Revitalization of Indigenous Languages
Indigenous peoples and languages in Latin America and the Caribbean: current situation and prospects
Series: Rights and Interculturality, No. 2, 2020
It is estimated that more than 50 million people live in Latin America, who self-identify as indigenous and many of whom struggle to preserve and use their languages in difficult circumstances. More than 550 indigenous languages still survive, a third of which are severely threatened and at risk of being silenced, despite the fact that most Latin American countries have legal norms that establish at least the obligatory nature of their study and safeguarding and in some cases even its official status (López, 2009a).