Google launches Endangered Languages Website to Save 3,000 At-Risk Tongues
On its official blog today, Google announced the Endangered Languages Project. It is a website dedicated to preserving at-risk dialects by providing information via audio, video and text samples. Google collaborated with the University of Hawai’i at Manoa and Eastern Michigan University to compile research on the 3,000 out of 7000 languages at risk of dying out.
Building upon other efforts to preserve and promote culture online, Google.org has seeded this project’s development. We invite interested organizations to join the effort. By bridging independent efforts from around the world we hope to make an important advancement in confronting language endangerment.
Here is a video introducing the project