Explore the World's Languages

Terraling is a collection of searchable linguistic databases that allows users to discover which properties (morphological, syntactic, and semantic) characterize a language, as well as how these properties relate across languages. This system is designed to be free to the public and open-ended. Anyone can use the database to perform queries.

Linguistic researchers can put up their own data using the open-ended framework we provide. Visit the list of public groups to begin searching. Sign up for an account to get access more groups and search features.

Terraling is the next generation of the Linguistic Explorer project. The linguistic leads have been Chris Collins, Hilda Koopman and Richard Kayne. The principal developers of the original site were Sangeeta Vishwanath, Hiral Rajani, and Jillian Kozyra. The principal developers of this site have been Ross Kaffenberger, Alex Lobascio (Bosh), Marco Liberati, Oleg Grishin and Lingliang Zhang. The system architect is Dennis Shasha.