Languages becoming Revitalized

Tanner McDonald & Michael Vo

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It was considered impractically archaic and also too sacred to be spoken day-to-day. Hebrew was extinct until the 19th century when it was revived by Eliezer Ben-Yehuda. It is now spoken by over 7 million with most living in Israel.

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Since 1993, the Wampanoag have been working on a language revival led by the Wampanoag Language Reclamation Project. A few children have become the first native speakers of Wôpanâak in more than 100 years.

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Manx ceased to function as a community language during the first quarter of the 20th century. It has been revived by enthusiasts and the revival has gained strength in recent years.

Conflict caused by language reemergence

Because of the reemergence of Hebrew, more languages are taught and communication between people within Israel is harder.