Indigenous Language Preservation Non-Profits, Lakota Language Consortium (LLC) & The Language Conservancy (TLC) Coming To NYC To Unveil New Lakota Dictionary, Largest Native American Dictionary In The World, Other New Dictionaries, Learning Resources

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INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE PRESERVATION NONPROFIT VISITS NYC TO UNVEIL LARGEST NATIVE AMERICAN DICTIONARY IN THE WORLD AND SHARE OTHERS THAT PRESERVE THREATENED LANGUAGES

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Language extinction is a serious threat today; of the 7,000 languages spoken around the world, approximately 2,900 (41%) are endangered. At this rate, nearly 90% of all languages will become extinct by the end of the century.

Two nonprofits are coming to NYC to do something about it.  

Representatives of Lakota Language Consortium (LLC) will conduct a Lakota Language Weekend for NYC residents to learn the language and unveil the New Lakota Dictionary, the largest Native American Dictionary in the world, as well as other dictionaries.


Representatives from The Language Conservancy (TLC) will also highlight other new dictionaries, apps, and materials, including Crow, Stoney, Dakota, and HoChunk.

This will be occurring over several days:

Friday, February 24 at 10:30 a.m. – LLC Deputy Director Alex Fire Thunder who was born in New York State will donate Lakota dictionary as well as other Native American dictionaries to the AICH

Saturday, February 25 and Sunday February 26 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Lakota Language Weekend where Alex Fire Thunder from LLC will teach Lakota language

Monday, February 27 and Tuesday, February 28, Wil Meya from TLC

At the American Indian Community House (AICH), 39 Eldridge Street,

Unveiling of the New Lakota Dictionary, the largest Native American dictionary in the world plus demonstration of free app to bridge the generations The presentation will highlight the new methods of technology, including AI and rapid word collection, to create words and build apps, dictionaries, and teaching materials capturing the various languages


During the Language Learning Weekend, many non-Native NYC residents will learn how to speak Lakota for the first time with teachers using Lakota methods

Banner Image: Lakota Dictionary. Image Credit – Lakota Language Consortium


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