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Indigenous languages thriving in Colombia
More of country's communities speaking their native languages than in any time in recent memory.
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2011 16:44

More of Colombia's indigenous peoples are speaking their native languages than at in any time in recent memory.

Thanks to a two-decades old change in education policy that ended a prohibition on teaching Indian languages, indigenous communities have become increasingly confident about speaking their own languages.

Indigenous organisations estimate that 80 per cent of the country's 1.4 million Indians speak a native language - up from around 60 per cent three decades ago.

Al Jazeera's Toby Muse has more from Bogota.

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