language revitalization

How digitization helps preserve languages

With a significant round of grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities going toward Native American language digitization projects earlier this year, along with several other recent projects to digitize indigenous languages across the world, it’s worth exploring how these projects can aid in language revitalization.

Native American tribes gather to kickstart International Decade of Indigenous Languages

Navajo, the most widely spoken indigenous language within US territory, is spoken by less than 200,000 people. In the coming decade, the UN plans to provide indigenous peoples with the support needed to preserve and revitalize their native languages.

TikTok Users Revive Secret African American Language

In the 18th Century, African American enslaved people developed a secret language that was used to encode private communication and also teach each other...

Language Revitalization Efforts Get Boost from Infrastructure Bill

In a meeting with President Joe Biden, the principal chief of Oklahoma’s Cherokee Nation Chuck Hoskin Jr. said that he believes the current administration’s...

Native American Languages Supported in two Senate Acts

The United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has passed two bipartisan acts geared to strengthen revitalization projects for Native American languages, S.989 and...

Weekly Shorts | May 28, 2021

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Google Launches App for Language Preservation

Google’s Arts & Culture team has recently launched Woolaroo, a new tool for learning and preserving Indigenous and vulnerable languages. Woolaroo is available as...