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How to revive a 500-year-old dying language - Kristang

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Until two years ago, university student Kevin Martens Wong had never even heard of his ancestral tongue, let alone spoken it.

The Singaporean linguist was researching endangered languages when he stumbled upon Kristang in a book. As he dug deeper, he realised it was the language of his maternal grandparents.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-38592216

1 year ago

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/QuadraticLingual

Nice article you found, I liked it!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JessePaedia
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This is fascinating, they should consider making a Duolingo course for Kristang.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EvaAnnDans

Yes I would be so delighted if there was a course in New Zealand Maori: Te Reo.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/swimmup

wow

1 year ago