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Books written in uncommon languages

Description: Books written in languages with relatively few speakers and/or in languages rarely translated into English. Please state the original language in the Explanations box.

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1
854 members, 30 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: starbox (1), aulsmith (1), Dilara86 (42)

Score: 9.57

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Dilara86 (42): Finnish

2
1,696 members, 43 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: starbox (2), Dilara86 (4)

Score: 6.19

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Dilara86 (4): Serbo-Croatian

3
492 members, 25 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (11), bluepiano (11)

Score: 4.39

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bluepiano (11): Albanian

4
658 members, 15 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (10), spiphany

Score: 4.25

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Dilara86 (10): Kikuyu/Gĩkũyũ

5
382 members, 11 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (14), spiphany

Score: 4.07

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spiphany (5): Vietnamese

6
234 members, 4 reviews
3.45 stars (3.45 stars)

Lists: inge87 (1)

Score: 4

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inge87 (1): Hungarian

7
165 members, 3 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (1)

Score: 4

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bluepiano (1): Georgian

8
124 members, 2 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (1)

Score: 4

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Dilara86 (1): Original language: Breton. Translated into French by the author. The English translation might be based on the French version.

9
55 members, 2 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (39), spiphany

Score: 3.6

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spiphany (4): Faroese

10
443 members, 10 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (2)

Score: 3.36

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bluepiano (2): Basque

11
193 members, 12 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (2)

Score: 3.36

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Dilara86 (2): Original language: Estonian. Translated into French. No English translation as far as I know. ETA: Translated into English in 2015 :-)

12
80 members, 7 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: inge87 (2)

Score: 3.36

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inge87 (2): Catalan

13
380 members, 12 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: inge87 (3)

Score: 3.04

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inge87 (3): Dutch

14
295 members, 5 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (3)

Score: 3.04

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Dilara86 (3): Irish

15
39 members, 1 review
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (3)

Score: 3.04

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bluepiano (3): Icelandic

16
18 members, 1 review
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (4)

Score: 2.83

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bluepiano (4): Montenegrin. A bit of a cheat, really, because like Croatian, Bosnian, Serbian, and so on it's basically the language that used to be called 'Yugoslavian'.

17
15 members, 0 reviews

Lists: bluepiano (5)

Score: 2.68

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bluepiano (5): Another slight cheat: The book is written in English, but it's a transcription of Pitseolak's spoken Inuktitut.

18
480 members, 5 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (6)

Score: 2.56

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Dilara86 (6): Yiddish

19
34 members, 1 review
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (6)

Score: 2.56

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bluepiano (6): Egyptian (hieratic)

20
804 members, 14 reviews
3.48 stars (3.48 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (7)

Score: 2.46

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bluepiano (7): Coptic

21
7,482 members, 88 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (8)

Score: 2.38

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bluepiano (8): Akkadian

22
5 members, 1 review
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (9)

Score: 2.31

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bluepiano (9): Afrikaans

24
71 members, 1 review
3.17 stars (3.17 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (10)

Score: 2.25

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bluepiano (10): Romanian

25
31 members, 1 review
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (12)

Score: 2.15

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bluepiano (12): Sanskrit

26
20 members, 0 reviews
2 stars (2 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (13)

Score: 2.11

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bluepiano (13): Catalan

27
1,108 members, 55 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: spiphany

Score: 2

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spiphany (18): Hebrew

28
444 members, 25 reviews
3.47 stars (3.47 stars)

Lists: spiphany

Score: 2

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spiphany (17): Hebrew

29
327 members, 8 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Lists: spiphany

Score: 2

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spiphany (27): Serbian

30
204 members, 4 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: spiphany

Score: 2

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spiphany (19): Yiddish

31
158 members, 9 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: spiphany

Score: 2

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spiphany (25): Icelandic

32
132 members, 8 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: spiphany

Score: 2

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spiphany (23): Serbian

33
72 members, 0 reviews
3.11 stars (3.11 stars)

Lists: spiphany

Score: 2

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spiphany (7): Estonian

34
68 members, 3 reviews
3.11 stars (3.11 stars)

Lists: spiphany

Score: 2

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spiphany (26): Estonian

35
47 members, 0 reviews

Lists: spiphany

Score: 2

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spiphany (31): Maybe a bit of a cheat, as no published version of this in the original exists. Translation of live performances in Zuni.

