Our Story

Who We Are

We are living through the world’s greatest cultural extinction event, in which languages, cultures and traditions worldwide are disappearing at an unprecedented rate. Presently, 1 language dies every 2 weeks. With languages loss, inevitably comes the loss of traditions and culture that have been part of a people and a way of life for thousands of years.

With an academic background in language policy and language endangerment, our founder Inky witnessed how numerous organisations document and archive languages, never to be in the public domain.

As the child of a culture whose language is facing impending extinction (Buryat), she realised that the only real way to save these languages is by getting more people to speak them.

What We Do

Tribalingual is a platform whose mission is to facilitate the preservation of intangible cultural heritage. Focusing initially on the preservation of endangered languages, we enable teachers from communities around the world to teach an international audience, thereby spreading and preserving culture and providing a salary and meaning to remote communities.

We’re always looking for passionate and committed individuals to join us on the mission to protect disappearing cultures. If you’d like to be involved by contributing your time then we’d love to hear from you. Email us at hello@tribalingual.com and someone from the team will get back to you!