This section of YourDictionary.com will highlight world-wide efforts to slow the loss of endangered languages on planet Earth. We will begin with the basic question: what are endangered languages? We will provide some facts and figures. We offer two examples of unusual Khoisan languages with clicks in their sound system that are no more, vanished from the earth forever. Finally, we will provide you with a list of the various foundations around the world that are trying to stem the tide of language loss and offer you an opportunity to help. Keep in touch with this page; we will be constantly updating our own efforts and those of others with news and information on the status of Earth's 6800 known languages.
ELI ContentsWhat is an Endangered Language?
How Many Indigenous Languages Survive in America?
The World's Living Languages by Country
Ku|khaasi and !ora
750 Extinct and Endangered Languages
From Threatened Languages to Threatened Lives
The Endangered Language Foundations Around the World
The Impassioned Fight to Save Dying Languages (LA Times)
Is the Language of Christ Dying?
Contribute to the Endangered Language Fund