Date: November 27, 2015
Taiwan’s efforts to preserve the rich legacy of Austronesian languages received a major boost with the Cabinet’s approval of a draft bill to promote indigenous tongues Nov. 26 in Taipei City. (CNA)
A draft bill aimed at furthering the development of indigenous languages was passed by the Cabinet Nov. 26 in Taipei City, marking a new milestone in efforts to preserve Taiwan’s endangered tongues.
Under the legislation proposed by the Council of Indigenous Peoples, all levels of government will play a role in assisting with the revitalization of aboriginal languages, while the central government will stage linguistic proficiency tests and fund research and studies in the field. [FULL STORY]