(1) TOPIC GUIDES

Below you will find links to the topics that will be discussed in the SOCHUM

Cultural Extinction.pdf
Cultural Extinction.pdf

Cultural Extinction.pdf


(2) COMMITTEE DESCRIPTIONS

SOCHUM.pdf
SOCHUM.pdf

SOCHUM.pdf



(3) VIDEO GUIDES

Below you will find video guides to your topic. Click the links below to access.
To watch a video with a brief overview of extinct languages, click here
To watch a video with the 25 most endangered languages in the world, click here
To find out more about endangered languages in New York City, click here
To learn about how people are trying to preserve their culture through rap music, click here
To explore why language and cultural extinction threatens our survival, click here

(4) LINKS TO NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS (NGOs)

Below you will find some great links to nongovernmental organizations working on behalf of Cultural Extinction. Spend some time researching the organizations to get an idea of how you can propose solutions to the issue while in committee. Have fun!


(5) PRIMARY SOURCES

Get a closer look at the primary source documents mentioned in the topic guide.


(6) COUNTRY RESEARCH

Azerbaijan

Final_Data_Azerbaijan.pdf
Final_Data_Azerbaijan.pdf

Final_Data_Azerbaijan.pdf


To learn about Azerbaijani languages that are under threat, click here

Bolivia

Final Data- Bolivia.pdf
Final Data- Bolivia.pdf

Final Data- Bolivia.pdf


To read about how Bolivia is trying to protect indigenous people from extinction, click here
To find out more about cultural extinction in Bolivia, click here

Brazil

Final Data-BRAZIL.pdf
Final Data-BRAZIL.pdf

Final Data-BRAZIL.pdf


To explore why the indigenous peoples of Brazil are under threat, click here
To read about cultural extinction in Brazil, click here

Canada

Canada.pdf
Canada.pdf

Canada.pdf


To learn how global warming is destroying cultural traditions of the Inuit, click here
To explore how native languages face extinction in Canada, click here
To read about cultural extinction in Canada, click here

China

Final Data- CHINA.pdf
Final Data- CHINA.pdf

Final Data- CHINA.pdf


To learn about why traditional languages are under threat, click here
To explore cultural extinction in China, click here
To find out if Chinese languages can survive, click here

Ghana

Final_Data_Ghana.pdf
Final_Data_Ghana.pdf

Final_Data_Ghana.pdf


To read about the ethnic groups of Ghana, click here
To explore how researchers are trying to save dying languages in Ghana, click here

India

Final Data-India.pdf
Final Data-India.pdf

Final Data-India.pdf


To learn about how over 200 languages have been lost in India, click here
To find out how India is trying to protect its cultures, click here

Indonesia

Indonesia.pdf
Indonesia.pdf

Indonesia.pdf


To read about how local languages are dying out, click here
To find out more about the world's rarest language, click here

Iran

Iran.pdf
Iran.pdf

Iran.pdf


To explore how Jewish cultural and language traditions are being lost in Iran, click here

Japan

Final Data-JAPAN.pdf
Final Data-JAPAN.pdf

Final Data-JAPAN.pdf


To learn about cultural extinction in Japan, click here
To read about how Japan is trying to save Ainu culture, click here

Kenya

Final_Data_Kenya.pdf
Final_Data_Kenya.pdf

Final_Data_Kenya.pdf


To explore how languages are dying out in Kenya, click here

Mexico

Final Data-MEXICO.pdf
Final Data-MEXICO.pdf

Final Data-MEXICO.pdf


To read about cultural extinction in Mexico, click here
To learn how traditional languages are dying out, click here

Morocco

Final Data-MOROCCO.pdf
Final Data-MOROCCO.pdf

Final Data-MOROCCO.pdf


To explore cultural extinction in Morocco, click here
To read about cultural extinction in Morocco, click here

New Zealand

FInal Data- New Zealand.pdf
FInal Data- New Zealand.pdf

FInal Data- New Zealand.pdf


To learn about endangered cultures in New Zealand, click here
To explore an opinion about how minority cultures may become extinct, click here

Nigeria

Final Data-NIGERIA.pdf
Final Data-NIGERIA.pdf

Final Data-NIGERIA.pdf

Oman

Final_Data_Oman.pdf
Final_Data_Oman.pdf

Final_Data_Oman.pdf


To read about how some languages in Oman are dying out, click here
To learn about cultural extinction in Oman, click here

Peru

Peru.pdf
Peru.pdf

Peru.pdf

Philippines

FInal Data-PHILIPPINES.pdf
FInal Data-PHILIPPINES.pdf

FInal Data-PHILIPPINES.pdf


To explore how endangered languages are being revived, click here
To learn about how the Philippines is fighting to save languages, click here

Poland

Final Data-POLAND.pdf
Final Data-POLAND.pdf

Final Data-POLAND.pdf


To read about cultural extinction in Poland, click here
To find out how Jewish cultural traditions are dying out in Poland, click here

Romania

Final Data-ROMANIA.pdf
Final Data-ROMANIA.pdf

Final Data-ROMANIA.pdf


To explore how Jewish cultural traditions are in danger in Romania, click here

Russian Federation

Final Data-RUSSIA.pdf
Final Data-RUSSIA.pdf

Final Data-RUSSIA.pdf


To find out about cultural extinction in Russia, click here
To learn about Russia's 130 endangered languages, click here

Rwanda

Final Data-RWANDA.pdf
Final Data-RWANDA.pdf

Final Data-RWANDA.pdf


To find out how Rwanda is trying to save cultural traditions, click here
To learn about cultural extinction is Rwanda, click here

Sweden

Sweden.pdf
Sweden.pdf

Sweden.pdf


To learn about Saami culture in Sweden, click here
To review cultural extinction in Sweden, click here

Tuvalu

Final-Data-Tuvalu.pdf
Final-Data-Tuvalu.pdf

Final-Data-Tuvalu.pdf


To read about how climate change may eliminate Tuvalu cultural traditions, click here
To learn more about cultural extinction in Tuvalu, click here

Uganda

Final Data-UGANDA.pdf
Final Data-UGANDA.pdf

Final Data-UGANDA.pdf


To learn about cultural extinction in Uganda, click here

United Kingdom

Final Data-UNITED KINGDOM.pdf
Final Data-UNITED KINGDOM.pdf

Final Data-UNITED KINGDOM.pdf


To find out more about cultural extinction in the UK, click here
To explore cultural traditions of Cornwall, click here
To learn about the cultural traditions of Northern Ireland, click here

United States

Final Data-UNITED STATES.pdf
Final Data-UNITED STATES.pdf

Final Data-UNITED STATES.pdf


To find out how some minority languages are struggling to survive, click here
To explore the endangered languages of the United States, click here

Zambia

Zambia.pdf
Zambia.pdf

Zambia.pdf


To learn about cultural extinction in Zambia, click here
To explore how Zambia grapples with language challenge, click here