Recursos audio-visuales para la comunicación y la educación
¡Los idiomas sí que cuentan!
Este video, disponible en los seis idiomas oficiales de las Naciones Unidas (Inglés|Francés|Ruso|Árabe|Chino), ha sido producido por Oficina de la UNESCO de Nueva York con la finalidad de sensibilizar sobre las lenguas en peligro, la importancia de las lenguas para la cultura, la educación y la comunicación, así como el valor de la diversidad lingüística para la humanidad. Este video fue producido con motivo del Día internacional de la lengua materna de 2011.
Short films produced in partnership between UNESCO, Discovery Communications, Inc. and UN Works Programme
The purpose of this project is to raise awareness of language endangerment and disappearance, and the need to safeguard our linguistic diversity. In 2002-2004, UNESCO, in partnership with the Discovery Communications, INC. and the UN Works Programme, produced a series of short-form programmes on various endangered languages throughout the world.
The eighteen short-form programmes (vignettes) were first aired globally on the Discovery Channel on 21 February 2003, the International Mother Language Day. The stories were filmed in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Croatia, Gabon, Guatemala, India, Japan, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Panama, Scotland, South Africa and Sweden.
Language: Ainu - Country : Japan
Language : Baka - Country : Gabon
Language: Bunuba - Country: Australia
Language: Cucapa - Country: Mexico
Cucapa is an endangered language spoken by about 500 people in Mexico and in the USA. The Indians of the Colorado river were first mentioned in 1540 by the Spanish explorer Fernando Atarcon. At least during four hundred years the Cucapa lived in family groups in the area of the Delta of Colorado and the Hardy river, and on the slopes of the Cucapa mountains. They were hunter-gatherers, fishermen and agriculturalists, cultivating maize. In 1605, there were about 22,000 indigenous people in the region of Colorado river; in 1827, one traveller mentioned that some 5,000 Indians lived around the Colorado river, and, in 1990, only about 1000 settlers lived in this region. Today, the Cucapa population lives in Baja California, in El Mayor, in San Poza de Arvizú (to the south of Río San Luis Colorado) and in Arizona, USA.
Language: Haida - Country: Canada
Language: Idu Mishmi - Country : India
Language: Istro-Romanian - Country : Croatia
In Croatia, the Istro-Romanian language is spoken by about 300 people living in several villages in the northeast of the Istrian Peninsula. The Istro-Romanian language contains many Italian and Slavic words due to the close contact to Italian and Slavic language speakers for centuries. The language is severely endangered. Due to its very small number of speakers, there is no public education or press in Istro-Romanian and in Croatia its speakers are not even recognised as a minority. All Croatian speakers of Istro-Romanian are bilingual in Istro-Romanian and Croatian.