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List of 1000 most common words across all languages

There is no such list, but you could build one. You can find (multiple) frequency lists for many languages, and you could come up with a way to decide which frequency list to use (there are very many ...
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List of 1000 most common words across all languages

I think you are looking for the "Swadesh list", a list of the 100 most common concepts across languages. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swadesh_list
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Advances in Glottochronology

(This was going to be a comment but it got too long. I hope it is useful nonetheless.) I can speak for Austroasiatic linguistics (a fairly large family with a small core of researchers actively ...
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sentence version of Swadesh list

No. Let me try to explain why: The Swadesh list is mainly designed as a tool to study the genetic relationship between languages. Therefore it tries to identify some basic words that are most likely ...
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Advances in Glottochronology

One of the core assumptions of lexicostatistics, the constant word replacement rate, was questioned be Daniel Nettle (1999) who suggests different rates of language evolution depending on the size of ...
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Database of Swadesh lists

Since it was not linked in the other answer, IELex database Edit: SIL.org also shares many Swadesh lists, some pdfs, xmls panlex.org Edit 2: 171 languages in gdoc online at kurdishdna....
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Swadesh list for proto indo-european and coefficient of relatedness

This is becoming too long for a comment ... For pointers towards Swadesh lists see this question and its answers Database of Swadesh lists — unfortunately I don't see a list for Proto-Indogermanic or ...
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Database of Swadesh lists

The CLARIN Virtual Language Observatory (VLO) has indexed a lot of Swadesh lists. Just enter "Swadesh list" in the search slit (or use this bookmarked query) to get (at the moment of the writing) 1339 ...
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