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Yásnaya Elena Aguilar Gil

Portrait of writer and translator Yásnaya Elena Aguilar Gil

Yásnaya Elena Aguilar Gil

Yásnaya Elena Aguilar Gil is a member of COLMIX, a collective of young Mixe people who carry out research on Mixe language, history and culture. She studied Hispanic Languages and Literatures and holds a Master’s degree in Linguistics from UNAM....

She has participated in many projects aimed at fostering linguistic diversity and developing educational materials in indigenous languages, as well as projects documenting and calling attention to endangered languages. She has been involved in developing written material in Mixe and furthering the emergence of readers of Mixe and other indigenous languages. She has been active in the field of literary translation, in the defense of indigenous language speakers’ linguistic rights, and in advocating for the use of indigenous languages in the virtual world.

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Articles by Yásnaya Elena Aguilar Gil

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