Indigenous Peoples' Day, October 9, 2017, marks the public launch of the
newly migrated and updated Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin
America. AILLA is a digital language archive of recordings, texts, and
other multimedia materials in and about the indigenous languages of
Latin America. AILLA's mission is to preserve these materials and make
them available to Indigenous Peoples, researchers, and other friends of
these languages now and for generations to come. The look and feel of
this new site has been updated, and some user functionality has been
added, including the ability to perform a keyword search across all
collections, as well as the ability to stream and view some media files
without having to download them first. Access to AILLA and its resources is always free of charge.
The heart of the collection is the recordings, both audio and video, in a
wide range of genres: narratives, chants, oratory, conversations,
songs, and more. Many recordings are transcribed and translated into
Spanish, English or Portuguese. The archive also contains a wealth of
language documentation materials: grammars, dictionaries, ethnographies,
and field notes. The collection includes teaching materials for
bilingual education and language revitalization programs.
Important information about using the site:
You must Register and log in to view, stream, or download any media file.
via Choice April 2018