Your question: Is Cantonese going extinct?

According to these experts, Cantonese isn’t dying at all. For now. “From a linguistic point of view, it’s not endangered at all. It’s doing quite well compared to other languages in the China region,” said Mr Lau.

Is Cantonese a dying language?

It’s the native language of one out of every 112 people on the planet. There are more native speakers of Cantonese than there are of 99.64% of all of the languages on earth. Cantonese has more native speakers than Thai, Ukrainian and Dutch, and only slightly less than Italian. So, no, Cantonese is not a dying language.

Is Cantonese being phased out?

No, it is being phased out by the large number of mainland Chinese tourists visiting Hong Kong.

Is Cantonese in decline?

Since the promotion of Mandarin from the 1990s, the number of Cantonese speakers has been dropped to less than 30% according to an unofficial statistic years later, most of who are the elder generations. Besides the decline of Cantonese in Guangzhou, there is also fear of Cantonese declining in Hong Kong.

Will Cantonese survive?

But in recent years, the use of Cantonese has seen a decrease at places of work and in education due to the national promotion of Mandarin, which has led to a decline in the number of Cantonese users. …

Is Cantonese dying 2021?

According to these experts, Cantonese isn’t dying at all. For now. “From a linguistic point of view, it’s not endangered at all. It’s doing quite well compared to other languages in the China region,” said Mr Lau.

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Will Cantonese be on duolingo?

Cantonese is the 19th largest language by number of native speakers. Duolingo now has 33 courses for native English speakers. This means that Cantonese is spoken by more natives than at least 14 of the courses currently offered on Duolingo. “Just learn Mandarin.