Language on the brink

Language on the brink

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Endangered is a word we usually associate with animal species, but some languages, too, are dying breeds. Of the estimated 200 to 700 Indigenous languages that once existed in Australia, only a handful are still spoken and even less are considered healthy, meaning that they are still being learnt by children. Now, It is estimated that if language decline continues as it has been, half of the world’s languages could be wiped off the map by the end of this century. So how can we stop this from happening?

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