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Rescue education or dinosaurs


Despite the fact that the modern world claims that the information is king, they still survive their small isolated pockets, which are just in tradition and custom. Each group has its own unique language and ancient lifestyle. However, these groups are rapidly injured by extinction, as UNESCO has recently published in the comprehensive database of vulnerable languages.

Vanuatu (New Hebrides) has a total of 110 live languages. However, education must not be on Vanuatu 83, 83 islands in the Pacific Ocean. According to 1997 statistics, which have changed very little, 55.8% of children have reached the 6th year; 26% never go to school, and only 18.2% have a high school. Many parents can read or write and live under $ 1 a day.

A wide variety of young people in Vanuatu's different islands met at a workshop to learn how to translate their verbal language into writing in an international language. The majority of the students had only a very basic elementary education. These students live in a culture where ancient customs and traditions are passed on through the generations through the generations.

"This was the first time that most of us left home on our remote island and flew by plane or crossed an ocean," said Jesse, a two-year-old mother. Most students have never seen their language in writing.

Vanuatu has many endangered language nations, Ifo has been lost in the southern island of Erromango.

o Only one person speaking in Aore in East Santo
o Herr, another Erromanga language, only 6 remaining native speakers
o Only 8 people can use Araki in Santo's southern island
o Only 10 people speak Maragus Malekula
o Sowa on the Central Raga Island 20 native speakers
About 20 people use Nasari on the southwest coast of Malekula
o The Tambotala in Southwest Santo has 50 people to talk the language
o 50 people can use Mafea on East Santo
o Dixon Reef speaks 50 people in the southwestern Malekula
o 90 people speak on the Malekula Island in the east Repanbitip
90 people Use Lehalurup on Ureparapara Island
o Maiit is used only by 100 people in the southwestern part of Epi Island
o Wailapa was spoken by only 100 people in Southwest Santo
o Only 105 people speak can live on Koro on Gaua Island
o Hey w only spoke 120 people in the Torres Islands

The island of Santo has 8 other languages ​​where only 150 people can talk. Another five languages ​​have 200 native speakers.

The question is whether they are using the limited resources available, trying to keep these ancient languages ​​alive, while most children remain without education, qualifications or job search. While we all appreciate the beauty of ancient languages, is there a choice to rescue the living dinosaurs of the language or to educate the next generation?

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