Wichita - a dying native language

Doris McLemore, 83, is the last fluent speaker of a dying native American language.

    There are more than 7,000 languages currently spoken in the world but many are not recorded and do not have a written form.

    Unesco warns that by the end of this century, more than half of these are likely to disappear.

    One of those dying languages is Wichita - a native American tongue.

    Doris McLemore, 83, is the last fluent speaker of Wichita.

    Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds travelled to Taah-leqwah in Oklahoma to meet her.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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