Sample Puzzles

Sample puzzle sets and previous AILO puzzles can be found below. The International Linguistics Olympiad website has links to the International Olympiad Papers and Samples. Among the fascinating examples are ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, the Quechua Incan language, and the early Aztec language, Nahuatl.

Solutions to Brochure Sample Puzzles

Sample Training Sets for AILO 2017

Sample Training Sets for AILO 2016

Try more out for yourself

 2016 Papers

Round 1

I found and I was happy

Read and write Nepali

Adam Peterson’s grandmother

Trilingual characters

The house can’t eat you

Round 2

Tangled up in nots

The curious case of Estonian

Signs from above

Snakes alive

Best to deny it in Warlpiri

 2015 Papers


2014 Papers

2013 Papers

Puzzles from the 2015 AILO Brochure