Indigenous languages

Let's Learn Purépecha

Discover the language and culture of the only people who resisted Aztec rule.
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About the project

Let's Learn Purépecha is an app that takes you on a fascinating journey through the state of Michoacan, Mexico, to discover the language, culture, and cosmogony of the Purepecha people ⎯ one of the most advanced civilizations in Mesoamerica before the Spanish conquest, concentrated in the region around Lake Patzcuaro.

Created in collaboration with Alicia Mateo and Benjamín Lucas, natives of the community and language instructors, and with illustrations by Michoacan artist Janitzio Rangel, the app offers 10 interactive multimedia lessons, covering vocabulary and expressions about greetings, family, numbers, countryside, animals, food, clothing, traditions, festivities, and community life.

Launched in 2015 by Manuvo and the Cultural Center of Spain in Mexico, Let’s Learn Purépecha is part of an app series, which includes Let's Learn Mixtec and Let's Learn Náhuatl, whose goal is to preserve and promote indigenous languages, as they’re vital to the identity, diversity, and intangible heritage of Mexico and the world.

Original title
Vamos a aprender Purépecha
Original title
Vamos a aprender Purépecha
Cultural Center of Spain in Mexico (CCEMx)
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Alicia Mateo
Benjamín Lucas
Janitzio Rangel

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