Audio-visual resources for communication and educational purposes
This video, available in the six official UN languages (French|Spanish|Russian|Arabic|Chinese), was produced by the UNESCO New York Office to raise awareness of endangered languages, the importance of languages to culture, education, and communication, and the value of linguistic diversity to humanity. It was launched on the occasion of the 2011 International Mother Language Day.
Short films produced in partnership between UNESCO, Discovery Communications, Inc. and UN Works Programme
Language: Ainu - Country : Japan
Language : Baka - Country : Gabon
Language: Bunuba - Country: Australia
Language: Cucapa - Country: Mexico
Language: Haida - Country: Canada
Language: Idu Mishmi - Country : India
Language: Istro-Romanian - Country : Croatia
In Croatia, the Istro-Romanian language is spoken by about 300 people living in several villages in the northeast of the Istrian Peninsula. The Istro-Romanian language contains many Italian and Slavic words due to the close contact to Italian and Slavic language speakers for centuries. The language is severely endangered. Due to its very small number of speakers, there is no public education or press in Istro-Romanian and in Croatia its speakers are not even recognised as a minority. All Croatian speakers of Istro-Romanian are bilingual in Istro-Romanian and Croatian.