Reshared post from +Franklin Ross
This is sad. Imagine the culture of these people. Although I'm sure it was quite basic and simple, it was still a culture. And now it's gone.
Why did no one even try to salvage some record of this language. Recordings, perhaps? Or, since there are still some branches of the language group still in existence, a Rosetta stone type of project? Anything!
Last member of 65,000-year-old tribe dies, taking one of world’s earliest languages to the grave
Boa Sr, who died last week aged about 85, was the oldest member of the Great Andamanese, a group of tribes that are the descendants of early humans.