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The last speaking man who speaks Zaparo

Posted by rod - 05.09.2013

Keeping an ancient language alive can be quite tricky especially when you are stuck in the rainforest with only a few people around you. In this case Zaparo is the endangered Ecuadorian language which is spoken by Ushabi. The ministry of Heritage of Ecuador decided to intervene in oder to preserve the language together with Ad agency Grey. Similar to the Cameroon Busuu language Zaparo received a song that was created by Juan Fernando Velasco. Juan Fernando translated his hit songs “Yo naci aqui”, a song about national pride and loving your country into Zaparo.

The song received plenty of media attention and above all it got the people to sing in Zaparo.

The last speaking man who speaks Zaparo

The last speaking man who speaks Zaparo The last speaking man who speaks Zaparo

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