The Year of Indigenous Languages
23 April 2019
The United Nations have declared 2019 the “International Year of Indigenous Languages”. This came after a shocking finding in 2016, that
around 40 per cent of the worlds languages are in danger of disappearing. At this time, there were an estimated 6,700 languages spoken globally, and around 2,680 of these languages, which are mainly Indigenous, are no longer commonly used, and may be forgotten with
the passing of elder generations.