List Of Endangered Languages In Africa
An endangered language is a language that it is at risk of falling out of use, generally because it has few surviving speakers. If it loses all of its native speakers, it becomes an extinct language.
Africa is the world's second-largest and second most-populous continent. At about 30.2 million km² (11.7 million sq mi) including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of the Earth's total surface area and 20.4% of the total land area. With about 922 million people (as of 2005) in 61 territories, it accounts for about 14.2% of the world's human population. The continent is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Suez Canal and the Red Sea to the northeast, the Indian Ocean to the southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. There are 53 countries, including Madagascar and all the island groups.
Read more about List Of Endangered Languages In Africa: Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Mauritania, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania
Other articles related to "list of endangered languages in africa, language, endangered":
... Tanzania Language Comments No ... Speakers Source ISO 639-3 Ethnologue entry Gweno language Few (2000 M Brenzinger) 2,000 or more ... Ethnologue gwe Gweno Ongamo language Also Ngasa language Red Book of Endangered Languages isocode Ngasa language ...
Famous quotes containing the words list of, africa, languages, endangered and/or list:
“I made a list of things I have
to remember and a list
of things I want to forget,
but I see they are the same list.”
—Linda Pastan (b. 1932)
“I have a fair amount of faith that women wont sit back and allow South Africa to become a totally male-dominated new society. The women in South Africa have shown that they are strong, and I think they will make their voices heard.”
—Paula Hathorn (b. c. 1962)
“I am always sorry when any language is lost, because languages are the pedigree of nations.”
—Samuel Johnson (17091784)
“While learning the language in France a young mans morals, health and fortune are more irresistibly endangered than in any country of the universe.”
—Thomas Jefferson (17431826)
“Do your children view themselves as successes or failures? Are they being encouraged to be inquisitive or passive? Are they afraid to challenge authority and to question assumptions? Do they feel comfortable adapting to change? Are they easily discouraged if they cannot arrive at a solution to a problem? The answers to those questions will give you a better appraisal of their education than any list of courses, grades, or test scores.”
—Lawrence Kutner (20th century)