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10 Years to Lift Up Languages
UNESCO declares 2022-2032 the Decade of Indigenous Languages
Language is ancient tech
Long before machine learning, we developed language
Tamazight in 10 Countries
A North African language family spoken by millions
The Heartbeat of Potawatomi Nation
Language binds together the People of the Place and the Fire
Step into the Māori World
Language connects land and people, past and present
Maya of the Modern Day
A language passed from Ancient Mayans to Mexicans today
Sanskrit's Age-Old Importance
Dr. Baldevananda Sager on learning the ancient language
What price do we pay if it's lost?
Dialects and diversity are disappearing
One of Mexico's 68 indigenous language-speaking communities
Get to know 17 endangered languages and their speakers
Does Ancient Greek Live On?
Greek has been spoken in southern Italy for millennia
The Meaning of Moa, Re’o and Hua’ai
Respect, language, and community rule on Rapa Nui
Of the 7000 languages spoken on Earth, more than 3000 are currently under threat of disappearing.
UNESCO predicts that we will lose as many as 3,000 indigenous languages by the end of this century.
"Our language is..."
Hear from the speakers
"... the vehicle to understanding the Māori world."
– Prof. Tania M. Ka'ai, Māori
"... something I was far removed from, until I decided that enough was enough."
– Clif St Laurent, Louisiana Creole
"... different from all others in Vanuatu and round the world."
– Catriona & Armstrong Malau, Vurës
"... inherently complicated, being a small, isolated culture in a global context."
– Kon-Tuir Atàn, Rapa Nui
"... very much part of the cultural heritage of all Calabrians, whether they speak it or not."
– Paolo Serafino, Calabrian Greek
Can you save a language?
Tech, creativity and community are key
Mother Tongues Meet Machine Learning
How AI is preserving languages on the brink of extinction
Bring Language to Life with Woolaroo
Explore 17 endangered languages in the world around you
Explore ancient tongues with AI
Launch Woolaroo and see the world 17 endangered languages
Speakers behind the screen
The people keeping endangered languages alive
The art of preservation
Discover more creative ways to preserve heritage
Where the Wild Things Are
Painting the language, landscape and lore of Louisiana
Profiles of the American West
Browse Edward Curtis' historic image collection
Native Tongues of New York
Listen to a world of languages in one city
Take a Lesson in Yang Zhuang
Learn the Zhuang language of the Sino-Vietnamese border
Turkic on the Turntable
Hear a traditional language recorded on the phonograph
Stanzas in Serravallese
Poetry and digital documentation preserve a dying Italian dialect
More cultural preservation at your fingertips
UNESCO World Heritage
The Maya World
The Timbuktu Manuscripts
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