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Links 1 through 2 of 2 by Latoya Peterson tagged indigenouslanguage

"More of Colombia's indigenous peoples are speaking their native languages than at in any time in recent memory.

"Thanks to a two-decades old change in education policy that ended a prohibition on teaching Indian languages, indigenous communities have become increasingly confident about speaking their own languages."

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As far as the records show, no one has spoken Shinnecock or Unkechaug, languages of Long Island’s Indian tribes, for nearly 200 years. Now Stony Brook University and two of the Indian nations are initiating a joint project to revive these extinct tongues, using old documents like a vocabulary list that Thomas Jefferson wrote during a visit in 1791. The goal is language resuscitation and enlisting tribal members from this generation and the next to speak them, said representatives from the tribes and Stony Brook’s Southampton campus.

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