Google has teamed with the Alliance for Linguistic Diversity to launch their new Endagered Language Project. The project, unveiled earlier this month, has an aim to document and preserve over 3000 lesser-known languages from around that world that are in danger of extinction.
Users can visit the project's site to see a map of each language in addition to a sample of each being spoken. The languages are ranked depending on their likelihood of extinction with ranks including At Risk, Endangered, Severely Endangered, and Vitality Unknown.
"Google has played a role in the development and launch of this project, but the long-term goal is for true experts in the field of language preservation to take the lead," said Google project leaders Clara Rivera Rodriguez and Jason Rissman to pcmag.com.
"As such, in a few months we'll officially be handing over the reins to the First Peoples' Cultural Council (FPCC) and The Institute for Language Information and Technology (The LINGUIST List) at Eastern Michigan University."
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