Pushing Boundaries: Saving the Arapaho Language from the Brink of Extinction

“The Arapaho language, native to the Great Plains, is at risk of disappearing. Fewer children are learning the linguistic traditions from their elders, making an invaluable oral archive of traditional knowledge vulnerable to being lost.”

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“The project is not just about preserving the language, although that’s important enough. It’s also about preserving the stories, the narratives, the songs and the ethnohistory of their tribe. It helps document a different way of looking at the world.”

 

SOURCE: CU Boulder TodayThe Arapaho Language Project 

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