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Native American Language Net: Preserving and promoting indigenous American Indian languages

Native American Language Net: Preserving and promoting indigenous American Indian languages
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The Red Book of the Peoples of the Russian Empire In the cliché-ridden propaganda of the Soviet era tsarist Russia was frequently dubbed the “prison of nations”. When the Soviets came into power this “prison”, by virtue of new national policies, transformed into a family of friendly and brotherly nations in whose bosom all the national cultures flourished. To boast of the achievements under the Communist Party leadership, grandiose cultural festivals were arranged in the Soviet republics, folkloristic dance, song and instrumental groups were established and the revival of old peasant culture was encouraged.

Native American Language Net: Preserving and promoting indigenous American Indian languages Submit your writing Support our organization What's new on our site today! DELP - Papuan Languages Somewhere close to a quarter of the total of the world's languages are spoken in the New Guinea region-about 1100 languages. The New Guinea region as defined here includes the whole of the island of New Guinea and offshore islands like New Britain, New Ireland and Japen and Biak, as well as the adjoining areas of eastern Indonesia, especially the islands of Timor, Alor and Halmahera. Within the New Guinea region are found two large groupings of languages: Austronesian languages, which belong to the far flung Austronesian language family stretching from Southeast Asia to Hawaii and number about 300 in the New Guinea region, and Non-Austronesian or Papuan languages, restricted to the New Guinea region and numbering some 800 languages.

Classification schemes for indigenous languages of the Americas This article is a list of different language classification proposals developed for indigenous languages of the Americas. The article is divided into North, Central, and South America sections; however, the classifications do not always neatly correspond to these continent divisions. Pre-contact distribution of North American language families north of Mexico The indigenous languages of Mexico that have more than 100,000 speakers (See: Indigenous languages of the Americas for the main article about these languages.) North America[edit]

List of languages by time of extinction This is a list of extinct languages sorted by their time of extinction. When the exact time of death of the last remaining speaker is not known, either an approximate time or the date when the language was last being recorded is given. However, the list is not complete. Language Trainers USA Blog Source: I stumbled upon this fascinating site recently – – the webmaster of which draws linguistic maps displaying different languages and dialects across continents. I always knew that there were plenty of different American English dialects across our country, but I didn’t expect quite so much detail on a map of the USA.

Liste de langues mortes Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Cette liste comprend les langues éteintes et est classée par groupe de famille. Langues chamito-sémitiques[modifier | modifier le code] Langues amérindiennes Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Les langues amérindiennes sont les langues indigènes d'Amérique, parlées par les différents peuples amérindiens depuis l'Alaska et le Groenland jusqu'à la Terre de Feu. Les linguistes qui en sont spécialistes sont appelés américanistes. Les Indiens des Plaines avaient développé une langue des signes auxiliaire pour communiquer par-delà la variété de leurs langues maternelles.

Lists of endangered languages In order to be listed, a language must be classified as "endangered" in an academic source quoted. SIL Ethnologue (2005) lists 473 out of 6,909 living languages inventorized (6.8%) as "nearly extinct", indicating cases where "only a few elderly speakers are still living"; this figure dropped to 6.1% as of 2013.[1] In order to judge if a language is endangered, the number of speakers is less important than the age distribution; There are languages in Indonesia reported with as many as two million native speakers alive now, but all of advancing age, with little or no transmission to the young. On the other hand, while there are 30,000 Ladin speakers left, almost all children still learn it as their mother tongue, thus Ladin is not endangered in the 21st century. UNESCO distinguishes four levels of endangerment in languages, based on intergenerational transfer:[2] Vulnerable

Extinct language An extinct language is a language that no longer has any speakers,[1] or that is no longer in current use. Extinct languages are sometimes contrasted with dead languages, which are still known and used in special contexts in written form, but not as ordinary spoken languages for everyday communication. However, language extinction and language death are often equated. Language loss[edit]

Steve Huffman Language Maps Dr. Stephen Huffman Contents Language Hotspots In the 21st century our planet’s natural resources have become endangered. It is widely accepted that the biosphere—the sum total of the planet’s flora and fauna—is in great peril of collapsing as human populations make a massive impact on the natural world. But what is not widely known is that the human cultural “biosphere” —the sum total of all human cultures living on the planet today—is in even more peril. Over half of the 7,000 languages spoken in the world today are likely to disappear this century, and with them we will lose a wealth of knowledge about human history, culture, and the natural environment. Most of what humans know about nature is encoded only in oral languages—languages that have never been written down or recorded.

The Gulf/2000 Project - SIPA - COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY Maps and Statistics Collections All maps and their accompanying texts that are hosted by this Gulf/2000 web site are original, authored and produced by Dr. Michael Izady who retains exclusive copyright to them all. They are frequently upgraded by him as well as new ones being posted.