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Original Voices: Experience Indigenous languages in Canada – CBC
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Explore a few of the many diverse Indigenous languages that exist across the country
Dec 02, 2019
The United Nations declared 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages to raise awareness of them, in order to both benefit people who speak these languages and to help others appreciate their importance to the world’s cultural diversity.
UNESCO’s 2010 Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger counts 86 Indigenous languages in Canada, and reports 62 of them are endangered and the other 24 are vulnerable to being endangered.
To mark the International Year of Indigenous Languages, CBC Indigenous created Original Voices, an immersive and extensive exploration of Indigenous languages in Canada.