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  • Apr 10, 2012
  • 03:36 PM

Australian linguicide - Des Crump (audio)

Peter Gooch / ABC Online
It's not a record to be proud of, but Australia appears to be world champions at linguicide - the killing of languages. Out of an estimated 250 spoken by indigenous people only 20 are now in common usage. Linguistics professor GHIL'AD ZUCKERMANN is urging Australians to join a global movement designed to revive endangered tongues....

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