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Russia: Endangered Languages

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Russia, Arts & Culture, Ethnicity & Race, Language

Window on Eurasia writes [1] that, according to UNESCO, “19 languages spoken on the territory of the Russian Federation a half century ago have ceased to exist, and 117 more are either in a position UN experts say is “unsafe” (21 languages), “definitely endangered” (47), “severely endangered” (29), or “critically endangered” (20).”