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Trying to Save South Africa's First Language

Wednesday, August 30, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Julie Hill
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At 84, Ms Esau is one of the last three fluent speakers of N|uu, one of the languages spoken by South Africa's San community, also known as Bushmen.

N|uu is considered the original language of southern Africa.

With no other fluent speakers in the world apart from this family, the language is recognised by the UN as "critically endangered".

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