Endangered alphabets

I’ve long been fascinated by writing systems across languages and history. Languages, whether written or spoken, sometimes remind me of living organisms: Over time they not only change and adapt, but can become endangered and extinct.

To reduce the chances of language extinction, the Endangered Alphabets Project aims

to play an active role in preserving endangered cultures by using their writing systems to create artwork and educational materials.

Their Atlas of Endangered Alphabets provides writing samples as well as linguistic history. You can search the Atlas from an embedded map or by text.

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