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Pressures to assimilate killing Colombia's native tongues

Nearly half of country's 68 indigenous languages in danger of disappearing

With both Atlantic and Pacific coastlines and located close to Caribbean islands, Colombia has long been a crossroads for indigenous groups. In the 1500s, Spanish explorers reported that native peoples here spoke at least 300 distinct languages, many of which are now dying out.
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