Losing languages

UNESCO estimates that about 6,000 languages are spoken in the world today - about 96 percent of them are spoken by only 3 percent of the world’s population. The U.N. agency predicts the disappearance of half of today’s languages by the end of the century.

Alliance for Linguistic Diversity, UNESCO | Gene Thorp and Kevin Schaul / The Washington Post November 29, 2014
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