16:54 | Lima, jun. 18 (ANDINA).
Twenty indigenous languages of Peru already have their own standardized alphabets and five are in progress to reach consensus among their native speakers, Peruvian Ministry of Education (Minedu) reported Monday.
The languages which now have official alphabets are Quechua and Aymara (1985), Harakbut and Ese eja (2006), Shipibo-Konibo (2007), Yine and Ashaninka (2008), Kakataibo, Matsigenka, Kandozi-Chapra and Awajún (2009).
Several standardization workshops were organized with each indigenous populations which helped to identify linguistic variants, noted Edinson Huamancayo, team’s coordinator of Languages Educational Development at Minedu.
Another native languages are Jaqaru and Shawi (2010), Nomatsigenga and Vanesha (2011), Cashinahua (2012), Wampis, Secoya, Murui-Muinan and Sharanahua (2013).
Minedu's goal is to produce textbooks and instructional materials in the native language of indigenous children to ensure their right to education in their own language and culture.