The United Nations declared 2019 the International Year of Indigenous Languages. This not only highlights the connections between culture and language, but also draws attention to the reality that more than 2,600 of the Indigenous languages spoken around the globe are endangered.
In support of the UN declaration, Google has collaborated with Indigenous language speakers from around the world to create the Celebrating Indigenous Languages project on the Google Earth platform. This resource allows the user to participate in a guided tour of over 80 different language sites; to see profiles of and listen to local language keepers share a greeting, their favorite saying, and song.
View the project at the iPortal.