Forty percent of world population does not learn in their primary language, says U.N.

NEW YORK — On Sunday, International Mother Language, the United Nations has warned that linguistic diversity is increasingly threatened, stating that 40% of the world’s population does not primarily learn in their native language.

The new statistics indicate that at least 43% of the 6,000 languages ​​currently spoken around the world are at risk of disappearing.

Despite there being thousands of native languages still in use, only a few hundred are given importance in educational systems. Furthermore, fewer than a hundred languages ​​are used in the digital world.