Endangered languages at high risk

17 December 2021

A world-first study warns 1,500 endangered languages could be lost by the end of this century.             

The study, from The Australian National University (ANU) and The University of Queensland, identified a range of factors that put endangered languages at high risk.

Co-author Professor Felicity Meakins from UQ’s School of Languages and Cultures said the diversity of the world’s languages was truly breathtaking, but is under great threat.

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