Tribes | VOL. 10, ISSUE 59, March-April 2010 |

Vanishing Languages and Endangered Ecosystems

Biocultural Diversity Scientists maintain that there is an inextricable relationship between biological, cultural and linguistic diversities. It draws from anthropological, ethnobiological, and linguistic insights concerning the relationships of human language, knowledge, culture and practices with environment and nature. It has been proved through the work of Luisa Maffi, titled ‘On Biocultural Diversity: Linking Language, Knowledge and the Environment’ published in 2001 by the The Smithsonian Institute Press, that linguistic and biological diversity are inseparable and the strongest ecosystems are those...

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