Are our languages being threatened?
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One aspect UNESCO deals with is the preservation of indigenous languages. These are languages that easily die out from being in the minority and people not being able to learn these languages or become aware of them. Out of the 7,000 languages 5,000 of them are spoken by indigenous people representing 6% of the total world population. One language dies every two weeks and this has been going on since the early 1600s. It is still going on today. Languages are threatened when a population becomes victim to systems such as imperialism, colonialism, global economic development, etc.