Indigenous languages of the Americas
Indigenous languages of the Americas are spoken by indigenous peoples from Alaska and Greenland to the southern tip of South America, encompassing the land masses that constitute the Americas. These i...
Indigenous languages of the Americas - Wikipedia
List of unclassified languages according to the Ethnologue
The following languages are listed as unclassified by the Ethnologue (17th edition), though in their descriptions some are identified with an established family, or have been retired as spurious. Sin...
List of unclassified languages according to the Ethnologue - Wikipedia
Languages of North America
The languages of North America reflect not only that continent's indigenous peoples, but the European colonization as well. The most widely spoken languages in North America (which includes Central Am...
Languages of South America
The languages of South America can be divided into three broad groups: the languages of the (in most cases, former) colonial powers; many indigenous languages, some of which enjoy co-official status a...
Esmeralda language
Esmeralda, or Esmeraldeño (also called Takame or Atacame), is an extinct language isolate formerly spoken in the coastal region of Ecuador. It is not well attested. A connection with the still-spoken ...
Yupik languages
The Yupik /ˈjuːpɪk/ languages are the several distinct languages of the several Yupik peoples of western and southcentral Alaska and northeastern Siberia. The Yupik languages differ enough from one an...
Tupian languages
The Tupi or Tupian language family comprises some 70 languages spoken in South America, of which the best known are Tupi proper and Guarani.
Rodrigues (2007) considers the Proto-Tupian urheimat to...
Tupian languages - Wikipedia
Pericú language
Pericú is the extinct and essentially unattested language of the southern tip of Baja California. Jesuit missionaries recognized it as distinct from Waikuri (Guaycura) immediately to the north. It was...
Pericú language - Wikipedia
Coxima language
Coxima (Koxima) is an extinct unclassified language of Colombia.
Zuni language
Zuni /ˈzuːni/ (also formerly Zuñi) is a language of the Zuni people, indigenous to western New Mexico and eastern Arizona in the United States. It is spoken by around 9,500 people worldwide, especiall...
Uummarmiut dialect
Uummarmiutun or Canadian Iñupiaq is the variant of Iñupiatun (or Inuvialuktun) spoken by the Uummarmiut, part of the Inuvialuit, who live mainly in the communities of Inuvik and Aklavik in the Northwe...
Taíno language
Taíno is an extinct Arawakan language historically spoken by the Taíno people of the Caribbean. At the time of Spanish contact, it was the principal language throughout the Taínos' sphere, which inclu...
Taíno language - Wikipedia
Gamela language
Gamela (Gamella) AKA Curinsi or Acobu, is an unclassified and presumably extinct language of Brazil. Kaufman (1994) said that 'only Gr[eenberg] dares to classify this language', due to the lack of dat...
Pankararú language
Pankararú (Pancaré, Pankaré, Pancaru, Pankaruru, Pankarará, Pankaravu, Pankaroru, Pankarú, Brancararu) is an extinct language of eastern Brazil. There are 6,000 ethnic Pankararú, but they all speak Po...
List of endangered languages with mobile apps
This is a list of endangered languages with mobile apps available for use in language revitalization.
The Ma! Iwadja app is being used to teach the language.
Uru–Chipaya languages
Uru–Chipaya is an indigenous language family of Bolivia. The speakers were originally fishermen on the shores of Lake Titicaca, Lake Poopo, and the Desaguadero River that connects them. Chipaya has o...
Instituto Lingüístico de Verano (Peru)
The Instituto Lingüístico de Verano (abbreviated ILV, in English: Summer Institute of Linguistics) is a non-profit organization based in Peru that serves as the branch affiliated with SIL Internat...
Yarí language
Yarí is the presumed language of the uncontacted Yari people of Colombia. It might be a dialect of Carijona, a Western Tucanoan language, or of Huitoto.
Mary Haas
Mary Rosamund Haas (January 12, 1910 – May 17, 1996) was an American linguist who specialized in North American Indian languages, Thai, and historical linguistics.
Haas attended high school in Ric...
Mary Haas - Wikipedia
Apurinã language
Apurinã (Ipurina) is a Southern Maipurean language spoken in Amazonia by the Apurinã people. It has an active–stative syntax.
Apurinã vowels are obligatorily nasalized by surrounding nasal vowels,...
Taruma language
Taruma (Taruamá) is a divergent language of northeastern Brazil. It has been reported to be extinct several times since as far back as 1770, but Eithne Carlin discovered the last speakers, and is docu...
Taruma language - Wikipedia
Arutani language
Arutani (Orotani, Urutani, also known as Awake, Auake, Auaqué, Aoaqui, Oewaku, ethnonym Uruak) is a nearly extinct language spoken by only 17 individuals in Roraima, Brazil and two others in the Karum...
Arutani language - Wikipedia
Munduruku language
Mundurukú is a Tupi language spoken by 10,000 people in the Tapajós River basin in north central Brazil, of which most of the women and children are monolingual.
The syllable in Munduruku is made ...
Afaka script
The Afaka script (afaka sikifi) is a syllabary of 56 letters devised in 1910 for the Ndyuka language, an English-based creole of Surinam. The script is named after its inventor, Afáka Atumisi. It cont...
Afaka script - Wikipedia
Rikbaktsa language
The Rikbaktsa language, also spelled Aripaktsa, Erikbatsa, Erikpatsa and known ambiguously as Canoeiro, is a language spoken by the Rikbaktsa people of the Mato Grosso, Brazil, that forms its own bran...
Rikbaktsa language - Wikipedia