There are over 7000 languages in the world. However, about 2,000 of those languages have fewer than 1,000 speakers. Only a little over 200 languages are spoken in Europe, while more than 2,000 are spoken in Asia.
Here’s a look at some of the rare languages, where they are spoken and the number of speakers today:
In Nigeria, there are still four individuals who speak Njerep. The language is already extinct in Cameroon. It is critically endangered as the youngest person still speaking the language was born in the 1940s.
Varying reports about the actual number of active speakers of Paakantyi exist.
Taushiro, a language of native Peru, is spoken in the region of the Tigre River. Those who spoke the language usually only counted up to ten, using their fingers. For instance, to say “one” in Taushiro, you’d say
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