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Photograph by Lynn Johnson for National Geographic

The Aka (tribe of India) have more than 26 words to describe beads. Beyond being objects of adornment, beads are status symbols and currency. This toddler will get this necklace at her wedding.

Lynn Johnson illustrates an article on vanishing languages around the world. See more photos by clicking on the image above.

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Written by Arhopala Bazaloides

August 8, 2012 at 2:08 pm

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