This episode effortlessly covers the full language world, from Sean Paul to the UN Declaration of Human Rights.
It's the United Nations Year of Indigenous Languages
Up to 95% of the world’s languages might be extinct or endangered by the end of the century. And most of them are indigenous, meaning that they spoken by the indigenous people of a region.
In this show, you'll discover
- What’s an indigenous language?
- Why does it matter so much that we preserve these languages?
Hint: Because it's a HUMAN RIGHT
- Should any country at all have an official language?
- And where do you start if you want to learn an indigenous language?
And we think you love a quiz as much as we do, so don't miss out the indigenous language quiz in this episode.
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