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In this article, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), examines the prevalence of disappearing languages and what can be done to preserve them.  The article provides some eye-opening, relevant statistics, including the following:

  • Among the 6,000 languages existing in the world, 2,500 of them are about to disappear or have already stopped their existence.
  • Approximately 3,000 languages inevitably lose their carriers every year.
  • By the end of the 21st century, dominating languages will supersede 90% of all the existing ones.

To learn more about how the world’s many languages are dying out, and what can be done to stop this from happening, please click here to read the full article.

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Source: http://www.examiner.com/x-2627-DC-International-Travel-Examiner~y2009m6d16-Worlds-many-languages-are-dying-out-can-we-stop-it