The Importance Of Indigenous Language In Mexico

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I. Introduction Mexico is a country located in North America. Neighbouring countries include the United States, Belize and Guatemala. The country is also bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the south and west and by the Mexican Gulf to the east. As really old part of world civilisation, Mexico distinguishes itself thanks to its human wealth and an exceptional cultural diversity. The capital is Mexico City. The currency there is the Pesos. (France Diplomatie, 2016) Mexico is the fifth largest country in the Americas by the area, and the 13th largest in the world. With a population over 124 million inhabitants and a GDP close to 1300 billion of dollars, this is the most populous Spanish-speaking country and the second Latin American economy. By 2050, Mexico could become the world 's fifth or seventh largest economy. Its membership in the G20 and the OECD and its ability to link between northern and southern countries make Mexico an important partner for the western countries. The Mexican government uses Spanish for the official purposes, but they never legally recognized Spanish as the official language of Mexico. They want to protect the indigenous languages of Mexico because we count 68 recognised regional languages. According to UNESCO, around six million people in Mexico speak an indigenous language but many of these languages are in danger of disappearing. The most important of the Native American languages is Nahuatl, around a million Mexicans are able to speak it. This
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