· February, 2013

Proposals Endangered Languages from February, 2013

Mexico: Audio-visual Record of the Zapotec Language

  February 28, 2013

This project Involves recording and audio-visual collective by young Zapotec. Zapotec of the Sierra Sur region of Oaxaca, Mexico, by capturinge very day images of the community and its description intheir own oral language with translation in to Spanish by using OjoVoz, an application installed on mobile phones and real-time Such publication of content on a website (Spanish-Zapotec).

Bolivia: Pacha Chipa (Cosmos’ web)

  February 27, 2013

I'd like to record (photo, video and sound) small groups of people that live near to the city (El Alto – An Andean City). They are cualified because they (older than sixty) live up to now, thanks to their native music. In other words, my ancestors keep our native culture thanks to the native music and they can teach us. I hope to accomplish these native groups share (through interactive communication) their reasons, characteristics, symbology.

Kenya: Using Media to Preserve the Nyala Language

  February 21, 2013

This project will help the Nyala community members to gain perspectives on the role of social media in language and culture preservation. Through a series of workshops, young community members will be trained and involved in documentation and dissemination of their language and culture using digital media and social networking tools such as Video and twitter.The project will produce audio and video documentation of Nyala traditional lifestyle.

Nigeria: Ibani Language Orthography Workshop

  February 21, 2013

The Ibani Language is the mother tongue of the Ibani people found in Bonny and Opobo Communities in Rivers State, Nigeria. The language is Endangered. We proposed to train and equip as many as possible Ibani youths and adults with skills to effectively write the language and teach others using social media. Lets Speak Ibani is our facebook group page doing this for more than a year now, we hope give more tools to our people and engage them more.