Selected projects in Madrid on International Mother Language Day

Proposals have been selected from Mexico, Panama, Chile, Peru, Uruguay, Colombia, Argentina, Costa Rica, Paraguay and Ecuador, which will be presented in a virtual forum this week.

The IberCultura Viva and Ibermemoria Sonora cultural cooperation programs promoted by Segib promote 16 projects focused on preserving, highlighting and promoting the use of the indigenous languages ​​of the region.

The winners came from the “Cenzontle: A Window to the Indigenous Languages ​​of Ibero-America” ​​campaign, which was endowed with $16,500.

Their work is directed towards the preservation, recording, research, dissemination, teaching, management or evaluation of indigenous languages ​​of Ibero-America.

The Minister of Ibero-American Cooperation, Lorena Larios, stressed this

The programs are essential and their work at the community level and their delivery contribute to highlighting and promoting the rich indigenous culture of the region.

Books, songs, dictionaries, and audio-visual resources will, to a large extent, be the tools used by communities.

For example, a Mexican initiative seeks to integrate a gender perspective into the indigenous Tojolapal, Tsiltal, and Tzotsil languages ​​by creating and incorporating terms such as “equality,” “feminism,” or “stereotype” into their vocabulary.

Another idea promotes a dictionary to promote and revitalize indigenous languages ​​in Peru, while from Chile, a community is promoting a Mapuche audio archive.

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