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Indigenous Languages Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Sponsored by Center for Latin American Studies, Stanford University Libraries
October 14, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
El Centro Chicano (at the front of Old Union, on the Stanford campus)

To celebrate the thousands of indigenous languages across the world, the United Nations has declared 2019 the International Year of Indigenous languages. From the Penutian languages of the San Francisco Bay area to the Pahoturi River languages of Papua New Guinea, language is used to share information and as a central part of our cultures and identities. Despite the work done by anthropologists and linguists on the world’s indigenous languages, information about the languages indigenous to where we live and work is hard to find and especially so for those with a personal connection to these languages. As part of the celebration of the International Year of Indigenous Languages, the Stanford Department of Linguistics, the Stanford Libraries, the Center for Latin American Studies, and other campus groups are working together to host this Wikipedia edit-a-thon on Indigenous Peoples’ Day to help spread and share knowledge of the world’s indigenous languages.