New Dictionary Aimed At Preserving Dakhota Language

Published On: February 21st, 20230.4 min readCategories: Covid-19, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News

A new dictionary is aimed at preserving the Dakhota language.  A senior teaching specialist at the University of Minnesota who sits on the Minnesota Indian Language Committee says there are fewer than two-thousand people left who are fluent Dakhota speakers.  He says war, boarding schools where children couldn’t speak their language, and assimilation policies are factors that have led to the decline in Dakhota speakers.  The talking dictionary includes verbal pronunciations.

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