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Day of the dead (languages?)
Day of the dead (languages?)

MEXICO CITY — Mexico is one of the world's most linguistically diverse countries, but many of its indigenous tongues are in serious danger of extinction. And unless efforts are undertaken to preserve them, about 50 of those languages could disappear within the next 20 years, the Mexico City-based daily El Universal reports.

There are a staggering 364 different languages spoken in Mexico, about half of which are in no immediate danger of extinction. But there were more than 500 before the arrival of Spanish colonists in the late 15th century, and Mexico's linguistic diversity is still in grave danger. Mexico's National Institute of Indigenous Languages (INALI) suggests that 43 indigenous tongues are at "high risk" of disappearing with another 72 at "moderate risk."

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