The Endangered Languages Archive Repository is a digital corpus of preserved multimedia data for endangered languages. The collection of global data includes close to 500 languages, accessible as audio and video recordings in a multitude of genres, that is, as daily vernacular, performances, rituals, communication through the oral tradition, and so forth. However, ELAR also contains dictionaries, educational materials,,and so forth.

ELAR’s mission is to:

  • provide a safe long-term repository for language documentation collections.
  • train and support depositors in collection creation and preservation.
  • make collections available free of charge to researchers, communities and the public.
  • support users in discovering and accessing recordings.

These collections can be found at the ELAR online catalogue, and are free of charge and open acess.