Some articles on speakers:
... Normally the fewer the speakers of a language the greater the degree of endangerment, but there are many small Native American language communities in the Southwest (Arizona and New ... is an Athabascan language with 178,000 speakers, primarily in the states of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah, in addition to smaller numbers of speakers across the country ... Dakota is a Siouan language with 18,000 speakers in the US alone (22,000 including speakers in Canada), not counting 6,000 speakers of the closely related Lakota ...
Famous quotes containing the words live and/or speakers:
“We live in a world beset on all sides with mysteries and riddlesand so tis no matterelse it seems strange, that Nature, who makes every thing so well to answer its destination ... should so eternally bungle it as she does, in making so simple a thing as a married man.”
—Laurence Sterne (17131768)
“The problems of society will also be the problems of the predominant language of that society. It is the carrier of its perceptions, its attitudes, and its goals, for through it, the speakers absorb entrenched attitudes. The guilt of English then must be recognized and appreciated before its continued use can be advocated.”
—Njabulo Ndebele (b. 1948)