As their nation sinks, Tuvaluans raise their language

But the celebrations have reflected an urgency among Tuvaluans who are trying to keep their culture alive and strong, while their small island nation is sinking.

Academic pleas for Vanuatu to save languages

RNZI reports Emeritus professor Lynch, who has retired in Vanuatu, said there are over 100 languages in Vanuatu, and people there lack the urgency needed to preserve them.