Monday, March 21, 2016

Spanish is NOT the language of Mexico (video)

Nican Tlaca University of Cemanahuac (NTUC); Xochitl, Crystal Quintero, Wisdom Quarterly
Speaking the language of the oppressor is fine, but not speaking your language is a crime. Speak Spanish to communicate, but Nahautl is the language of Mexico and the Southwest.
(NTUC) Brief video with narration by Ome-Coatl, demonstrates how to pronounce some basic words in the Nahuatl (na-waa) language.

latimes.comIf anyone says that English is the language of the imperial oppressor -- the invader, the conqueror, the destroyer of Native Americans and pre-Columbian culture, s/he has to remember that so is Spanish. Both the Spanish and British came as imperial armies to exploit the land and consequently decimated the population of 100 million that we pretend was nonexistent and in need of "saving."

Mexica One Flower dance (Florentine Codex)
The Europeans did a number on the Americas, and one of the worst most consequential crimes was the banning and stamping out of Native American languages, such as Nahautl of the Aztecs/Mexica tribe and Mestizo descendants. There is a movement to bring it back and with it reclaim the culture that was taken away. Nahuatl is a group of languages in the Uto-Aztecan language family in Mesoamerican history.

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