Rare & Endangered Languages

Rare & Endangered Languages
When you think about languages, people will automatically think about English, Spanish, French, or maybe Russian, Arabic, and Japanese. Language is something most of take for granted. Without it, there would be no communication, no way to connect with others in the wider world. Language plays a large role in everyone’s life, whether we think about it or not.
Despite the necessity of language, the UN states that a language disappears every two weeks.  Around the globe, thousands of languages are in danger of becoming extinct. These languages are rapidly disappearing due to various circumstances such as languages integrating with others, some languages being more prominent than others, speakers of a particular language dying, and in our globalized world the ever increasing importance of several “popular” languages. All these cause lesser-known languages to be left behind.
Rare languages mainly disappear because they are unable to compete with other “major” languages. In Australia, numerous conflicts between settlers and aboriginal tribes caused many native languages to disappear, while in North and South America native languages were replaced by European languages-English, French, and Spanish.
About half of all world languages are oral and have no written form. When the last speaker of such a language dies, the language becomes extinct. The death of a language means the disappearance of everything else. In a manner of speaking, the death of a language means the death of a culture.
ASIST translates from and into any language. Our professional translators and project coordinators will help you with projects involving these and other languages. Don’t hesitate to contact us for guidance in any upcoming translation project.