Endangered Languages


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Imagine your grandchildren not speaking your language. What if you couldn't tell them the stories your grandparents had told you? Languages and the information encoded in them are being lost at an alarming rate. Some say that as many as 50 to 90 percent of the world's languages will be extinct by the end of this century.

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What is an endangered language? (Linguistic Society of America)

Enduring Voices (National Geographic Society)

Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger (UNESCO)

Your Language Footprint (Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project)

Endangered Languages

We preserve more than words. Around the world, indigenous communities are working to preserve and revitalize their languages with Rosetta Stone.

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