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Language death

process when a language loses its last native speaker

Language death is when a language stops being used as a first language (also called mother language or native language) and as a second language, which it then becomes an extinct language. This is not to be confused with a dead language because dead languages still have second language speakers or users, such as Latin. The only widely known example of language revival, or a dead language becoming a living language again, is Hebrew.

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