Almost Half Of All Languages Are Disappearing Worldwide
There are thousands of languages around the world — more than 6,000, by one count.
But, nearly half of those are disappearing. And many of those are indigenous languages.
Rosalyn LaPier studies traditional ecological knowledge at the University of Montana. She argues the loss of these languages means more than just losing the language itself — we lose something important about our understanding of the natural world.
The Show spoke with her more about it recently via Skype.