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  • Jun 29, 2011
  • 01:32 AM

Silenced voices: Languages dying off around the globe

Tim Johnson / Bellingham Herald
...Hot spots for endangered languages may not be where you think. They include places such as Oklahoma, which holds the highest density of indigenous languages in the United States, partly because faraway tribes were forcibly relocated there in the 1800s; northern Australia, home to many small and scattered Aboriginal groups, and Central Siberia, which has 25 Turkic, Mongolic and other languages that face extinction.

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