Postpositions in World Languages


Blue dots represent languages using ‘postpositions’ and Red dots mark languages with Prepositions. While Yellow ones are with inpositions. Grey ones follow no particular order and Whites one mark languages without adpositions.

  • If you speak Basque or Finnish or Hungarian or Turkish in Europe, Hindi-Urdu postpositions will come naturally to you.
  • If you speak Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, Sinhala, Nepali, Bengali, Pashto, Armenian, Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi, Malayalam, Kannada  & Tibetan in Asia, then Hindi-Urdu postpositions are easier for you 
  • In Africa & south America, there are many smaller languages which use postpositions. 




Source : WALS Online



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