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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.

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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