33 Languages are in danger across Europe

Using data from the Unesco Languages in Danger project a list drawn up by  Christopher Moseley, University College London School of Slavonic and East European Studies points to 33 languages in Europe in danger.

However, Manx (Mannin/Isle of Man) and Cornish (Kernow/Cornwall) are pointed out as examples of what can be done to support languages seen to be at risk. In both Celtic nations concerted efforts are being undertaken to promote their languages.

Manx in particular has enjoyed a significant renaissance. Adrian Cain, Manx Language Development Officer at Culture Vannin said: "It is hoped that this success story can be used as an example of what can be done to promote, support and maintain critically endangered minority languages and cultures.”


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