Various Native Languages In The US

Various Native Languages In The US

As far as the US is concerned, it is a melting pot of several cultures. However, there are several native languages in the US that are barely known, because most of the communication takes place in English. Before English became the officially recognized language in the US, there were many native languages, about 300 in all. However, colonization and globalization have led the death of many of the native languages in the US. Among the various native languages, Navajo happens to be the most popular. There are about 170,000 people who speak this language, and the Navajo has also been able to include some of the modern technological terms into its vocabulary.

The next most spoken native language happens to be Yupik and Sioux. Yupik is a native language spoken by natives in Alaska. The Sioux language has a total of three different dialects and is spoken mostly in Nebraska, Minnesota and North and South Dakota. The Apache language has five groups. Among the native languages, the most unique is the Cherokee. What is interesting about this native language is that it has incorporated some roman alphabets and have taken a lot of effort to preserve their language for future generations.

Celebrating The Outrigger Marshall Islands Cup

Celebrating The Outrigger Marshall Islands Cup

Every year the Outrigger Marshall Islands Cup is celebrated at the Outrigger Marshall Islands Resort. The Republic of the Marshall Islands is located about 1600 miles from Guam and approximately 2, 200 miles southwest of Honolulu. It is made oof 29 atolls and five coral islands.A nationally recognised event, the Islands Cup upholds the tradition of Marshallese canoe building and sailing. Participants from more than twenty atolls come together to celebrate the culture through dancing, food, competitions, arts, crafts and much, much more.

There is a demonstration of distinctive and unique crafts from outer atolls. Things like navigational stick charts, kili bags, baskets created out of pandanus leaves and coconut fronds and marmar necklaces are displayed.Activities such as the traditional dancing of the Marshallese islands take place with food and fare of the indigenous variety.

The Islands Cup has become a way to rejuvenate interest in canoe building art of Microensia. Through the excitement that the event generates and the thousands of spectators that descend for the annual occasion a part of the culture is preserved. Competitors and participators come from all types of Marshall Islands like:

  • Ailinglaplap
  • Ebon
  • Namdrik
  • Arno
  • Wotje
  • Ujae
  • Majuro