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List of endangered languages
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List of endangered languages

A list of endangered languages (with fewer than 1000 speakers or with very fast decline).

In order to judge if a language is actually endangered, the number of speakers is less important than the age distribution; there may be 500,000 speakers of the Breton language over 50 years of age, but fewer than 2,000 under 25 years of age - it is likely Breton will die out in the next half-century. On the other hand, while there are 30,000 Ladin speakers left, almost all children still learn it as their mothertongue, thus Ladin is not endangered in the 21st century.

This page should include a link to the language's page, geographical localization and an aproximative number of speakers

Table of contents
1 Americas
2 Asia
3 Australia
4 Europe
5 External link





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