Digitalization could preserve minority languages, MEP says

Euractiv | Jun 29, 2020 at 6:27 PM
  • An increased reliance on digitalization could help to preserve minority languages despite the English language dominating online.
  • In the EU and UK, with a population of around 500 million people, there are 40 to 50 million people who speak one of its 60 regional and minority languages, but some such vernaculars are at serious risk of extinction.
  • Analyzing the open web environment, the percentage of English language websites is 59.5%, according to W3Techs, a marketing company specialized in the research of the Internet population by language.