There are more than 6,000 languages spoken throughout the world. The U.N. estimates that half of those languages could disappear by the end of the century if nothing is done to save them.
What does the world lose when a language dies?
Key Facts In This Video
English, Mandarin, and other widespread languages are dominating as people learn them in order to assimilate into the global culture. 02:30
Technology has also opened up new ways to preserve languages. 03:23
A language survives if you have the choice to learn it. 05:29
Rare audio of indigenous languages saved by invention 100 years later
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