Saami and Canadian examples
We could all give hundreds of examples of similar quotes from the 1860s onwards from all Nordic countries in relation to the Saami (and Kven), and from Canada in relation to all the Indigenous/First Nations peoples and their languages.
The question is: do these attitudes still linger on, under all the nice phrases? Can one see them in the relative lack of funds and rights for revitalisation programmes and reversal programmes? Even in the best of situations?