Keeping the fire alive: a decade of language revitalization in Mexico

  title={Keeping the fire alive: a decade of language revitalization in Mexico},
  author={Jos{\'e} Antonio Flores Farf{\'a}n},
Abstract A decade ago innovative efforts were undertaken by a group of native and non-native professionals to safeguard and promote the cultural and linguistic heritage of a number of indigenous groups in Mexico. The initial focus was directed to the Nahua people, dwelling in the Balsas river basin in the state of Guerrero, Mexico. In this region roughly 40 thousand people still speak Mexicano as their native tongue. This article reviews the results and ongoing efforts of that decade-long… 

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