Regional and minority languages in the European Union

January 31, 2019 10:00 am



Did you know that nearly half of the estimated six thousand languages spoken worldwide are at risk of disappearing entirely? In Europe, between 40 to 50 million people speak one of its 60 regional and minority languages (otherwise known as RMLs), but a number of these are in danger.

In this carefully researched report produced by the European Parliamentary Research Service, you can read further about the status of RMLs in the European Union.


Written by Mairead Finlay – Communication Trainee at the Terminology Coordination Unit of the European Parliament (Luxembourg). She has studied Translation at the University of Geneva and holds a BA in Politics and French from the University of Bristol.

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