36
42 members, 0 reviews
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)

Lists: spiphany

Score: 2

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spiphany (8): Estonian

37
24 members, 0 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: spiphany

Score: 2

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spiphany (20): Slovenian

38
6 members, 0 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: spiphany

Score: 2

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spiphany (30): Albanian

39
3 members, 1 review

Lists: spiphany

Score: 2

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spiphany (29): Lithuanian

40
2 members, 0 reviews

Lists: spiphany

Score: 2

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spiphany (15): Oriya

41
2 members, 0 reviews

Lists: spiphany

Score: 2

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spiphany (10): Luo

42
645 members, 13 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (22)

Score: 1.85

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Dilara86 (22): Arabic

43
510 members, 14 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (23)

Score: 1.83

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Dilara86 (23): Swedish

44
1 member, 0 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (24)

Score: 1.81

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Dilara86 (24): Uzbek (translated into French - I don't know whether an English translation exists)

45
28 members, 1 review
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (25)

Score: 1.79

Explanations:

Dilara86 (25): Translated from Acoli into English by the author.

46
26 members, 3 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (26)

Score: 1.77

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Dilara86 (26): Portuguese

47
458 members, 13 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (27)

Score: 1.76

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Dilara86 (27): Albanian

48
159 members, 9 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (28)

Score: 1.74

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Dilara86 (28): Hungarian

49
146 members, 8 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (29)

Score: 1.72

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Dilara86 (29): Czech

50
61 members, 3 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (30)

Score: 1.71

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Dilara86 (30): Hindi

51
2 members, 0 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (31)

Score: 1.7

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Dilara86 (31): Hungarian

52
94 members, 3 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (32)

Score: 1.68

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Dilara86 (32): Serbo-Croatian

53
54 members, 7 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (33)

Score: 1.67

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Dilara86 (33): Polish

54
92 members, 4 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (34)

Score: 1.66

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Dilara86 (34): Urdu

55
2,105 members, 68 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (35)

Score: 1.65

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Dilara86 (35): Icelandic

56
41 members, 1 review
3.38 stars (3.38 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (36)

Score: 1.63

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Dilara86 (36): Persian

57
1,009 members, 59 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (37)

Score: 1.62

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Dilara86 (37): Hungarian

58
34 members, 1 review
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (38)

Score: 1.61

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Dilara86 (38): Icelandic

59
47 members, 5 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (40)

Score: 1.59

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Dilara86 (40): Catalan

60
0 members, 0 reviews

Lists: Dilara86 (41)

Score: 1.58

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0 members, 0 reviews

Lists: Dilara86 (43)

Score: 1.56

62
172 members, 11 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (44)

Score: 1.55

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Dilara86 (44): Kannada

63
2 members, 0 reviews

Lists: Dilara86 (45)

Score: 1.54

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Dilara86 (45): Originally written in Wolof, translated into French.

64
52 members, 6 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (46)

Score: 1.54

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Dilara86 (46): Original in Greenlandic, Danish version written by the author.

65
5 members, 0 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (5)

Thumbs down: Cynfelyn

Score: 0.68

Explanations:

Dilara86 (5): Original language: Persian. Translated into French and Italian. No English translation, as far as I know.

66
228 members, 3 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (7)

Thumbs down: Cynfelyn

Score: 0.46

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Cynfelyn (0): With 260m native speakers and 120m L2 speakers, Hindi is hardly an uncommon language!

