Yásnaya Elena AGUILAR

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Yásnaya Elena Aguila (Oaxaca, 1981) Mexican linguist, writer, translator, human rights activist and Ayuujk researcher. She works with Ayuujk, Spanish and English languages. She is member of Colegio Mixe, a collective that researches and promotes the Mixe culture and language. She has taken part and given talks, conferences and workshops in both national and international forums. In February 2019 she was invited to the ordinary session of the 14th Legislature in the Chamber of Deputies within the framework of the International Year of Indigenous Languages to give a speech in Mixe, in which she alluded the condition of Mexico’s indigenous languages. She condemned the little implication of the Mexican government to preserve minority languages. In connection with her presentation, her anthology of two essays, one in Mixe and one in Spanish, was published in the Originaria cycle. Her latest essay is Ää: Manifestos sobre la diversidad lingüística (2020).

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