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Mapuche Ask Government to Make Mapuzungun Official Language in Araucanía

February 22nd was UNESCO’s annual International Mother Language Day and in Chile, Indigenous peoples used the day to draw attention to their native languages. Among the celebrations and demonstrations throughout the country was a call from some Mapuche organizations to have Mapuzungun–the Mapuche language–recognized as an official language (along with Spanish) in the Araucanía Region of Chile (where a large number of Mapuche people live). That request, and the other activities that took place on International Mother Language Day, is the topic of our latest column for I Love Chile News, which you can read here.

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