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Learning Indigenous Languages: First Report Available

The peLanguageser-reviewed first output of our EU-funded project 'Mobile Virtual Learning for Indigenous Languages' (IndyLan) is now available.

It is widely recognised that language diversity plays a paramount role in sustaining cultural diversity among people and communities. The ongoing disappearance of a large number of languages, which are mostly indigenous languages, is posing a threat to cultural diversity and sustainable development globally. Against this backdrop, the IndyLan project is developing a mobile application to help users learn the following six European indigenous and endangered languages with the ultimate aim to promote their use and enhance their survival: - Basque (Euskera) - Cornish (Kernewek) - Gaelic (Gàidhlig) - Galician (Gallego) - Scots - Sámi (Northern) (Davvisámegiella) The project is funded by the EU for 26 months, with partners in the UK (Scotland and Cornwall), Finland, Norway and Spain. It is led by the IRC's Dr Katerina Strani.

The Report on endangered indigenous languages in partner countries and mobile learning solutions is available for download from the project website.