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Infographic February 22, 2019

Languages at risk in Latin America and the Caribbean

42 million indigenous people live in Latin America and the Caribbean. 560 indigenous languages are spoken, but 1 out of 5 indigenous populations have lost their native language over the past few decades. 26% of indigenous languages are at risk of disappearing. Social exclusion and poverty contribute to the loss of an indigenous language. What can Latin America and the Caribbean do? A culturally pertinent, quality education would help