Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Indigenous Languages of the Caribbean

Indigenous Languages of the Caribbean:

an exciting new resource that was researched and prepared by Keisha Marie Josephs. This website contains noun and verb lists, in some cases accompanied by sound files to aid learners in acquiring the proper pronunciation, as well as samples of how to conjugate verbs and construct sentences. For each of the languages covered by this website, there are links to useful resources at the bottom of each language's page. Languages included in this website are: Arawak, Galibi, Taino, Karifuna, Garifuna, Warao, and "ghost languages" (languages for which we can find few remaining traces). This impressively designed and well organized website was launched only recently, and I warmly recommend it to visitors. Hopefully, such sites will spawn greater collaboration and aid local efforts toward language revival.

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