While the Kremlin rages at supposed crackdowns on Russian speakers abroad, it's rolling out a programme of linguistic homogenisation at home.
For the Greek government, having people speaking Macedonian Slavic in its territory did not sit well with its national ideology.
Funding cuts could finally decimate one of Britain's oldest surviving languages.
Less than half of teenagers fluent in Welsh think they'll go on to speak it as adults.
A unique language spoken by 2,500 people in central Sweden will start being taught in preschool.