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Honduras Launches Online Dictionary of Indigenous Languages

Categories: Latin America, Honduras, Citizen Media, Indigenous, Language

A dictionary of Honduran indigenous languages was recently released online [1][es].

Honduran newspaper Tiempo [2] [es] explains that this dictionary “registers the equivalent [words] in Spanish, chortí, garífuna, isleño, miskito, pech, tawahka and tolupán, languages that make up the country's linguistic heritage.” 

For example, a search for the Spanish word for bead, “pan [3]” [es], gives the following result:

Baked food made with flour.
Ch. b’or.
G. fein.
I. bread.
M. bred.
P. síra arinayoka.
Ta. wan busna / brit.
To. sen