Language endangerment is a serious concern to which linguists and language planners have turned their attention in the last several decades.
How do researchers know when a language is dying? Does "endangered" mean "doomed?" SIL is concerned for languages, the people who speak them, and the cultures they express.
An endangered language is a language that is at risk of falling out of use as its speakers die out or shift to speaking another language.
This section of YourDictionary.com will highlight world-wide efforts to slow the loss of endangered languages on planet Earth.
Scientific documentation of endangered languages and helping communities maintain and revitalize their linguistic heritage.
Sorosoro est un programme qui contribue à la sauvegarde des langues en danger à travers le monde. Sorosoro is a program that contributes to the safeguard of endangered languages across the globe. The website offers videos, maps and written information.
Rausing Endangered Languages
The Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project.
UNESCO Red Book on Endangered Languages.
Enduring Voices Project, Endangered Languages, Map, Facts, Photos, Video.
The Endangered Language Fund
There are currently 7,000 languages spoken in the world, and at least half are projected to disppear in this century. The Endangered Language Fund is helping to stem the tide.
Foundation for Endangered Languages
The Foundation for Endangered Languages supports, enables and assists the documentation, protection and promotion of endangered languages. This website describes our activities, and includes our newsletter Ogmios and details of our conferences.
Indianersprachen Nordamerikas. Native American Languages.
Center for Endangered Languages Documentation
There are more than 700 hundred languages spoken in Indonesia. Around 280 of these languages are spoken in Papua.
The DOBES Archive contains language documentation data from a great variety of languages from around the world that are in danger of becoming extinct.
Endangered Languages and Lost Knowledge
Professor Daniel Everett, author of don't Sleep, There Are Snakes, discusses the importance of preserving dying languages.
Endangered Languages Library
Provides resources, links and information on the endangered and dying languages of the world, as well as efforts to revitalize and maintain them.
Languages and Cultures
Endangered Languages of Siberia - Languages and Cultures
Jewish Language Research Website
Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology
Endangered Languages of Indigenous Peoples of Siberia.