Languages and Endangered Languages along the Silk Roads
Throughout history, thousands of languages have been spoken along the lengths of the Silk Roads, both land and maritime. These languages have been one of the major means of transmission of knowledge, beliefs, traditions and customs between peoples alongside the historic Silk Roads and into societies and communities far beyond. However, despite their historic vibrancy, not all of these languages have survived until today: some continue to be spoken whilst others are endangered or have become extinct. Those that are endangered or extinct have been recorded on the UNESCO list of World Languages in Danger.
Learn more about the languages in the UNESCO Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger.
The Silk Roads Online Platform provides information about the languages of the historic Silk Roads.
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World Natural Heritage, Biosphere Reserves and Geoparks alongside the Silk Roads
|Title Sort descending||Type||Country|
|Bundala||Biosphere reserves||Sri Lanka|
|Mae Sa-Kog Ma||Biosphere reserves||Thailand|
|Touran||Biosphere reserves||Iran (Islamic Republic of)|
|Arasbaran||Biosphere reserves||Iran (Islamic Republic of)|
|Bogd Khan Uul||Biosphere reserves||Mongolia|
|Can Gio Mangrove||Biosphere reserves||Viet Nam|
|Cat Ba||Biosphere reserves||Viet Nam|
|Chitwan National Park||World Natural Heritage||Nepal|
|Cilento and Vallo Di Diano||Biosphere reserves||Italy|
|Colchic Rainforests and Wetlands||World Natural Heritage||Georgia|
|Cu Lao Cham - Hoi An||Biosphere reserves||Viet Nam|