The Philippines moves to save dying languages

With no cohesive plan in place, ministry of education admits country’s heritage may soon vanish.

    The Philippines has started a new programme to try to save its dying languages.

    The archipelago is home to more than 170 dialects, but some of them have only a few speakers left and there's concern many of the indigenous languages could be lost forever.

    Al Jazeera's Jamela Alindogan reports on what's being done to keep them alive.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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