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Is Yaghnobi an Endangered Language? April 23, 2007

Posted by Bahrom in Endangered Languages, Linguistics, Tajikistan, Yaghnobi.
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The Yaghnobi language is classified as endangered in the UNESCO Red Book of endangered languages. However, an SIL team who conducted a survey of the Yaghnobi language during 2003 and 2004 (Paul, et. al. 2005) concluded that the ethnolinguistic vitality of the Yaghnobi language is strong. Why the differing assessments?