The global internet tycoon, Google, has initiated a grand project to preserve the languages and dialects that are on the verge of being extinct.
The giant search engine has designed a website named as Endangeredlanguages.Com that will give an opportunity to linguists, scholars and literary men to share their information and knowledge regarding different languages spoken in all parts of the world.
This site will work as a forum for the sharing and storing of precious information about languages and dialects via audio, video and text technologies.
This is a remarkable step that Google has taken with a view to save the valuable culture of the humanity.
However, despite this timely initiative, it is expected that only half of the 7, 000 languages will survive by the end of the calendar century.
For being the strongest source of expression, language has been an integral part of the human heritage since the very outset of the planet.
Language contributes almost 80 percent to the creation and transaction of knowledge, skills, experiences and expertises.
Google’s new language support programme, which is being managed by Clara Rivera Rodriguez and Jason Rissman, is likely to save many ancient and modern languages that are facing serious threats.
Indeed, this is the greats favour to the humanity ever done. Google has once again proved that it is the most powerful player in the competitive cyber world.
Thus, the endangered language project by Google is poised to preserve a big part of the valued cultural heritage.