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Foundation for Endangered Languages

The Foundation for Endangered Languages (FEL) supports, enables and assists the documentation, protection and promotion of endangered languages. This website describes our activities, and includes our newsletter Ogmios and details of our conferences.


FEL XX conference (our 20th conference) Language colonization and endangerment: long-term effects, echoes and reactions, University of Hyderabad, India, 9-12 December 2016 NOTE DATE CHANGE!

See examples of the projects we support through our grants

Ogmios 60 (August 2016), latest issue of Ogmios, the FEL newsletter

FEL news and web stories on Endangered Languages 




The aims of the Foundation are:
  • to raise awareness of endangered languages, both within and beyond their communities
  • to support the use of endangered languages in all domains and contexts
  • to monitor linguistic policies and practices, and to seek to influence appropriate authorities
  • to support the documentation of endangered languages through financial assistance, training, and the publication of results
  • to collect and make available information of use in the preservation of endangered languages