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How fast is the number of languages spoken today decreasing/increasing?

Speciation and extinction From one ancestral language (e.g. latin), several languages are born (e.g. spanish, portuguese, french, italian, romanian, ...). Languages therefore speciate. Such ...
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What is the definition of “rare language”?

The term "rare languages" is sometimes used in newspaper headings, blog posts, etc. For example: This Innovative Platform Ensures That Kids in India Have Access to Stories in Their Mother Tongue, The ...
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Why do we have interest in (dying) language preservation?

When we read the news related to dying languages, normally this is painted as bad news and it's really important to preserve the language, see Language at risk of dying out (Guardian) or Digital tools ...
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What languages are expected to “die off” in the near future and why?

I am curious about what languages are projected to "die off" in the near future, say within 10, 50, or 100 years from now. My questions in particular: What and where are these languages exactly? ...