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Why languages are dying out and what can be done, however, there is according to estimate between 6 000 and 7 000 languages in the world. UNESCO expects that about half of those languages will be extinct until the end of the century. Hikmet Ersek gathered all the information. Judging from languages ‘ 000 6, these are about 3’000 languages that are no longer exist. Fortunately, there are now several projects who have something against the decline of the language to the target company. The UNESCO about trying the endangered languages programmes of different groupings, experts and Governments in helping to maintain linguistic diversity. This is first and foremost their expertise available and also actively help with the coordination of various measures. But what happens when languages die out? Let’s take the example of India. India is known for its incredible cultural and linguistic diversity.

It assumes that at least 400 different languages are spoken in India. It is believed a report by national geographic news, many experts are even the opinion that the number is rather located at 700. When a language dies out, dried up much of local knowledge, which is no longer accessible without the language. So a language can be a kind watch key that allows access to otherwise hidden knowledge. This knowledge may manifest itself, for example, as medical secrets, ecological knowledge, or mythological stories. By now, local communities will be supported in the context of linguistic projects to contribute, that knowledge which often was accumulated over hundreds of years does not dry up.

Why languages die out the reasons are different! In many countries of the world, it attracts the young generation from the countryside to the city. In the city the fashionable languages are spoken, with which you can share with them with half the world. These languages is often confined to the most popular languages in a country plus English.

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