Indigenous Languages

Some articles on indigenous languages, indigenous, language, languages:

Nahuatl - History - Modern Period
50,132 0.10% Total 1,448,937 1.49% Throughout the modern period the situation of indigenous languages has grown increasingly precarious in Mexico, and the numbers of speakers of virtually all indigenous ... speakers has actually risen over the past century, indigenous populations have become increasingly marginalized in Mexican society ... to urban areas and to the United States, some linguists are warning of impending language death ...
Languages Of Burma - Indigenous Languages
... Aside from Burmese, other major languages spoken include Shan (spoken by 3,200,000), Karen dialects (spoken by 2,600,000), Kachin (spoken by 900,000), Chin dialects (spoken by ... There are two living Indo-European languages spoken by ethnic minorities in Burma Rohingya, spoken by about one million, and Bishnupriya, with a smaller number ... Usage of minority languages is discouraged and is used at home ...
Urheimat - Language Families Predominantly Found in East Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania - Other Groups
... The only language isolates or language families predominantly spoken in Southeast Asia, East Asia and Oceania that do not belong to one of the language families above ... No linguists have found a linguistic family connection between indigenous Papuan and Australian aboriginal languages and those of Asia, Africa, the Americas or any other part of the world ... Indeed, no linguistic connection has been established between the indigenous languages of Melanesia and the indigenous languages of the Aboriginal Australians ...
Language Survey - References: Sample Survey Reports
... A Lexical Comparison of Icelandic Sign Language and Danish Sign Language ... Linguistics 2 Icelandic Danish Sign Languages Backstrom, Peter C ... Radloff (eds.), Languages of northern areas, 57-74 ...
List Of Multilingual Countries And Regions - Africa
... Cameroonian Pidgin, Basaa, Duala, Bikya, Bung, Fula, Kanuri, Ngumba, Yeni, Bamum, Bakweri language and fluency in the German, Portuguese and Spanish languages ... Republic French (official) + Sango and 50 other tribal languages ... Chad Arabic French (official) + more than 100 tribal languages ...

Famous quotes containing the words languages and/or indigenous:

    The very natural tendency to use terms derived from traditional grammar like verb, noun, adjective, passive voice, in describing languages outside of Indo-European is fraught with grave possibilities of misunderstanding.
    Benjamin Lee Whorf (1897–1934)

    All climates agree with brave Chanticleer. He is more indigenous even than the natives. His health is ever good, his lungs are sound, his spirits never flag.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)