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Language: Aymara

  • Apr 08, 2012
  • 02:57 AM

Preserving Aymara language and culture on Wikipedia

Ruben Hilare-Quispe / Watching the Watchers
Among the nearly 90,000 active contributors to Wikipedia, there are many different motivations for editing. For some, it's a hobby; for others it's a mission to advance free knowledge. For Ruben Hilare-Quispe, contributing to Wikipedia is a way to promote and protect his language and culture.
  • Mar 15, 2012
  • 03:36 PM

Indigenous Focus: Chilean Government Announces Additional Initiatives to Save Indigenous Languagese

Laura Seelau, Ryan Seelau / I Love Chile News
This week the Chilean government announced two separate programs designed to preserve Indigenous languages and transmit them to the next generation. They will promote the teaching of Indigenous languages to urban youth and will allow Indigenous communities to design and implement their own projects for rescuing and preserving native tongues.
  • Feb 28, 2012
  • 04:23 PM

Mapuche: March for Mapuzungun Recognition

Red EIB indicated that Chile originally had eight spoken Indigenous languages, but now that number has dropped to four, and none of those four languages are spoken by more than one-third of their respective populations. The statement went on to say that action was required to reverse this trend.
  • Aug 04, 2011
  • 05:55 PM

Global Voices in Aymara: Preserving Indigenous Language Online

Eduardo Avila / Global Voices
One of the newest Global Voices Lingua sites is also its first in an indigenous language, Aymara. This native language is spoken by more than 2 million people across the Andes, especially in Bolivia and Peru, where it is among the official languages. There are also people who speak Aymara in parts of Chile and Argentina, as well as in the Aymara diaspora.