Losing Languages

It’s estimated that between one and four languages are lost every year, the result of the only remaining speakers dying off.

Linguists estimate that there are 6,809 “living” languages in the world today, but 90 per cent of them are spoken by fewer than 100,000 people, and some languages are even rarer

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Mohamed Marwen Meddah is a web development director, amateur photographer and web enthusiast from Tunisia, currently living in Canada.

4 thoughts on “Losing Languages”

  1. This is terrible. I’ve always been fascinated by languages, they’re like doors open to whole different perspectives of human civilizations.
    By time, languages are being ranked, and few are the “survivors” that made it to the top of the “official” or “most frequently used” language list.
    A language can be preserved -in my opinion- by its own people in the first place. They should never stop using it, and the second step would be efforts to teach it abroad.

    I think this is a very interesting topic to be discussed.

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