Busuu: A Language That Only 8 People Speak

Busuu is a language that is only spoken by eight people in the world (according to Wikipedia this may be as low as three people as of 2005) in Cameroon. To help save this dying language the folks at Busuu.com have created  a music video in the Busuu language. See the full video at the link.


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Coming this fall to TLC: "Language Hoarders"

Each week we visit a tenure track professor at a middle tier state university to help them stop obsessively hoarding every shred of dying languages and cultures. At first they're open and receptive to the concerns of their liberal arts colleagues but when someone throws away a USB stick containing the only known recording of an Amazonian language last spoken six decades ago, the elbow patches go flying!
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So cultures can't fade out due to other factors besides imperialism?

The thing that gets me is what people want to do about dying cultures/languages: Do you want to force children of those cultures NOT to speak a different language or live in a different culture if they so choose? Do you want to force a child to learn Apache or Lingala or Busuu and use it rather than whatever the local predominant language is?
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