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8 January 2007 - Venezuelan indigenous group begins to revive its lost language

Tape#: JN 6627 Venezuela indigenous cultures
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Juan Andres Conrado, 5, and his mother Zaida Benifa Guerra are members of the Añu indigenous group in Venezuela.

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Production date: 21 August 2006

Duration: 2:22

Keywords: UNICEF, children, indigenous, Añu, Venezuela, language, culture

Main shooting locations: Lagoon Sinamaica, Venezuela

Main sequences: Lagoon Sinamaica in northwestern Venezuela is home to the Añu, one of the country’s struggling indigenous groups. Among the 3,500 Añu, knowledge of their indigenous language has been all but lost. But UNICEF, working with its partners in Venezuela, has made revitalizing indigenous cultures – including that of the Añu – a top priority. 

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