In this photo taken Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, eighty-year-old Mu'u Ka'angena speaks 

In this photo taken Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, eighty-year-old Mu'u Ka'angena speaks to a graduate student, documenting his dying tribal language in the aboriginal Kanakanvu mountain village of Dakanua, southern Taiwan. In a race against time, a dedicated Taiwanese linguist is trying to save the historically important aboriginal dialect of Kanakanvu, spoken by only 10 people, from extinction. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)
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In this photo taken Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, eighty-year-old Mu'u Ka'angena speaks to a graduate student, documenting his dying tribal language in the aboriginal Kanakanvu mountain village of Dakanua, southern Taiwan. In a race against time, a dedicated Taiwanese linguist is trying to save the historically important aboriginal dialect of Kanakanvu, spoken by only 10 people, from extinction. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)
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