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Endangered Languages in Africa
A look at two moribund languages in Africa.
# 131671 | 750 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in History (African) , Linguistics (General)


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This paper discusses two moribund languages in Africa and what can be done or should be done to save them. The paper compares and contrasts the relative difficulties of the two and also looks at where language policies have perhaps contributed to their plight. Additionally, the paper considers the encroachment of other languages and what role they have played in diminishing these two struggling languages.

From the Paper:

"Two endangered languages which have been slowly but steadily disappearing in recent decades have been Tchumbuli as long spoken in Benin, and the Yangkam language found in Plateau State, Central Nigeria (Blench, 4 and 6). With regards to the former, an online compendium of the world's languages provided by Ethnologue reports that there are only about 2500 speakers of the Tchumbuli language left in Benin - and these speakers are concentrated in three small villages: Okounfo, Edaningbe, and Gbede (Ethnologue, "Languages of Benin," index). The troubling thing about all of this is that, if one accepts research done more or less..."

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