New York, USA (Fast Company): The Endangered Language Fund projects that half of the languages mouthed on earth will vanish in the next century, and Native American tongues are among them. The Administration for Native Americans reports that when the U.S. was founded, more than 300 Native American languages were uttered. That number has since dropped to 175, and simply 20 are taught to children. The rest, it says, “are classified as deteriorating or nearing extinction.”For more information, please
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