Map of 57 Japonic Languages (IMAGE) Wiley Caption This is a map of 57 Japonic languages. The Japanese Islands comprise 6,852 islands of which 258 are inhabited. Scale bar: 1000 km. Credit <i>Journal of Evolutionary Biology</i> Usage Restrictions Credit, <i>Journal of Evolutionary Biology</i> License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.