Some 2,500 languages face extinction: UNESCO official

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Nearly 2,500 languages worldwide are at risk of extinction, a Turkish official with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said on Feb. 21.

In an exclusive interview with Anadolu Agency, Öcal Oğuz, chairman of the Turkish National Commission for UNESCO, said nearly 7,000 languages are spoken worldwide.

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