Which languages are truly about to die?

We hear a lot about “dying languages.” But which ones are really on the verge of extinction?
An intriguing (and somewhat irreverent) article published on Weirdworm identifies seven languages that are “hanging on by a thread.” Of the seven, most sound like languages that could be typical candidates for extinction. They have extremely long histories and are connected to a limited geographical area, but have slowly been absorbed or dominated by other languages: a classic recipe for language extinction.