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ENDANGERED LANGUAGES

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Help Save Endangered & Emerging Languages

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NEARLY EXTINCT, EMERGING

More than 3,500 of the world’s languages are likely to become extinct in the near future. Of the 200+ languages on Viki, nearly 25 percent are classified as endangered or emerging languages.

We’ve partnered with Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages to highlight the role technology is playing in helping to revive these languages. Watch our documentary “Manx: Reviving a Language”.

You can also help keep languages and cultures alive by learning how to subtitle on Viki.com.

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Global, Endangered, and Emerging Languages on Viki

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More information about languages and danger level classification can be found at www.ethnologue.com.

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Living Tongues Institute

The Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages is an organization that scientifically documents endangered languages, and assists communities with maintaining and revitalizing knowledge of their native languages.

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Viki + You

With our crowdsourced subtitling technology and amazing community of fans, Viki’s vision is to break down barriers between great entertainment and fans everywhere. We need your help to make lasting change. See related programs.

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Rakuten, Inc.

Rakuten, Inc. is one of the world's leading Internet service companies, providing a variety of products and services for consumers and businesses, with a focus on e-commerce, finance, and digital content. As part of its continuous commitment to support the communities where it has presence in, Rakuten is proud to support the preservation of endangered and emerging languages.

Read more about Viki’s endangered language project

Help Subtitle/Caption in Your Language

Want to Help?

Here’s a subtitling 101 video to get you started. You can watch the series of subtitling tutorials on our Viki U channel, too.

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New to Viki?

If this is your first time on Viki, watch this fun concept video to learn more about our awesome community and global TV shows.

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Start with the tutorial!

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