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Any ethnic minorities speak their native language here? watch

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    And what is it?

    I'm Tamil, and my roots are in northern Sri Lanka, and I have noticed how there are many reports to potential loss of culture and especially our language. One key issue is that speakers are too embarrassed/ don't teach their children to speak Tamil, and thus culture is threatened also. This is as far to say english-medium schools are prevalent in India, which isn't a problem per say, but it does result in a crude mixing of languages that certainly doesn't appeal to me.

    There is a similar issue going on in Peru. The original language was Quechua, but over time and after the Spanish invasion, it got casted out. Now only people living in the highlands or with ties to the highlands speak it. Some words remain in the collectives mind, even in people who never spoke Quechua; but the language as a whole will most likely die as the country advances.

    The difference with Tamil -from what you said- is that people here aren´t embarrassed of speaking Quechua, Quechua has just become impractical...

    Chayanan wañuy ruma simi...
    *Language destined to die*
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