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Ten Languages You've Never Heard Of


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There are many endangered languages in the world. These ten, however, all have over 200,000 speakers according to the latest figures. How many have you heard of?

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Ten Languages You've Never Heard Of

  1. 1. Ten languages you’ve never heard of
  2. 2. The following languages have at least 200,000speakers (according to the latest figures) butwe bet you haven’t heard of them…
  3. 3. 1
  4. 4. MapudunguWhere’s it spoken?Chile & Argentina.How many people speak it?258,413 speakers Counting in Mapudungun
  5. 5. 2
  6. 6. KodaguWhere’s it spoken?South West IndiaHow many people speak it?241,000 speakers This is the Kodagu alphabet (also known as Coorgi-Cox in English)
  7. 7. 3
  8. 8. GasconWhere’s it spoken?France & SpainHow many people speak it?250,000 speakers ‘Mayretat’ and ‘Sindicat d’initiatibe’ are both written in Gascon
  9. 9. 4
  10. 10. TuvaWhere’s it spoken?Russia, Mongolia & ChinaHow many people speak it?264,400 speakers The Tuvan flag
  11. 11. 5
  12. 12. BangkaWhere’s it spoken?IndonesiaHow many people speak it?340,000 speakers Bangka Island in Indonesia, where the language is spoken
  13. 13. 6
  14. 14. GuajiroWhere’s it spoken?Columbia & VenezuelaHow many people speak it?443,604 speakers Wayuu people (speakers of Guajiro) on horseback
  15. 15. 7
  16. 16. YucatecWhere’s it spoken?Mexico, Belize & GuatemalaHow many people speak it?706,000 speakersDid you know..The 2006 film Apocalypto, directedby Mel Gibson, was filmed entirely inYucatec Maya.
  17. 17. 8
  18. 18. AyacuchoWhere’s it spoken?PeruHow many people speak it?900,000 speakers The Andes are located in the Ayacucho region of Peru
  19. 19. 9
  20. 20. AymaraWhere’s it spoken?Peru, Bolivia & ChileHow many people speak it?219,000 speakers Traditional Aymara ceremony in Bolivia
  21. 21. 10!
  22. 22. BadeWhere’s it spoken?NigeriaHow many people speak it?250,000 speakers Bade Dancers
  23. 23. So…How many did you know?
  24. 24. Find out moreThese languages will soon be extinct.If you want to learn more about endangeredlanguages and want to know what you can do tohelp protect them, visit: