LAIKIPIA, KENYA — In Africa, hundreds of indigenous languages are on the verge of extinction, according to the U.N. culture organization UNESCO. That includes at least 13 languages in Kenya. This week, Kenyan civil society groups met in Nairobi to discuss a proposed bill to help preserve and safeguard these disappearing dialects.
One-hundred-two-year-old Leriman Letiko sits under a tree, passing down knowledge of a culture and a dialect that may be near its end.
Letiko and his 95-year-old brother, Leteiyon, are the only two left in a tribe of about 10,000 who can speak fluent Yakunte.
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