[ too-vuh ]
/ ˈtu və /
noun, plural Tu·vas, (especially collectively) Tu·va for 1.
a member of a people living in the Tuva Autonomous Republic and adjacent areas.
the Turkic language of the Tuva people.
What Is Lost When A Language Goes Extinct?Are some languages able to express certain ideas better than others? Are there concepts that exist in particular languages and nowhere else? As more and more languages become extinct, linguists are realizing that they contain a type of knowledge beyond simply a different set of words and grammar. In the next fifty years, linguists believe that 3,500 languages will go extinct. As globalization has linked markets and communities, …
Also Tu·vin·i·an [too-vin-ee-uh n] /tuˈvɪn i ən/.
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