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Saving Endangered Languages

Duolingo team,

I totally understand that Duolingo is mainly for learning the more mainstream or modern day languages for every day use, but I believe Duolingo would be an excellent tool to preserve forever online the endangered languages such as Mayan, Basque, Navajo, languages of Papau New Guinea, etc. It would be an archive for the language and would allow people to learn it and pass it on.

Thank you, zcggcz2

4 years ago

2 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/LukeSpar

I think that instead of making every langauge tree perfect, they could add a bunch (like these) to the incubator, so we could just have a start. They wouldn't even need to add things, it would be nice if they were just there so they could make slow progress. If you are interested in saving languages, check out this great website: http://www.endangeredlanguages.com/

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SteveLando
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For example mayan and basque are mentioned in Duolingo wikipediapage, they will come, and probably a lot others also, of the written languages, but it will of course take a while. Irish (the gaelic language, not hibernic english) seems to be the first small language to come around.

4 years ago