The United Nations cultural agency UNESCO says more than 100 languages in Australia are in danger of extinction.

The latest edition of UNESCO’s atlas of world languages in danger was launched in Paris yesterday and shows almost half the 6,700 languages spoken worldwide could disappear.

Sarah Cutfield from the Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies says the map is a great resource for those working to preserve traditional languages.

Original ABC article

UNESCO media release

Access to digital atlas

Unesco Endangered languages Worldmap (9M PDF)