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Tribal people of Papua prepare a feast during Bakar Batu party on February 23, 2015 in Wamena in Papua, Indonesia. | Sijori Images/Barcroft India via Getty Images
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Can We Stop a ‘Mass Extinction’ of Human Languages?

Conservationists believe the answer might lie in treating languages as if they are endangered species.

The regions of the world with the greatest biological diversity are also the ones with the most languages.