Easter Island and The Rongorongo Script – 1864

When thinking about Easter Island (Rapa Nui), invariably the first thing that comes to mind is the 887 monolithic Moai or moʻai human figures carved on the slopes of the volcanic crater of Rano Raraku between the years 900 and 1500 A.D by the Rapa Nui people.

Rotokas Language: The Shortest Alphabet in the World

Rotokas language is spoken by about 4,000 people on Bougainville, an island east of New Guinea, in the province of Papua New Guinea. The language is only one of the 18 languages spoken in Bougainville, with just four languages in decline.

Pirahã Language: Brazil’s Challenge to Modern Linguistics

Pirahã, a hunter-gatherer tribe numbering around 700 lives along the Maici River in the Amazon Forest of North-western Brazil. This tribe speaks Piraha Language

Quipu: The Talking Knots – 1st Millennium AD

Quipu, also known as Khipu or Talking Knots, were devices used in the Inca Empire to count, keep census records, etc.
Quipu The Talking Knots – 1st Millenium AD

Silbo Gomero: A Language That Consists Entirely Of Whistling

Silbo Gomero is the language spoken on the island of La Gomera, in the Canary Islands of Spain, and is made entirely from whistled sounds.
Silbo Gomero: A Language That Consists Entirely Of Whistling

Nushu: The Secret Language of Women

The word Nushu or Nu Shu, originally meant “woman’s writing”, as it was developed in secret by peasant women in the Hunan Province of China.
Nushu: The secret language of women