Not to be confused with language isolate.
Examples of language islands:
- Swabian Turkey
- Upper Harz
- Chipilo & Chipilo Venetian dialect
- Peter Auer, Frans Hinskens, Paul Kerswill. Dialect change: convergence and divergence in European languages. str. 221. "The term 'Sprachinsel' was used for the first time in 1847 to designate a Slavonic community surrounded by a German-speaking population close to Konigsberg, East Prussia cf. Mattheier 1996. 812"