Pan Africanism : Taking Back the Tongue 1: Xhosa

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  1. Blaklioness

    Blaklioness Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I would like to seriously see us begin relearning the Mother tongues that were taken from us. Our voices were literally silenced in many ways. I'm going to try to gather as much information as I can and compile it in a series of threads called "Taking Back the Tongue"--each devoted to a specific African/African diasporal language or dialect. It will be videos, audios, text, and whatever I can find. Since some media is prone to be removed, it would probably be best to download it if possible. Unfortunately, I have no way to validate the quality of all of what will be posted; it's best to try to cross-check with other human or material resources you can access. If you are a native speaker of any of the languages, please chime in with any relevant information. Thank you!

    Here is the first few videos I found on Xhosa, a language from southern Africa:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZ6oe2U7AOA&feature=channel_video_title

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31zzMb3U0iY

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SepX94m3XBQ

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiwzkZVpYvs

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ch8f2Jk2jgk.
     
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    Thanks, blacklioness. Real informative vids.
     
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    Well, it's a rather fragmented start. It's difficult to find a consistent body of solid information on indigenous African languages, but I'm hoping to compile tools that will at least be a jumpstart.

     
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    Indeed. I was learning a little bit of Yoruba and Igbo for a upcoming visit to a relative in Nigeria. Only to find out the national language is English. SMH. But I will keep studying.


    We need more of this type of informational knowledge. I have some discs discussing Hausa and Igbo languages. Im not fluent in either but I will post the info later.
     
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