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Unlike endangered animals or heritage buildings, the lack of a physical form presents an initial challenge to broadening community awareness of minority languages. It is an obvious point that spoken language cannot be seen, however it is important to consider the impact of a lack of physical forms on those unofficial languages.
Mirel Yolotzin García, from the organization Ávido Desarrollo Humano based in Mexico City, talks about a theatrical play in Nahuatl, developed within the framework of the project "Totlahtul Yultok" ("Our language lives"). The play, which involves puppets and actors, emphasizes the value of one's mother tongue and the consequences of losing it.