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An Effort to Save Endangered Languages
Every day, indigenous languages in Latin America are slipping away.
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Quechua-speaking children from Colquepata, Peru line up with linguist Susan Kalt in front of their school last summer.

(Susan Kalt)

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A farmer prepares to thresh wheat in Chuquisaca, Bolivia, a Quechua-speaking community.

(Susan Kalt)

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Filmmaker Roberto Olivares captures Silvestre Pantaleón, a native speaker of San Agustín Oapan Nahuatl, making rope in a documentary that bears his name.

(Jonathan Amith)

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Jonathan Amith, an anthropologist whose research focuses on Nahuatl languages of Mexico, records texts with Rutilia Barrera and Paula Pantaleón, two native speakers from San Agustín Oapan, Guerrero.

(Jonathan Amith)

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Indigenous linguists and educators at Universidad Mayor de San Simon in Cochabamba, Bolivia lead the effort to document and revitalize their languages.

(Susan Kalt)

An Effort to Save Endangered Languages

Every day, indigenous languages in Latin America are slipping away.

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