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Jehovah's Witnesses produce literature in 48 indigenous languages ​​of Mexico


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In Mexico alone there are 68 indigenous languages and more than 300 linguistic variants, which places the country on the list of the eight nations that concentrate half of the languages spoken in the world. Because languages in the world are disappearing at an alarming rate, many organizations seek to raise awareness about the importance of linguistic diversity, and develop measures at the local and global level to rescue them. Thus, they intend to avoid losing the history and traditions of the people who speak them.

Currently, Jehovah's Witnesses produce publications (both print and digital) in some 48 native languages of Mexico. Only in 2018, 529 different publications were printed, which are also available in audio, for the benefit of those who do not know how to read their language. In addition, many of these languages produce high quality educational videos for young and old.

Josué Zañudo, spokesman for the Jehovah's Witnesses, said: "When people read and hear our publications in their mother tongue, they understand them easily and their message reaches their hearts. For this reason, we encourage the reading of texts with moral and spiritual values when distributing them free of charge ".

For this purpose, Jehovah's Witnesses are present at the First Indigenous Linguistic Exhibition in the Zócalo of Mexico City. Only the first day they distributed more than 100 publications in different indigenous languages.

 

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