Ever heard of a language called Koro?

I doubt that!

According to Google there a approximately 7000 languages all over the world, and almost half of them are on the verge of extinction.

Koro is one such language spoken in the northeastern part of India, and spoken by merely 4000 people.

There are many more beautiful languages that are losing their charm and identity in the modern era. "Humanity today is facing a massive extinction: languages are disappearing at an unprecedented pace. And when that happens, a unique vision of the world is lost." shares Google.

Therefore in order to preserve such languages, Google has taken in initiative through their project called "Endangered Languages".  It is an online collaborative effort to protect global linguistic diversity.

"With every language that dies we lose an enormous cultural heritage; the understanding of how humans relate to the world around us; scientific, medical and botanical knowledge; and most importantly, we lose the expression of communities’ humor, love and life. In short, we lose the testimony of centuries of life." explains Google.

There is no denying that Google has one of the most resourceful company when it comes to technology, and using this technology for preserving world heritage and history is truly commendable.

Google has provided its technology to individuals and organizations, who thrive to protect soon-to-be-extinct languages. They can use Google's resources to document, preserve and teach such languages.

Not only will the users be able to access comprehensive information pertaining to these languages, but can also view and share case studies, and samples provided by experts. Information can be submitted and accessed in form of audio, video or text formats.

"Google oversaw the development and launch of this project, but the long term goal is for it to be led by true experts in the field of language preservation. As such, oversight of the project will soon transition to First Peoples' Cultural Council and The Institute for Language Information and Technology (The Linguist List) at Eastern Michigan University in coordination with the Advisory Committee." shares Google.

Have a look at this video below to learn more about this project:

For more information, visit: Endangered Languages

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