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A language under attack: China’s campaign to sever the Uighur tongue

By Rustem Shir, Research Associate with the Uyghur Human Rights Project Of the 7,111 languages being spoken around the world, 41 per cent can be classified as endangered, meaning that face-to-face use by speakers across generations is in decline. At first glance, it may seem inaccurate to designate the Uighur language as endangered – more […]