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Tuesday, 17 April 2012

AUSTRALIA: Call to protect dying Indigenous languages

Linguists say there is a critical need to preserve Indigenous Australian languages that are in danger of dying out.
Research shows that up to 90 per cent of the world's 7,000 languages could be lost by the end of the century.
Of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages, only 20 from of an original 250 are still widely spoken.