Les berceuses de Babel
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Work, 20 December 2018

Les berceuses de Babel

The ring of art in school

Chronicle by Isabelle Rodriguez

Summary

On La Gomera island, in the Canary archipelago, endures a remarkable language: Silbo Gomero. Taught today on the island’s schools, the language is actually a whistled language, still used today, that reproduces Spanish (or Castilian, to be precise) through whistling—and is now on Unesco’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

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