Language shift and language death: the case of Rama in Nicaragua

  title={Language shift and language death: the case of Rama in Nicaragua},
  author={Colette G. Craig},
The Autonomy Project for the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua presently under discussion in that country has generated new interest in all the indigenous languages of the region. As language policies are being formulated and rapidly implemented, there is an urgent need for a better assessment of the linguistic Status of the various languages of the coast. The Rama are the least known of the various ethnic groups of the Atlantic Coast. Prior to the present study, it was widely believed in Nicaragua… Expand

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