Free Website Helps Santa Maria Community Learn Mixedco and Other Indigenous Languages

SANTA MARIA, Calif. – A free website helps people learn indigenous languages, including Mixedco, commonly spoken in Santa Maria.

The website offers over 1,000 languages ​​to the community.

There are at least a hundred native languages ​​in California.

Zapoteco and Mixteco are one of the few languages ​​spoken in Santa Maria.

Both languages ​​are rooted in the state of Oaxaca and other parts of Mexico.

The JW.org website is a resource that many use to translate the Bible.

You can also watch videos in indigenous languages ​​aimed at helping the community of all ages.

Adults, teenagers and children can access this website.

A Santa Maria couple says this website has helped them talk coed.

More than anything, it helps the couple connect with the Mixteco community of Santa Maria.

“It’s just amazing because they don’t see other people worrying about them,” said resident Vivian Sanders.

“Then you start learning about their culture and about them as people, and then you become friends,” resident Bryan Sanders said. “You realize that people are people, no matter what they talk about or where they come from.”

The site is free.

For more information, Click here.

Sherry J. Basler