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Tuesday, 30 October 2007

World languages are disappearing

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters Life!) - Every two weeks on average, one of the 6,500 languages of the world vanishes with the death of its last elderly speakers, taking with it a wealth of cultural knowledge, experts say.

At a recent meeting in the Malaysian capital, linguistic experts said the United States, Canada and Australia were the worse off, with a wealth of Asian languages also under threat.

Monday, 29th October 2007
Reuters India

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