Dilara86 (7): Hindi/Hindustani

67
4,671 members, 101 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (8)

Thumbs down: Cynfelyn

Score: 0.38

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Cynfelyn (0): Polish has 55 million native speakers. Hardly an uncommon language.

Dilara86 (8): Polish

68
329 members, 24 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (12)

Thumbs down: Cynfelyn

Score: 0.15

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Cynfelyn (0): Chinese has 1,200,000,000 native speakers. You have to add the number of native English speakers to the number of second language English speakers, PLUS those who speak English as a foreign language before you that sort of figure. By no stretch of the imagination can Chinese be called an uncommon language.… (more)

Dilara86 (12): Chinese

69
340 members, 5 reviews
3.49 stars (3.49 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (13)

Thumbs down: Cynfelyn

Score: 0.11

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Cynfelyn (0): Chinese, uncommon? No. Mandarin alone has more native speakers than the next two commonest languages, Spanish and English, combined.

Dilara86 (13): Chinese

70
132 members, 9 reviews
3.31 stars (3.31 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (15)

Thumbs down: Cynfelyn

Score: 0.03

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Cynfelyn (0): Arabic has 292m native speakers. That's not uncommon.

Dilara86 (15): Arabic

71
1,266 members, 16 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Score: 0

72
1,165 members, 37 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (16)

Thumbs down: Cynfelyn

Score: 0

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Dilara86 (16): Arabic

73
767 members, 10 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: spiphany

Thumbs down: Cynfelyn

Score: 0

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spiphany (6): Vietnamese

74
286 members, 3 reviews
2.88 stars (2.88 stars)

Lists: spiphany

Thumbs down: Cynfelyn

Score: 0

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spiphany (1): Bengali

75
167 members, 12 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: spiphany

Thumbs down: Cynfelyn

Score: 0

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spiphany (22): Czech

76
104 members, 4 reviews
3.45 stars (3.45 stars)

Lists: spiphany

Thumbs down: Cynfelyn

Score: 0

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spiphany (28): Bulgarian

77
48 members, 0 reviews
4.83 stars (4.83 stars)

Lists: spiphany

Thumbs down: Cynfelyn

Score: 0

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spiphany (24): Romanian

78
38 members, 2 reviews
3.17 stars (3.17 stars)

Lists: spiphany

Thumbs down: Cynfelyn

Score: 0

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spiphany (11): Korean

79
37 members, 0 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: spiphany

Thumbs down: Cynfelyn

Score: 0

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spiphany (21): Ukrainian

80
36 members, 0 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: spiphany

Thumbs down: Cynfelyn

Score: 0

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spiphany (14): Bengali

81
34 members, 0 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: spiphany

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Score: 0

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spiphany (16): Marathi

82
21 members, 1 review
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: spiphany

Thumbs down: Cynfelyn

Score: 0

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spiphany (12): Korean

83
9 members, 1 review
3 stars (3 stars)

Lists: spiphany

Thumbs down: Cynfelyn

Score: 0

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spiphany (13): Sinhala

84
7 members, 0 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: spiphany

Thumbs down: Cynfelyn

Score: 0

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spiphany (2): Bulgarian

85
4 members, 0 reviews

Lists: spiphany

Thumbs down: Cynfelyn

Score: 0

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spiphany (3): Bulgarian. Available in German translation

86
0 members, 0 reviews

Score: 0

87
28 members, 1 review
3.33 stars (3.33 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (17)

Thumbs down: Cynfelyn

Score: < 0

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Dilara86 (17): Arabic

88
2,148 members, 47 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (18)

Thumbs down: Cynfelyn

Score: < 0

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Dilara86 (18): Arabic

89
1,106 members, 14 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (19)

Thumbs down: Cynfelyn

Score: < 0

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Dilara86 (19): Arabic

90
1,070 members, 27 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (20)

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Score: < 0

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Dilara86 (20): Arabic

91
935 members, 8 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (21)

Thumbs down: Cynfelyn

Score: < 0

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Dilara86 (21): Arabic

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