Mexican Languages at Risk of Extinction

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Of the 143 native languages in Mexico, 60 are at risk of being silenced forever, linguists say. (National Geographic News)

Use our resources to learn about Zapotec, Chatino, Seri, and other languages of the Americas.

A rural school in the tiny village of Punta Chueca, Sonora, Mexico, teaches students in both Spanish and Seri. Seri is the language of the indigenous residents of the region, which sits on the coast of the Gulf of California. Photograph by Lynn Johnson, National Geographic

A rural school in the tiny village of Punta Chueca, Sonora, Mexico, teaches students in both Spanish and Seri. Seri is the language of the indigenous residents of the region, which sits on the eastern coast of the Gulf of California.
Photograph by Lynn Johnson, National Geographic

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