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20 December 2012 at 2:39am | IP Logged 
With all of the publicity surrounding supposed Mayan doomsday predictions, here is an interesting article about an indigenous language on the brink of extinction.

"He argues that indigenous tongues are often lost in Mexico, because discrimination pressures speakers in some parts of the country, to hide their indigenous roots. This means that parents conceal their traditions, and do not pass them on to the next generation."

Mexico's most endangered language
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20 December 2012 at 11:33am | IP Logged 
In this article of the
wikipedia, it is said that 90% of the current 7000 languages in
the world will go towards extinction by 2050. We can still take measures to preserve the
remaining languages, I can't imagine of a world with less than 1,000 languages, with such
a loss of cultural and ethnic information in just 40 years.

Edited by hughes007 on 20 December 2012 at 11:34am

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