The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO, recently released an updated atlas of the world’s languages. It allows you to search a map of the world that pinpoints which languages are spoken where. It also tells you if the languages are endangered. According to the atlas, of the 26 languages spoken in Alaska since the 1950s, one – Eyak – is extinct and 15 are critically endangered.
Anne Hillman, KUHB – Unalaska