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How Many Languages? Linguists Discover New Tongues in China

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Science  17 Apr 2009:
Vol. 324, Issue 5925, pp. 332-333
DOI: 10.1126/science.324.5925.332a

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Researchers working in remote China have uncovered dozens of languages that had been hidden by mountainous terrain and administrative practice.