Google attempts to preserve endangered languages

 Google attempts to preserve endangered languages

According to Google, more than 3,000 languages are on the brink of extinction.  By 2100, only 50% of the languages spoken today will remain.  So instead of letting those 3,000 languages die out, Google is attempting to save it.

 Google attempts to preserve endangered languages

According to Google, more than 3,000 languages are on the brink of extinction.  By 2100, only 50% of the languages spoken today will remain.  So instead of letting those 3,000 languages die out, Google is attempting to save it. 

Google launched the Endangered Languages Project yesterday with support from the Alliance for Linguistic Diversity.  Through the collaborations of scholars, activists, and natives worldwide, Google is hoping that human efforts will help retain languages such as the Koro and Arogonese for future generations.

The Navajo languages, spoken by various Native American tribes, are reported to only be spoken by 120,000 people in the U.S.  A number that’s even closer to extinction is the Aragonese language, which is spoken by only about 10,000 people near the French border of Spain. 

 Google attempts to preserve endangered languages

According to a map set up by Google, nearly every continent has languages that are at risk, endangered, severely endangered, or lost forever.  Google is calling upon any interested parties, organizations, and individuals that would like to contribute to the project to visit Google.org for more information.

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