In The News: Swedish Researchers Discover New Language

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In The News: Swedish Researchers Discover New Language

A group of Swedish linguists and researchers from Lund University identified a new language that has not been recognized outside of a small group in the Malay Peninsula. The language is being called “Jedek.”

“There are so many undocumented, undescribed languages that nobody has worked with,” Joanne Yager, a doctoral student at Lund University, told NPR. “But the difference here is … we didn’t know that it existed at all. Most languages that are undescribed and undocumented, we know that they exist.”

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