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Globalization and Oral traditions: Some Remarks on Indigenous Orality in the Amazon

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ALCHAZIDU Athena

Year of publication 2020
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Obra digital. Revista de comunicación
Citation
Web http://revistesdigitals.uvic.cat/index.php/obradigital/issue/view/23/12
Keywords Indigenous Oral traditions; Intangible cultural heritage; Amazon region
Description Indigenous orality represents an important part in the everyday life of the Ameriandian communities from the Ecuadorian Amazon region. It is important to see a symptom of serious threats in this phenomenon that can lead to the extinction of these indigenous languages. According to recent research, several languages spoken in the communities of Ecuador are considered to be in danger of extinction. Effective prevention can be promoted by academic projects focused on encouraging indigenous speakers of all generations to use the language regularly in ordinary situations. In this way, indigenous languages can become the language of instruction used in official educational institutions. Within this context it is obvious that indigenous orality plays a key role.
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