The statistics are frightening.
Language is dying out and this infographic proves it.
In less than 100 years at least 50% of the word’s languages will have disappeared and some linguists estimate that almost 90% of the world’s languages will have died out by then.
Right now there are 100 languages spoken by less than 10 people and 576 languages on the “endangered” list.
It is vitally important something be done.
If we were talking about endangered animals or forests then there would be protests and petitions and letters to the politicians and papers. But while language is no less important, very few people are doing anything about dying languages.
So please let’s begin by sharing this infographic and starting to raise awareness about what is happening.
The Death of Language
Why We Must Save Dying Languages – original article by the BBC