aychico546 wrote:After learning a bit about the indigenous salvadorean culture, I become interested in learning the endangered language of the Pipils. Náhuat, as it's known in El Salvador, is only spoken by a few hundred, perhaps only dozens of people in the Western part of the country and nearly no where else.
Much effort is being made in trying to revive the language by teaching it as a second language in the schools of the area.
Me da mucho orgullo mis raices indigenas.
Really? That's so nice to hear. I'll definitely go around those parts next time I'm in El Salvador.aychico546 wrote:I just recently met a family who hails from Santo Domingo de Guzman in Sonsonate, and they seemed unaffected by the endangerment of the language/culture.
Well, that's because there was never any Pipil culture there to begin with. The Lencas are the one who used to live there. (The Lempa River was the primary division between their land and that of the Señorío de Cuzcatlán.)My family is from San Miguel, which is pretty much on the other side of the country and the Pipil culture is nearly invisible.
Well, discrimination against the ancient culture has been traditionally very high for a long time, typical of conquered territories, the governments just made it worse...Then again, you can't blame individuals for not being interested in their culture, but more the goverment(atleast in El Salvador) for the years of persecution that eventually created this vast disinterest.
Too bad the contents have not been made public. Well, I already requested to join the group (wow... it's not even automatic, but they have to accept you...), and also sent them a message. Hopefully they'll respond soon.aychico546 wrote:The thread seemed to be pretty dead, so I wanted to come on here and make a quick announcement that facebook has a great online lessons for Pipil Nawat. Here is the link for all those interested!
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