This App Can Help Save A Dying Language!


Dying languages are, unfortunately, not something new. In fact, this has become a common occurrence in many cultures. But language is one of the greatest tools to keep a culture alive, so when a language starts to disappear, the culture suffers inevitably. If I were to give examples of such a case, the list would surely be a long one. This is more common with old languages like Latin and Ancient Greek that are not in common use today. 

Globalisation has its upsides, but it also guarantees a lower exposure to cultural heritage, especially for newer generations.    

Woolaroo wasade keeping this in mind.

What is Woolaroo?

This App Can Help Save A Dying Language!

Woolaroo is an app – a blessing in disguise for dying or rare languages. It  aims to provide a common platform for such languages so that interested people can learn and share them, thus saving indigenous language.

It is a much needed  Google Art & Culture experiment.

 Woolaroo is compatible both on IOS and Android which ensures accessibility for all.

How does it work?

This App Can Help Save A Dying Language!

The working of this app is uncomplicated and easy for everyone to understand. It is an open-source platform, which means that many communities will be able to use it for their particular languages. Woolaroo app can be used to add and edit entries, and for keeping a record of words from the focussed languages and their meanings. Thus, you can add new words from languages whenever you come across them.

 This app will allow you to create a database for your language of interest, which can then be learned by anyone. 

What are the languages Woolaroo supports presently?

This App Can Help Save A Dying Language!

A few of the many languages that Woolaroo is supporting presently are Louisiana Creole, Calabrian Greek, Yang Zhuang, Sicilian, Nawat, Rapa Nui, and a few more. The first language that this app took up was Yugambeh. Yugambeh is a disappearing language from Australia.

With proper marketing and use, Woolaroo can help  sustain  languages to a considerable extent. 

Feel free to add languages (or just words) on this app and support the world in retaining them!

If you liked reading this, you will love: Ever Wondered Why The English Language Has Words From So Many Languages?


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