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Meet Christophe

Christophe's Background

Christophe Landry éné a Nouvèl-Ibéri, dizyinm jénérasyon moun Kréyol Lalwizyàn, li in laktivis langaj Lalwizyàn é in listoriyin. Li obchin in doktora dan listwa mérikin dan Ròyonm-Ini-la en 2016 ayou li trasé komen lidentité kominotè shanj ékan yéchin langaj shanj. En 2015, li mèt moun kréyol ensemb afin kréyé yéchin lòtograf pou langaj kouri-vini ki sortí minm lanné. Li mont langaj-ça dipi 20 nan. Astè li manadjè in lékip shærshè a Ancestry. Christophe Landry is a native of New Iberia, Louisiana, a 10th generation Louisiana Creole, linguistic activist, and historian. He obtained his doctorate in American History in the UK in 2016 focusing on how language deterioration erodes historic community identities. In 2015, he spearheaded a community-based movement to create an orthography for Kouri-Vini, and has taught the language for 20 years. He now is a research team manager at Ancestry.

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Wikitongues gives annual grants, training, and in-kind support to new mother-tongue projects. Meet the rest of the Language Revitalization Accelerator's 2022 cohort.

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