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FounderFrederico Andrade, Daniel Bogre Udell, Lindie Botes[1]

Wikitongues is an American non-profit organization registered in New York. Its goal is to document all the languages in the world.[2] It was founded by Frederico Andrade, Daniel Bogre Udell and Lindie Botes in 2014.[3][4]

Oral histories[change | change source]

Wikitongues contributors in Montreal during Wikimania 2017.

By May 2016, 329 videos in over 200 languages were recorded for Wikitongues.[5] As of 2018, the amount of languages increased to 350 languages, or 5% of the languages in the world, with plans to increase the amount of languages to 1000 in the coming years.[6]

Poly[change | change source]

Poly is an open-source software program designed to be used to share and learn languages.[7] Wikitongues earned $52,716 USD combined from 429 backers on Kickstarter,[1] which helped Poly be developed. Poly is currently under development.[8]

Licenses[change | change source]

All videos recorded for Wikitongues are released under a CC-by-NC 4.0 license. It was recently made possible to use a CC-by-SA 4.0 license instead.[9]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kate Groetzinger (February 12, 2016). "Anyone can contribute to this dictionary of the world's dying languages". Quartz. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  2. Judith Duffy (28 June 2014). "Dinnae haud yer wheesht ... team collating all languages on planet lands in Scotland". Herald Scotland. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  3. "Wikitongues Press Release". Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  4. "Wikitongues: Biography". Kickstarter. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  5. Wikitongues (2016-11-04). "Hello from Wikitongues". Wikitongues. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  6. Nina Strochlic (2018-04-16). "The Race to Save the World's Disappearing Languages". National Geographic. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  7. Jared Goyette (February 23, 2016). "This nonprofit wants to build a tool to share and document all the world's languages". PRI. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  8. Wikitongues. "Share and learn every language in the world". Kickstarter. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  9. Wikitongues. "Wikitongues Licensing". Wikitongues. Archived from the original on 21 August 2017. Retrieved 9 May 2020.

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