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The Endangered Language Project
Transcript of The Endangered Language Project
By: Anh Ngo
Where is the Mono language spoken?
Mono is a Native American language. It belongs to the Numic group of Uto-Aztecan languages which is an ancestor's Mono people.
Who speaks Mono language?
As of 2010 only about 40 elderly speak Mono. Younger generation no longer uses language as their first language.
UNESCO has classified Mono language as "critically endangered".
Why is it endangered, or possibly extinct?
How is it similar or different languages you know, like English?
What is being done to save the language?
The Southern Sierra Nevada mountains
The Owens Valley of Central Eastern California.
The Mono Basin
Some young Monos are working to keep their ancestral language alive.
We have some Languages in Danger Projects to raise awareness of language endangerment.
The purpose of this presentation will be to introduce the Mono language which one of many endangered languages still alive