanche numu tekwapu
Cornish Kernewek / Kernowek / Kernuak / Curnoack
Corsican corsu
Cree ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐍᐏᐣ (Nēhiyawēwin) ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐤ (Nēhiyaw)
Creek Maskoki / Mvskokē empunakv
Croatian Hrvatski
Czech čeština / český jazyk
Dakota Dakȟótiyapi - Yankton Dakota
Dakhótiyapi - Santee Dakota
Dangme adangbɛ
Danish dansk
Dargwa дарган мез (dargan mez)
Dari درى
Dinka Thuɔŋjäŋ
Dungan хуэйзў йүян (xuejzu jyjan) лохуэй (lohuêĭ)
Dutch Nederlands
Dzongkha /
Bhutanese
རྫོང་ཁ (dzongkha)
Erzya эрзянь кель (erzjaņ keļ)
Estonian eesti keel
Esperanto Esperanto
Ewe Eʋegbe
Eyak I·ya·q
Faroese Føroyskt
Fijian Vakaviti
Finnish suomi / suomen kieli
Flemish Vlaams
Fon fɔngbè
French français
Frisian (North) Noordfreesk (Wiedingharde) Nordfrasch (Mooring/Böökingharde) Nordfriisk (Sylt) Nuurdfresk (Föhr) Nuurdfriisk (Helgoland)
Frisian (West) Frysk
Friulan furlan / marilenghe
Fula fulfulde
Ga
Galician Galego
Ganda LùGáànda
Ge'ez ግዕዝ (gəʿəz)
Genoese zeneize / zeneisei
Georgian ქართული (kʻartʻuli) ქართული ენა (kʻartʻuli ena)
German Deutsch
Godoberi ГъибдилӀи мицци
Gooniyandi Guniandi
Greek ελληνικά (ellēniká)
Greenlandic Kalaallisut / Kalaallit oqaasii
Guernsey Norman Dgèrnésiais
Guarani Avañe'ẽ
Gujarati ગુજરાતી (gujarātī)
Gwich'in Gwich'in
Haida Xaat Kíl
Haitian Creole Kreyòl ayisyen
Hän Häł gołan
Harari ሃራሪ
Hausa (ḥawsa) حَوْسَ
Hawaiian ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi
Hebrew (ivrit) עברית / עִבְרִית
Herero Otjiherero
Hindi हिन्दी (hindī)
Hungarian magyar / magyar nyelv
Icelandic Íslenska
Igbo igbo
Ilocano ilokano
Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia
Ingush гӀалгӀай мотт / ġalġay mott
Inuktitut ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ (inuktitut)
Iñupiaq Inupiatun
Irish (Gaelic) Gaeilge (na hÉireann) / An Ghaeilge
Italian italiano
Japanese 日本語 (nihongo)
Javanese basa Jawa
Jersey Norman Jèrriais
Kabardian къэбэрдеибзэ (ḳêbêrdeibzê)
Kabyle Taqbaylit / ثاقبايليث
Kaingang kanhgág
Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ (kannaḍa)
Kanuri kanuri
Kapampangan Kapampangan
Karakalpak қарақалпақ тили (ḳaraḳalpaḳ tili)
Karelian Karjalan kieli
Kashmiri कॉशुर / كٲشُر
Kashubian kaszëbsczi jãzëk
Kazakh Қазақ тілі / Qazaq tili / قازاق ٴتىلى
Khakas Хакас тілі / Khakas tîlî
Khmer ភាសាខ្មែរ (bhāsā khmɛ̄r)
Khoekhoe Khoekhoegowab / Nama
Kikuyu Gĩkũyũ
Kinyarwanda Ikinyarwanda
Kiribati taetae ni Kiribati
Kirundi íkiRǔndi
Komi коми кыв (komi kyv)
Kongo kikongo
Konkani कोंकणी (kōṅkaṇī) ಕೊಂಕಣಿ (koṅkaṇi)
Korean 한국어 [韓國語] (han-guk-eo)
