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Researchers say many languages are dying

September 18, 2007

By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON – When every known speaker of the language Amurdag gets together, there’s still no one to talk to.

Native Australian Charlie Mungulda is the only person alive known to speak that language, one of thousands around the world on the brink of extinction.

From rural Australia to Siberia to Oklahoma, languages that embody the history and traditions of people are dying, researchers said Tuesday.

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