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Sixty Mexican Languages at Risk of Extinction

Sixty of Mexico’s native languages are at risk of extinction - with 21 deemed “critically endangered”, according to a recent statement released by Mexico’s Centre of Research and Higher Studies in Social Anthropology (CIESAS).Among those most at risk are Ayapaneco from Tabasco, with only two senior adult speakers and Kiliwa of Baja California, with only 36 speakers remaining.Lourdes de...

Aramaic at Risk

The survival of Aramaic, once the Middle East’s lingua franca, is in jeopardy amid regional turmoil.Recently, the Syrian government sent troops to the ancient, predominantly Christian village of Maaloula, where rebels have battled against the regime. Maaloula, a scenic village of about 3,300 perched high in the mountains, is one of the few places in the world where residents...