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Thousands Once Spoke His Language in the Amazon. Now, He’s the Only One.

Amadeo García García fishing near Intuto. The Peruvian Amazon was once a vast linguistic repository, but in the last century at least 37 languages have disappeared in Peru alone. Credit Ben C. Solomon/The New York Times

 

The Taushiro tribe vanished into the jungles of the Amazon basin in Peru generations ago. Amadeo García García is now the last native speaker of their language.

Source: Thousands Once Spoke His Language in the Amazon. Now, He’s the Only One.