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Indigenous Studies: Indigenous Languages

Indigenous Languages

A Resource on Endangered and Indigenous Languages

The Last Call Of A Species. Kauaʻi ʻōʻō bird recorded in 1987

International Indigenous Languages

Image: Wikimedia

(2019) International Year of Indigenous Language (website) 

Language is pivotal in the areas of human rights protection, good governance, peacebuilding, reconciliation, and sustainable development.

Endangered Languages: the full list (The Guardian) 

How many endangered languages are there in the World and what are the chances they will die out completely?

Archive of Indigenous Languages of Latin America (AILLA) 

AILLA is a digital language archive of recordings, texts, and other multimedia materials in and about the indigenous languages of Latin America.

Indigenous Language Institute (ILI Native) 

ILI are an organization that serves American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, First Nations of Canada, and reaching out to the international indigenous community. 

Research Resources for Endangered Indigenous Languages

Indigenous languages of the Americas

The Indigenous languages of the Americas are the languages that were used by the Indigenous peoples of the Americas before the arrival of non-Indigenous peoples.

American Indian Language Development Institute (AILDI)

(AILDI) mission is to provide critical training to strengthen efforts to revitalize and promote the use of Indigenous languages across generations. 

Extinct and Endangered Languages (Maps) 

This project illustrates the distribution of extinct and endangered languages around the world.

A Guide to the Indigenous Languages in Canada

The guide is based on research by McIvor as part of the national language revitalization project called NEȾOLṈEW̱, translated as “one mind, one people” or “doing things as one” in the SENĆOŦEN language. 

Endangered Language Project 

A project to support language preservation and documentation around the world

Native Land Digital

         Native Land Digital 

An interactive map, with Indigenous languages, land, and treaties - worldwide 

(Click the image) 

(The world can revolve) 

Language Classification

The Moriori Language

The Last Speakers

Iwi Dialect Map

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