According to linguists, after a hundred years away, more than half of the 7,000 languages that exist on our planet today.
Google has introduced its Endangered Languages project for the conservation of rare languages.
Google has introduced an internationalinteractive Internet project, the aim of which is to save endangered languages. The project is implemented on the site endangeredlanguages.com presented in various languages, including Russian. Who is this online resource contains materials for 3054 endangered languages, and the list continues to grow.
The project's website has an interactive map,where you can see the location of carriers of a rare language. Languages are represented with colored circles. Red means languages that are at serious risk, orange - languages threatened with extinction, green - with rare consistently small number of carriers, gray - languages whose status is currently unknown. The site provides a description of each, information on the prevalence, as well as audio and video recordings of speech language media.
The number of languages that are stored by Google,primarily includes the languages of small nations around the world. In an era of advancing globalization, a small ethnic communities increasingly difficult to maintain their language and culture. Small nations are forced to assimilate, dissolving into a larger ethnic group and losing their cultural and linguistic uniqueness.
In North America, under the protection of the projectEndangered Languages were languages of Native Americans tribes in Canada, Mexico and the United States. In Australia, the number of endangered languages were Australian Aborigines and New Zealand - Maori language. Among saved by Google, there are many such languages, whose carriers resident in the territory of Russia: Votian, Khanty, Mansi, Komi-Perm, Western Mari, Eastern Mari, Udmurt, Nenets, Altai, several dialects of Sámi and many others.</ P>