Smithsonian Reaches Out to Indigenous Groups with Language Effort
"Recovering Voices: Partnerships on Endangered Languages and Knowledge Systems," is a new Smithsonian program to document endangered native languages. The project is a joint effort among Indigenous communities, the National Museum of the American Indian, the Center for Folk Life and Cultural Heritage, and the National Museum of Natural History.
Recovering Voices will document and archive indigenous languages to keep them from dying. It will also preserve indigenous knowledge and raise awareness for the need to protect them.
languages are spoken across the world.
The National Anthropological Archives is also working on
of manuscripts in their collections. These include
pages of grammars,
vocabularies, narratives, and other writings.
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