Kumyk Къумукъ тил (Qumuq til)
Kurdish Kurdí / کوردی / к’öрди
Kven Kainun kieli
Kwanyama kuanyama
Kyrgyz قىرعىز (kyrgyz) قىرعىز تىلى (kyrgyz tili)
Ladin Ladin
Ladino (djudeo-espanyol) ג'ודיאו‮–‬איספאניי
Lahnda ਲਹਿੰਦੀ (lhĩdī)
Lakota Lakȟótiyapi
Lao ພາສາລາວ (pháasaa láo)
Latin Lingua Latina
Latvian latviešu valoda
Laz ლაზური ნენა / Lazuri nena
Lezgian лезги чӀал (lezgi čʼal)
Limburgish Lèmburgs
Lingala lingála
Lithuanian lietuvių kalba
Livonian Līvõ kēļ
Lombard Lombard / Lumbaart
Low German/Low Saxon Plattdüütsch / Nedderdüütsch / Neddersassisch
Luo Dholuo
Luxembourgish Lëtzebuergesch
Maasai/Maa ɔl Maa
Macedonian македонски (Makedonski) македонски јазик (makedonski jazik)
Maldivian ދިވެހި (dhivehi)
Maithili मैथिली (mɛtʰilī)
Malagasy Fiteny Malagasy
Malay Bahasa melayu
Malayalam മലയാളം (malayāḷam)
Maltese Malti
Mandinka Mandingo / لغة مندنكا
Manipuri মৈইতৈইলোন
Mansi Маньси (Man'si)
Manx Gaelg/Gailck (Vanninagh) / Yn Ghaelg / Y Ghailck
Māori te Reo Māori
Marathi मराठी (marāṭhī)
Mari/Cheremis марий йылме (marij jəlme)
Marshallese Kajin M̧ajeļ / Kajin Majōl
Menominee Mamaceqtaw
Mirandese lhéngua mirandesa
Mohawk Kanien'keha
Moksha мокшень кяль (mokšeņ kjaļ)
Moldovan лимба молдовеняскэ (limba moldovenească)
Mongolian монгол (mongol) монгол хэл (mongol hêl)
Montagnais Innu-Aimun
Nahuatl nāhuatl / nawatlahtolli
Naskapi ᓇᔅᑲᐱ (naskapi) / Innu Aimun
Nauru Ekakairũ Naoero
Navajo Diné Bizaad / Dinék'ehjí
Occitan Occitan
Oshiwambo OshiWambo
Nepali नेपाली (nēpālī)
Newari नेपाल भाषा (nepāl bʰāṣā)
Niuean ko e vagahau Niuē / faka-Niue
Nogai ногай тили (nogay tili)
Noongar Nyungaa-wangka
Northern Sotho Sesotho sa Leboa
Norwegian Norsk
Nyamwezi kinyamwezi
Nyoro runyoro
Ojibwe ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯᒧᐏᐣ (Anishinaabemowin) / ᐅᒋᐺᒧᐎᓐ (Ojibwemowin)
O'odham O'odham ñiok
Oriya ଓଡ଼ିଆ (ōṛiyā)
Oromo Afaan Oromo
Ossetian ирон ӕвзаг (iron ævzag)
Palauan tekoi ra Belau
Pali पालि (pāli)
Papiamento Papiamentu
Pashto (paṧto) پښتو
Persian (fārsī) فارسى
Piedmontese Piemonteis
Polish polski / język polski / polszczyzna
Portuguese português
Punjabi ਪੰਜਾਬੀ / ﺏﺎﺠﻨﭘ (panjābi)
Quechua Qhichwa
Raga Raga
Rapanui rapanui / pepito ote henua
Rarotongan Māori Kūki 'Āirani / reo ipukarea
Romanian limba română / român
Romansh rumantsch
Romani रोमानो (romānī)
Rotuman Faeag Rotuma
Russian Русский язык (Russkij jazyk)
Ruthenian Rusyn / Русин
Sámi (Inari) anarâškielâ
Sámi (Kildin) Кӣллт са̄мь кӣлл
Sámi (Lule) julevsámegiella
Sámi (North) davvisámegiella / sámegiellaa
Sámi (Pite) bidumsámegiella
Sámi (Skolt) Sääˊmǩiõll / Nuõrttsää’m
