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The term “dead language” is also used to refer to a language which is obviously on the way to death. In the Americas, for example, several Native American languages are known to a handful of older speakers, who may use them for communication, but these languages are obviously dying, as they are not used by the younger generation, and they have often stopped changing as well. In some communities, concerns about have led people to embark on programs which are designed to preserve these languages, and some communities have even tried to revive truly dead languages like Latin and Sanskrit.