Cultural advocate Leo Emmanuel Castro holds pieces of bamboo inscribed with indigenous Baybayin script at his shop in Manila, in the Philippines. Photo: AFP Cultural advocate Leo Emmanuel Castro holds pieces of bamboo inscribed with indigenous Baybayin script at his shop in Manila, in the Philippines. Photo: AFP
Cultural advocate Leo Emmanuel Castro holds pieces of bamboo inscribed with indigenous Baybayin script at his shop in Manila, in the Philippines. Photo: AFP
Lisa Lim
Opinion

Opinion

Language Matters by Lisa Lim

‘Indigenous’ - our alternative word of the year in honour of local tongues

  • Little-heard lesser languages can be as ‘at risk’ as endangered species and should be conserved in a similar way

Cultural advocate Leo Emmanuel Castro holds pieces of bamboo inscribed with indigenous Baybayin script at his shop in Manila, in the Philippines. Photo: AFP Cultural advocate Leo Emmanuel Castro holds pieces of bamboo inscribed with indigenous Baybayin script at his shop in Manila, in the Philippines. Photo: AFP
Cultural advocate Leo Emmanuel Castro holds pieces of bamboo inscribed with indigenous Baybayin script at his shop in Manila, in the Philippines. Photo: AFP
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