Languages of indigenous peoples are in danger. The next year will be dedicated to them
15:43 8 ноября 2018
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The organizing committee on preparing and conducting of the International Year of Indigenous Languages in 2019 in Russia was formed.
It will be headed by the chief of the Federal agency for affairs of nationalities Igor Barinov, the deputy chairman of the Committee of the State Duma of the Russian Federation on affairs of nationalities Grigory Ledkov will become his deputy. In total more than 40 people will be in the organizing committee. This information was given in the Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East.
According to the decision of the United Nations Organization the year of 2019 was announced the International Year of Indigenous Languages. In total there are about 7 thousand indigenous languages in the world today. One of them dies every two weeks. Languages of indigenous peoples being spoken by only 4% of population of the planet make 96% of linguistic diversity. According to the UNESCO Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger, 90% of all languages are in danger.