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Endangered Languages Endure on YouTube Enduring Voices Channel

Many of the world’s smallest and most endangered languages have no written form and have never been recorded or scientifically documented. Today, the National Geographic Enduring Voices YouTube channel launches and allow many of these tongues-in-cheek to have a presence on the Internet for the very first time.

Linguists Dr. K. David Harrison and Dr. Gregory Anderson from the Living Tongues Institute have teamed up with Google.org to allow small and endangered languages that may have never been heard outside of a remote village to reach a global audience. Using YouTube as a platform, researchers, academics and communities can now collaborate more effectively on promoting language revitalization.

In addition, communities can also take advantage of Google Translator Toolkit that announced the addition of 345 new languages last year to make translation faster and easier.

More Info: Enduring Voices YouTube channel


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