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The Endangered Language Archive (ELAR) is a digital repository preserving and publishing endangered language documentation materials from around the world. The materials we hold are digital, and are freely available (after free registration).

ELAR was originally funded by Arcadia and is part of the Library of SOAS University of London.

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Documentation of fishing practices among the Dwang

James Essegbey

Documentation of the fishing practices of the Dwang communities who live around the south of the Volta Lake....

Documentation and grammar of Gutob (Munda)

Judith Voß

Annotated audio-video corpus of Gutob (ISO gbj), an endangered Munda language....

Recording and archiving Barayin (Jalkiya) language data

Joseph Lovestrand

Documentation of Barayin, a Chadic language of Chad....

The production of Golpa language documentation material to be used by community members: dictionary, sketch grammar and more analyzed stories

Juliane Kabisch-Lindenlaub

Golpa language material that can be used by community members: a dictionary, a sketch grammar that can be understood by the layperson....

Documentation of the South Eastern Huastec

Ana Kondic

Audio, video, annotation files, and teaching materials for South Eastern Huastec, an endangered language of Mexico....

A Digital Documentation of Panará

Bernat Bardagil Mas

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Documenting Iranxe-Mỹky, an endangered isolate language of Brazilian Amazonia

Bernat Bardagil-Mas

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The documentation and ethnolinguistic analysis of Modern South Arabian: Shehret

Janet Watson

An auto-visual documentation of the Shehret language spoken in Dhofar, Oman, which includes data from three dialect groups of Shehret: western, centra...

Description and documentation of the Kakabe language

Alexandra Vydrina

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The language of Meibi, a sacred variety of Meithei

Karen Parker

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Documentation of the Baja California Yuman Languages Kumeyaay and Ko'alh

Margaret Field

Documenting the Baja California Yuman Languages Kumeyaay and Ko'alh through transcription of narratives....

The documentation and ethnolinguistic analysis of Modern South Arabian: Mehri

Janet Watson

An audio-visual documentation of the Mehri language spoken in Oman, Yemen and southern Saudi Arabia....

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Anyone can browse the ELAR catalogue of endangered language collections and can learn about the materials ELAR holds.
To listen and watch the recordings in the collections you need to register as a user and agree to the Terms and Conditions of using ELAR. Registration is free, and after registration all materials are openly accessible to you. Some sensitive materials require special access permissions, and as a registered user you can apply for access to these resources.
To apply for an account, you must provide your real name. We do not allow anonymous accounts or fictitious identities. Accounts for ordinary user access are automatically granted on application.

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