FG canvasses digital approach to reviving indigenous languages


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The Federal Government has advocated “aggressive digital approach’’ to addressing the challenges of preserving indigenous languages.

The Minister of Information and Culture, made the call on Monday in Kaduna at the opening of a two-day Annual Round Table on Cultural Orientation.

The round table, with the theme “Indigenous Language Newspapers and National Development,” was organised by National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO) in collaboration with the ministry,

The minister, who noted that indigenous languages were going into extinction, said that deployment of digital tools would help to revive them.

“Today, social media, YouTube, texting and specially developed applications for use on mobile devices, are being used to attract young people to learning ‘endangered languages.’

“There are also websites and online forums where people…

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