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Digital dictionary helping Crow language thrive

Our neighbors living on the Crow Reservation seem to have something that’s becoming increasingly more common and concerning: a dwindling number of Crow people who can speak the Crow language.

In the 1960s, 85% of the Crow population spoke the Crow language. Today, that number sits at less than 20%.

But an idea that sparked six years ago in 2015 is hoping to breathe new life into the Crow language.

Thanks to a federal grant, The Language Conservancy, a non-profit based in Indiana, began the long and arduous process of creating a Crow language app with help from numerous fluent Crow speakers.

Read the full article at KULR-8

November 4, 2021