Endangered Language Alliance

The Endangered Language Alliance (ELA) is an independent non-profit based in New York City and the only organization in the world focused on the immense linguistic diversity of urban areas. Many of the New York area’s estimated 800 languages are highly endangered; for many, New York is a major center.¬†ELA documents and describes underdescribed and endangered languages, educating a larger public and collaborating with communities.

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“This is who I am” film project

July 2, 2014

Our friends Kalvin Hartwig (Sault Ste. Marie Chippewa) and Manuel Ibanez are working on a short film entitled “This is who I am”, about a young Ojibwe woman seekin...READ MORE

Unheard of 7! Indigenous Languages of Mexico

May 20, 2014

For the seventh installment of Unheard of!, the Endangered Language Alliance, Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders and Bowery Arts & Science present poetry in ind...READ MORE

N.Y./Region: City of Endangered Languages - nytimes.com/video

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