What do we lose when a language dies? What does it take to save a language?
Language Matters was filmed around the world: on a remote island off the coast of Australia where 400 Aboriginal people speak 10 different languages, all at risk; in Wales, where Welsh, once in danger, is today making a comeback; and in Hawaii, where Hawaiians are fighting to save their native tongue.
“Language is the very essence of being human,” says Holman, “and when we lose a language, we lose a part of ourselves.”
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