Saving endangered languages


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There are around 7000 languages in the world. But about half of them are endangered or nearly extinct. Some languages are spoken only by a handful of people. Like Ongota in Ethopia or Lemerig on Vanuatu. Losing a language also means losing cultural heritage. Find out on Big Ideas, how languages can be revitalised and why historically, there has been a focus on the decline rather than the future of minoritised languages.

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