every 14 days a language dies

Did you know that:

Every 14 days a language dies. By 2100, more than half of the more than 7,000 languages spoken on Earth—many not yet recorded—may disappear.

According to Ethnologue, 473 languages currently are close to extinction. In Americas alone, 182 are endangered.

Rosetta Project aims to create a global library of human languages. Its Rosetta Disk contains 14,000 pages (each page an image) etched onto its surface – to be read using 500x microscope.

According to one research, when two languages compete, only one survives while the other declines exponentially. Policies, education and advertising can slow this process.

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