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Last of the Yaghan people...
« on: June 06, 2019, 01:39:52 am »
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7107263/How-ancient-language-South-America-extinct.html

People may wonder why I might be in line with the Noble-Savage theory on this issue, but I value language and culture. For example, in a recent trip to County Donegal in Ireland, I failed to find any authentic Gaelic-language music/songs. Those only existed in July/August for the tourists. Basically, the English had wiped out the Irish language and culture, and the locals did not care.
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Re: Last of the Yaghan people...
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2019, 11:25:24 pm »
This is happening to the Quechua in South America as well.  The government sells the villagers' lands to corporations that only speak Spanish and then the villagers lose their independent, self-sufficient way of living and become dependent on the corporation, learning the corporation's language, etc.  All the wisdom of their ancestors will be lost and they will be forced to be wage slaves to purchase what they previously wrought with their own hands and minds.  Truly terrible.

 

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