In most countries that were colonized, education is in the language of the colonizer, thus causing Indigenous languages to suffer greatly.
How do we protect languages on the brink of extinction? How do we educate the next generation about the languages spoken by their forefathers?
Cultural Survival has partnered with Radio Riverside in Upington, South Africa to produce a digital dictionary of over a thousand words with Ouma Katrina Esau.
Ouma Katrina is the last remaining fluent speaker of N/uu, an ancient African language.
Radio Riverside has produced several interviews with Ouma Katrina, and together with Cultural Survival, we have put together a dictionary with over 1000 N/uu words.
Produced by Shaldon Ferris (Khoisan)
Voices Nkuli from Radio Riverside and Ouma Katrina (N/uu)
"Lights in the forest by Ziibiwan, Used with Permission
"Burn your village to the ground", by The Halluci Nation, used with permission