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Cultures around the world at risk of losing their languages

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Cultures around the world at risk of losing their languages

Linguists predict that over half of the almost 7,000 languages currently spoken will disappear by the end of the century. Look at maps of endangered languages around the world, and watch a video of the last speaker of Berbice Dutch.

Posted: March 3, 2010 16:58   Comments: 8
Greenland’s people take pride in traditional language

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Greenland’s people take pride in traditional language

In recent months, Greenland has taken steps towards self-rule. Cultural identity is also highly important to Greenlanders, and Jason George of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting writes that the traditional Greenlandic language has become a symbol for national pride.

Posted: July 31, 2009 10:59   Comments: 1
Hungarian students stick to native language

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Hungarian students stick to native language

By 1990, it was no longer compulsory to learn Russian in Hungary. Students celebrated, no longer forced to learn the "language of oppression." But fast-forward to 2009, and Hungary is facing a foreign language gap, writes a Worldfocus contributing blogger.

Posted: June 2, 2009 12:48   Comments: 3

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