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A Maori warrior chants at a Haka during a Waitangi Day celebration, February 6, 2009, in Waitangi, New Zealand. The Maori are one of many groups that have struggled against the violent effects of colonization on their languages. (Photo: <a href="http://www.shutterstock.com/gallery-73509p1.html?cr=00&pl=edit-00" target="_blank">Patricia Hofmeester / Shutterstock.com</a>)

After Centuries of Colonial Violence, a Resurgence of Indigenous Language Learning

It’s a crisis point in history for Native American languages. Without a concerted effort to revitalize them, many will soon go extinct, succumbing to the generations-long effort to destroy them. “You could reasonably say every single Native American language, including the large ones, are endangered,” said linguist K. David Harrison, a National Geographic fellow teaching […]

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