A new interactive project from Google Earth. Launched in August 2019, this project features audio recordings of more than 50 different Indigenous languages from around the world. For each language, visitors can listen to a traditional greeting and two other examples of the language (e.g. common phrases or songs).
In this 9-minute film, students meet Marie Wilcox, who is the last fluent speaker of Wukchumni, and the dictionary she created. Indigenous languages around the world are vanishing at a rapid rate. In this lesson, explore what could be lost when a language disappears.
Using this map, you can see all of the endangered Indigenous languages around the world. To get relevant information for Canada, use the 'Country or area' selector. You can also search by 'language name'. Once you start your search, check the panel on the right to link to other languages in the area.