“Never Again Can There Be a Mexico Without Indigenous Peoples:” Recovering Native Languages in Mexico

In the last decade, the number of speakers of indigenous languages in Mexico increased 20 percent, practically at the same rate as the population growth. In fact, for the first time in 80 years, the downward trend in the population of speakers of native languages has stopped. A good part of this phenomenon is due to the work of young indigenous people who are working to recover their identity, language and territory.