UNESCO Atlas of Endangered Languages

UNESCO Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger

This resource is paramount among ‘language endangerment’ resources to learn about the world’s languages facing the threat of extinction and the general importance of the need to preserve the linguistic  and cultural diversity of the world. The recent edition of the Atlas published in 2010 by UNESCO Publishing lists around 2,500 languages which are facing the threat of extinction. Out of these, the world’s linguistic landscape has already lost around 230 languages. The atlas is available in both print and online versions with information such as the name of the endangered language, its degree of endangerment as well as the country(ies) where it is spoken. The online version has additional information such as number of speakers, important policies, ISO codes and geographical coordinates. The Atlas is free-to-access, interactive and allows for a regular update due to feedback from users.