Scots one of ‘most spoken Engangered Euro Languages’

Most spoken endangered languages in Europe by country.

A decade or so ago UNESCO listed Scots as ‘vulnerable’ and Gaelic ‘definitely endangered’. However the well respected EGIDS (Expanded Graded Intergenerational Disruption Scale) would now place Scots as ‘endangered’ due to the fragility of intergenerational transmission. This is why last year the team behind the Busuu language learning app listed Scots is one of 12 UK and European languages they identified as endangered. There was some coverage in the press at the time.

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