Native American Public Telecommunications


Dying Languages (2/16/00)

Harlan McKosato

Document Type Article


The clock is ticking on many of the indigenous languages of the world. In Native America, of an estimated 300 languages spoken when Columbus arrived, only 175 are still spoken. Of those, only 20 are being passed from parents to their children. But all over the world, ambitious efforts are being made to save our dying languages from their deathbeds. Invited guests include linguist Ine' Yang Slaughter.