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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Two Streams Fed by Rhythm: The Surprising Confluence of Breton and Garifuna Sounds Debuts in May

May 5, 2015

At the edge of the same ocean, two cultural worlds have thrived despite hardship. Their languages are unique and face extinction. Their music booms with joyful rhythm and is a...READ MORE

Endangered Languages Project website redesigned to be more accessible and engaging

Brentwood Bay, B.C. – The Endangered Languages Project is launching a new website today (www.endangeredlanguages.com) to improve access to information and resources on endan...READ MORE

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