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9 hours ago, MikeyRo said:

MEPS absolute language count: 1380. Four new languages added since October: YSL—Egyptian Sign Language, TMM—Portuguese (Mozambique), TME—Tamang (Eastern), TMW—Tamang (Western).

The count of 1,380 includes different scripts of the same language. Lots of languages have multiple scripts, for instance, a single language might use Roman and Syllabic scripts (e.g. Inuktitut), or Roman and Cyrillic scripts (e.g. Serbian), or Traditional and Simplified (Chinese Mandarin). This would all count as separate languages, even though they are the same other than the script itself.

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22 hours ago, humblebumblebee said:

searched for it but nothing came up, but it is ok

It's in the c:\Program Files\WindowsApps\WatchtowerBibleandTractSo.45909CDBADF3C_12.3.106.0_x64__5rz59y55nfz3e\Data\ folder. It doesn't show up in Search unless you tick the Search in hidden/system folders option.


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50 minutes ago, jwhess said:

I thought we quit counting various scripts as separate languages (Cyrillic and Latin but same baser language).  It shows 1030 languages.

It has to be another language then, not just another script, as it does say we are at 1,030 languages now...





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9 hours ago, jwhess said:

1036 which is an update of two languages

Which are: makhuwa-marrevone and


Both spoken in Mozambique


Interestingly, although not included in the count, but included in the list:

New script: Punjabi (Roman)

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Punjabi language

Punjabi  is a spoken by the Punjabi people and native to the Punjab region of Pakistan and India.

It has approximately 113 million native speakers

The language is spoken among a significant overseas diaspora, particularly in Canada, the United States and the UK.






What a bonus to have the Punjabi language in Roman script. There are Punjabi speaking people in SEA *. Learning the language in its original script would prove a challenge for most Witnesses here. 



Namaste  is a hindu customary, non-contact form of respectfully greeting and honoring the opposite person or group, used at any time of day. Today, it is found on the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia * and among the Indian diaspora worldwide. Namaste is usually spoken with a slight bow and hands pressed together, palms touching and fingers pointing upwards, thumbs close to the chest.





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On 9/25/2021 at 7:23 AM, jwhess said:

Our language translation total has just gone up to 1037...We are making good progress,

Nobody cannot top Jehovah while he is backing this site. It is mostly translated and mostly visited religious web site there is.

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