Language is such a powerful thing, it connects people and allows us to express ourselves, but what would you do if yours was threatened with extinction? That's what is facing the indigenous Ayapaneco language which is now only spoken by just two Mexicans, yes just two people in the entire world. Funnily enough those two guys fell out, but now they are back on speaking terms to bring people together to help save Ayapaneco. The online community is asking people to help make Ayapaneco a living language again. How you may ask? Well they're asking people around from all around the globe to start learning the language via their smartphones and tablets, and then communicate with each other in Ayapaneco. A professor of linguistics from Sanford University will look after the project, and it's being backed by Vodafone First, a project to encourage people to try unique things. It started a few days ago and has asked people to do outstanding things for the first time. Vodafone have even supported the building of a new language school in the village of Ayapa.
Want to know more? You can head over to ayapaneco.com to help save the language from extinction. Single words can be learnt and everyone can apply to become a mentor for single Ayapaneco words. The online community will help to perfect the grammar and phrases and the community is encouraged to spread the language on social media and with friends, colleagues and family in real life to. The more that do it, the more people will save it.
Post sponsored by Vodafone, however all thoughts are that of SocialSteak.