Linguistics

Linguistics

Language not only communicates, it defines culture, nature, history, humanity, and ancestry. The indigenous languages of the Arctic have been formed and shaped in close contact with their environment. They are a valuable source of information and a wealth of knowledge on human interactions with nature is encoded in these languages. If a language is lost, a world is lost. This deep knowledge and interconnectedness is expressed in Arctic song, subsistence practices, and other cultural expressions but especially in place names across the Arctic. Place names of the indigenous peoples reflect subsistence practices, stories, dwelling sites, spawning sites, migratory routes of animals, and links to the sacred realms of the indigenous peoples of the north.

(Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010.)

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Languages displaying an increase in absolute numbers of speakers, proportion of speakers and net population.

ABA 2013 Table 20 01 

Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA) 2013.

Table 20.1. Languages displaying an increase in absolute numbers of speakers, proportion of speakers and net population.

 

Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF)

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Meltofte, H. (ed.) 2013. Arctic Biodiversity Assessment. Status and trends in Arctic biodiversity. Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna, Akureyri.

Change in population (estimated percentages) for 47 indigenous groups between 1989 and 2010.

ABA 2013 20 02 Populationsize 

Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA) 2013.

Figure 20.2. Change in population (estimated percentages) for 47 indigenous groups between 1989 and 2010.

 

Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF)

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Meltofte, H. (ed.) 2013. Arctic Biodiversity Assessment. Status and trends in Arctic biodiversity. Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna, Akureyri.

Languages with the greatest increase and decrease in numbers of speakers.

ABA 2013 Table 20 02 

Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA) 2013.

Table 20.2. Languages with the greatest increase and decrease in numbers of speakers.

 

Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF)

www.caff.is 

The data can be downloaded freely.

Users are requested to reference it source.

Meltofte, H. (ed.) 2013. Arctic Biodiversity Assessment. Status and trends in Arctic biodiversity. Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna, Akureyri.

Vitality of Arctic languages as classified by UNESCO (2012).

ABA 2013 20 04 Vitality 

Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA) 2013.

Figure 20.4. Vitality of Arctic languages as classified by UNESCO (2012).

 

Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF)

www.caff.is 

The data can be downloaded freely.

Users are requested to reference it source.

Meltofte, H. (ed.) 2013. Arctic Biodiversity Assessment. Status and trends in Arctic biodiversity. Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna, Akureyri.

Map showing the languages colour coded after their vitality status as noted by UNESCO.

ABA 2013 20 05 Map LanguageVitality 

Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA) 2013.

Figure 20.5.Map showing the languages colour coded after their vitality status as noted by UNESCO.

 

Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF)

www.caff.is 

The data can be downloaded freely.

Users are requested to reference it source.

Meltofte, H. (ed.) 2013. Arctic Biodiversity Assessment. Status and trends in Arctic biodiversity. Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna, Akureyri.

 

UNESCO Interactive Atlas of the Worlds Languages in Danger 2012. http://www.unesco.org/culture/languages-atlas/ [accessed 14 December 2012]

UNESCO 2012. Endangered languages of Indigenous peoples of Siberia. http://lingsib.iea.ras.ru/en/ [accessed 14 December 2012]

ABA 2013. Appendix 20

ABA Appendix 20 1

Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA) 2013.

Appendix 20

Arctic indigenous languages status and trends. Data in the table was collected from census records and academic sources. Where possible, CAFF countries and indigenous peoples organizations (Permanent Participants to the Arctic Council) also provided statistical information.

 

 

Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF)

www.caff.is 

The data can be downloaded freely.

Users are requested to reference it source.

Meltofte, H. (ed.) 2013. Arctic Biodiversity Assessment. Status and trends in Arctic biodiversity. Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna, Akureyri.

The distribution of languages and language families in the Arctic.
ABA 2013 20 01 Map DistributionLanguages

Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA) 2013.

The distribution of languages and language families in the Arctic.

 

Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF)
www.caff.is
The data can be downloaded freely.
Users are requested to reference it source.
Meltofte, H. (ed.) 2013. Arctic Biodiversity Assessment. Status and trends in Arctic biodiversity. Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna, Akureyri.


UNESCO Interactive Atlas of the Worlds Languages in Danger 2012. http://www.unesco.org/culture/languages-atlas/ [accessed 14 December 2012]


UNESCO 2012. Endangered languages of Indigenous peoples of Siberia. http://lingsib.iea.ras.ru/en/ [accessed 14 December 2012]

Change in population (estimated) for 47 populations between 1989–2006.
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Change in population (estimated) for 47 populations between 1989–2006.

 

Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF)
www.caff.is 

The data can be downloaded freely.

Users are requested to reference it source.

i.e. Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010.

 

Note on information sources: Data used to compile the information for this analysis, came from a wide variety of sources both official and academic. Each of the CAFF countries where possible provided statistical information. The Indigenous Peoples organisations (Permanent Participants to the Arctic Council) provided information and further to these sources academic publications were utilised.

Estimated change in proportion of speakers for 44 Arctic languages between 1989–2006.
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Estimated change in proportion of speakers for 44 Arctic languages between 1989–2006.

 

Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF)
www.caff.is 

The data can be downloaded freely.

Users are requested to reference it source.

i.e. Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010.

 

Note on information sources: Data used to compile the information for this analysis, came from a wide variety of sources both official and academic. Each of the CAFF countries where possible provided statistical information. The Indigenous Peoples organisations (Permanent Participants to the Arctic Council) provided information and further to these sources academic publications were utilised.

Vitality of Arctic languages as classified by UNESCO.
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Vitality of Arctic languages as classified by UNESCO.

 

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Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF)
www.caff.is 

The data can be downloaded freely.

Users are requested to reference it source.

i.e. Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010.

 

1) Stotts, J., Chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council, pers.comm. 2010.

Languages displaying an increase in absolute numbers of speakers, proportion of speakers and net population.
Languages displaying an increase in absolute numbers of speakers proportion of speakers and net population

Languages displaying an increase in absolute numbers of speakers, proportion of speakers and net population.

 

Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF)
www.caff.is 

The data can be downloaded freely.

Users are requested to reference it source.

i.e. Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010.

 

Note on information sources: Data used to compile the information for this analysis, came from a wide variety of sources both official and academic. Each of the CAFF countries where possible provided statistical information. The Indigenous Peoples organisations (Permanent Participants to the Arctic Council) provided information and further to these sources academic publications were utilised.

The five Arctic peoples with largest increases in population size.
The five Arctic peoples with largest increases in population size.

The five Arctic peoples with largest increases in population size.

 

Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF)
www.caff.is 

The data can be downloaded freely.

Users are requested to reference it source.

i.e. Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010.

 

Note on information sources: Data used to compile the information for this analysis, came from a wide variety of sources both official and academic. Each of the CAFF countries where possible provided statistical information. The Indigenous Peoples organisations (Permanent Participants to the Arctic Council) provided information and further to these sources academic publications were utilised.

Languages with the greatest increase and decrease in numbers of speakers.
languages with the greatest increase and decrease in numbers of speakers 

Languages with the greatest increase and decrease in numbers of speakers.

 

Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF)
www.caff.is 

The data can be downloaded freely.

Users are requested to reference it source.

i.e. Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010.

 

Note on information sources: Data used to compile the information for this analysis, came from a wide variety of sources both official and academic. Each of the CAFF countries where possible provided statistical information. The Indigenous Peoples organisations (Permanent Participants to the Arctic Council) provided information and further to these sources academic publications were utilised.

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