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Unformatted text preview: Endangered Languages Story Map Name __________________________ 1. Of the 7,105 languages spoken today, how many are considered in danger of extinction? Of the 7,105 languages spoken today, over half are considered in danger of extinction in this century. 2. Why is it critical that we do not lose languages? It is important we do not lose language because communities lose a sense of knowledge about history, culture, the natural environment and the human mind. All fields of science, art, and human endeavor will be affected. It will also be an terrible loss to indigenous peoples' perception of history, identity, belonging, and self. Hover over the following “hot spots” to answer these questions: 3. Why have many Siberian languages been lost in recent years? Siberian languages have been lost over the years due to government policies force many people to speak the national language. 4. What is unique about the island of New Guinea? New Guinea is the second biggest island in the world. 5. Hover over Eastern Africa. Why is this area especially in danger of losing its languages? Eastern Africa have no writing system. 6. What region of the United States holds the highest density of indigenous languages? Oklahoma Southwest 7. Why are the languages of southern South America threatened? Government policies make the people leave their way of life and ruin their natural environment. Now choose three of the featured languages by clicking on them at the top of the page, or on their markers on the map. Language name Hula Tuvan Location Hawaii Republic of Tuva Facts Total number of speakers today (status today) Hawaiian cultural renaissance movement have raised a new generation in the Hawaiian language The all-female ensemble, Ugulza, is an unusual Tuvan group 10,000 5,000 since there are no throat-singers among them. Quechua Bolivia not implied Los Masis established the region’s first bilingual Quechua-Spanish school in the rural Tarabuco community of Miscamayu. ...
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