The Endangered Language Alliance (ELA), mentioned in the video, has tons of information on their site about protecting humanity’s languages, and why it’s so important.
When we lose a language we lose the knowledge that comes from its speakers. We can no longer pass down information across generations, and sometimes we lose the ability to deeply connect with our cultures.
Language, like food, art, or dance, is an important part of so many people’s identity. The more that we’re able to support endangered languages across the world and maintain rich and diverse cultural traditions, the more we can all benefit! We are now more fortunate than ever to be able to communicate freely across cultures and find ways to preserve important parts of our social fabric, such as language.