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Old November 24th, 2012, 09:38 AM   #21

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I think language is a very good definition of a people. About half of the languages spoken today will die out by the end of this century ---> Endangered Languages Project
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Both still around, as peoples not as states. Their languages are still even spoken in healthy numbers.
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I think language is a very good definition of a people. About half of the languages spoken today will die out by the end of this century ---> Endangered Languages Project
Maybe not the total definition, but a people losing its native language definitely marks the end of them as a separate ethnic group, and the beginning of assimilation into a larger ethnic group, which may very well end with all the distinct cultural features and the identity of that people vanishing.

Which is why a people wanting to preserve their language is way more than just "so they don't want to communicate with everyone else. Who cares?" which is the attitude you see a lot about language death.
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