15 Languages Currently in Danger of Disappearing Forever -

15. Ainu

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Considered to be one of the rarest languages still in existence, Ainu is a Japanese dialect that’s used by the Ainu people who live on the island of Hokkaido. The language has no genealogical relationships with any other languages used today, although up until the 20th century some on the Kuri Islands still spoke it. Today, there are only 300 people still using the language with only 15 of those people being fluent. While there have been attempts to revive the dying language, it’s still on the decline.

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