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Acoma Pueblo’s Emergency Push to Save Its Language

Acoma Pueblo is considered the oldest continually inhabited community in North America. And only about a hundred people or so still speak the Acoma Keres language. Many of those fluent speakers gathered earlier this month in Acoma to record their voices, saving words, concepts and culture. They’re hoping that someday soon, young people will speak the language, too.

Becky Martin (left) and Ida Madalena contribute words to the Keres Language Recovery Project. MARISA DEMARCO / KUNM

Original Source: http://www.kunm.org/post/acoma-pueblo-s-emergency-push-save-its-language