Indigenous Languages in El Salvador Reemerging After a Difficult Past

When speaking about indigenous languages in El Salvador, we have to take into account that there are three indigenous peoples in this country, Náhua Pipil, Lenca and Kakawira. They have their own characteristics, but they cooperate at the national level. The language that has been given the most attention is Nahuat, having a greater number of speakers and opportunities to be broadly disseminated. This is not the case with the Potón and Pisbi languages of the Lenca and Kakawira indigenous peoples, respectively, where the use of their languages must be strengthened in their communities, given that the speakers are older and the historical events have affected them.

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