• At risk
  • Endangered
  • Severely endangered
  • Vitality unknown

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Join this worldwide effort to share knowledge and resources for endangered languages. Add recordings or documents, contribute information about your language, or connect with others who are passionate about language conservation. Learn more.

About this project

The Endangered Languages Project is an online resource to record, access, and share samples of and research on endangered languages as well as to share advice and best practices for those working to document or strengthen languages under threat. Visit FAQ page to learn more.

About endangered languages

The Catalogue of Endangered Languages on this site shows that more than 40% of all languages are endangered and at risk of extinction. Learn more

The disappearance of a language means the loss of valuable scientific and cultural information, comparable to the loss of a species. Learn more