Wukchumni: The Dying Language


Marie Wilcox is the last person of the Wukchumni tribe that can speak the language fluently. She has devoted the past seven years of her life piecing together a Wukchumni dictionary for future scholars. Considering only around 200 people of her tribe still remain, it is unlikely her language will continue for very much longer. The video below explains how devoted Mrs. Wilcox is to saving her language.

 

 

via MentalFloss

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