Sámi (South) Åarjelsaemien gïele
Sámi (Ter) Са̄мь кӣлл / saa'mekiill
Sámi (Ume) Ubmejensámien giella
Santali संथाली (sãtʰālī)
Samoan Gagana Samoa
Sango Yângâ tî Sängö
Sanskrit संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam) संस्कृता भाषा (saṃskṛtā bhāṣā)
Sardinian Limba Sarda / sardu
Sark Norman Sèrtchais / Serquiaise
Scots Scoats leid / Lallans
Scottish Gaelic Gàidhlig (na h-Alba) / a' Ghàidhlig
Selkup шӧльӄумыт әты (šöļǩumyt ǝty)
Serbian српски (srpski) српски језик (srpski jezik)
Shavante aʼuwẽ mreme
Shawnee Sawanwa
Shona chiShona
Shor Шор тили (Šor tili)
Sicilian sicilianu
Sidamo Sidámo 'Afó
Silesian ślůnsko godka / ślůnski
Sindhi (sindhī) سنڌي
Sinhala සිංහල (sĩhala)
Silt'e ስልጥኘ
Slovak slovenčina
Slovenian slovenščina
Somali af Soomaali
Soninke soninkanxaane
Sorbian (Lower) dolnoserbski
Sorbian (Upper) hornjoserbsce
Southern Sotho seSotho
South Slavey ᑌᓀ ᒐ (dene tha)
Spanish español / castellano
Sundanese Basa Sunda
Svan ლუშნუ ნინ (lušnu nin)
Swabish Schwäbisch
Swahili Kiswahili
Swati siSwati
Swedish Svenska
Swiss German Schwyzerdütsch
Syriac (Lishana Suryaya) ܠܫܵܢܵܐ ܣܘܪܝܝܐ
Tabassaran табасаран чIал (tabasaran čʼal)
Tagalog Tagalog
Tahitian te reo tahiti / te reo Māʼohi
Tai Nüa ᥖᥭᥰᥖᥬᥳᥑᥨᥒᥰ
Tajik тоҷики / toçikī / تاجيكي
Tamil தமிழ் (tamiḻ)
Tatar татарча / tatar tele / تاتارچا (tatarça)
Telugu తెలుగు (telugu)
Tetum Tetun, Lia-Tetun
Thai ภาษาไทย (paasaa-tai)
Tibetan བོད་སྐད་ (pö-gay)
Tigre ትግረ (tigre) / ትግሬ (tigrē) / ኻሳ (Xasa)
Tigrinya ትግርኛ (təgərəña)
Tlingit Lingít
Tok Pisin Tok Pisin
Tonga chiTonga
Tongan Faka-Tonga / lea fakatonga
Tsez цез мец (cez mec)
Tsonga xiTsonga
Tswana Setswana
Tumbuka chiTumbuka
Turkish Türkçe
Turkmen түркmенче (türkmençe) түркмен дили (türkmen dili)
Tuscarora Sgarooreh’ / Skarù∙rę’
Tuvaluan Te 'gana Tūvalu
Tuvan Тыва дыл / Tyva dyl
Twi twi
Udmurt удмурт кыл (udmurt kyl)
Ukrainian Українська (Ukrajins'ka)
Urdu (urdū) اردو
Uyghur Уйғур /ئۇيغۇر (ujġgur / uyghur)
Uzbek أۇزبېك ﺗﻴﻠی o'zbek tili ўзбек тили (o‘zbek tili)
Venda tshiVenḓa
Venetian vèneto
Veps vepsän kel’
Vietnamese tiếng việt (㗂越)
Võro võro kiilʼ
Votic Vadjaa tšeeli
Walloon walon
Waray-Waray Wáray-Wáray / Winaray / Lineyte-Samarnon
Welsh Cymraeg / Y Gymraeg
Wiradjuri Wirraayjuurray / Wirraaydhuurray
Wolof Wollof
Xamtanga ኃምታጛ
Xhosa isiXhosa
Yi ꆇꉙ
Yiddish (Yidish) ײִדיש
Yindjibarndi Indjibandi
Yolngu Yolŋu matha
Yoruba Yorùbá
Yupik Yup'ik/Юпик
Ungazighmiistun (Central Siberian Yupik)
Yup'igtun (Central Alaskan Yupik)
Zhuang Vaƅcueŋƅ / Vahcuengh
Zulu isiZulu
Zuñi Shiwi'ma

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