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Thursday 11:13 AM

“When we lose languages we’re losing knowledge,” estimates show that of the more than 100 languages indigenous to what is now California, only half still have living speakers. “We’re losing not just a set of words, its grammar, we’re losing whole philosophical systems, oral-literature systems, ceremonial systems, and social systems along with the language. So language is one of an array of cultural phenomena that are going away.”

The Tongva Language

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