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Speakers of endangered languages converge on Mall

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of eight musicians and craftsmen have traveled more than 6,000 miles from their home in southern Siberia to Washington in hopes of saving their culture from slow extinction. They're among the decreasing number of people from the Tuva Republic who speak Tuvan, one of more than a dozen endangered idioms represented at the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the...

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