One of the lesser-known impacts of Climate Change is the loss of already threatened indigenous languages.”
Since 1950, the number of unique languages spoken throughout our world has steadily declined. Today, the voices of more than 7,000 languages resound across our planet every moment, but about 2,900 or 41% are endangered. At current rates, about 90% of all languages will become extinct in the next 100 years.
According to The Language Conservancy.
And potentially the most affected by climate change are the languages of Asia and the Pacific Islands with few surviving speakers.
Disasters, the majority of them weather related, accounted for 23.7m internal displacements in 2021, up from 18.8m in 2018. Over the past 10 years, Asia and the Pacific were the regions most affected by displacement worldwide, with the Pacific island states the worst by population size.
According to The Guardian.
Drawing attention to the issue, the UN declared Year of Indigenous Languages.
The Language Conservancy provides additional information on the danger and attempts to save endangered languages.