Tag: endangered languages

Languages, Plants, and People

Marta Kongarayeva, a last speaker of Tofa. Photo courtesy of Thomas Hegenbart and Living Tongues Institute.K. David Harrison on Environmental LinguisticsThis is the first of an ongoing series of articles that...

Japan Recognizes Ainu

Hokkaido, home to the last speakers of AinuThe Japanese government has endorsed a bill to officially recognize the Ainu ethnic minority as an indigenous people of Japan for the first time and calls for “the creation of a society in which they can take pride in their heritage.” However, the...