They promote the use of native languages ​​in Oaxaca

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Within the framework of National Corn Day celebrated in recent days, the book was distributed free of charge in digital format. What is said about corn, written in the 16 native languages ​​spoken in the entity.

The edition is also available in printed format to be distributed in the communities where the indigenous language and thought workshops are held.

What is said about corn It includes stories, riddles, games and illustrations for children to illuminate, reported Víctor Cata, head of the Secretariat of Cultures and Arts of Oaxaca.

He explained that the edition is aimed at Oaxacan girls and boys with the intention of making visible and contributing to the revitalization and teaching of the original languages ​​of the entity, as part of the Footprint and Memory program, of the agency's project, Living Cultures: Languages ​​and Arts.

The official indicated that the content was made with the collaboration of the Indigenous Language and Thought Workshops team, with presence in 17 communities in the state.

Nunicorn in Mixtec; mookcorn in mixe; xubacorn in Zapotec; newcorn in Chocholteco, among other translations into Spanish, are found in the book, which also narrates the origin of corn, poems and riddles related to the grain and the products that are generated with it.

“The word is a sacred corn that the gods placed in our hearts,” say the Zapotecs, so that we do not forget what we are made of.

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