Mexico is a country proud of its cultural diversity that is expressed in languages, art, ways of being and inhabiting this land. However, during some periods these cultural expressions were not always well regarded by the hegemonies that sought to impose themselves. For this reason, acts such as Dina Adriana Cardoso Salvador Today they are received with great joy. And it is that this young woman decided to pay homage to her maternal culture by graduating with a thesis in Nahuatl and attending his professional exam in typical costume.
The fact is not minor, because according to the Inegi, the population of 15 years and over, speaking an indigenous language, registered an illiteracy rate of 20.9 percent. This differs significantly from what happens with people who do not speak any indigenous language. In these, illiteracy was 3.6%, which represented a gap of 17.3 percentage points. The differences increase according to the level of schooling.
Thesis in Nahuatl, the original languages revitalized
Therefore, the degree through a thesis in Nahuatl is a fact that, in addition to being symbolic, vindicates the use of the mother tongue in its daily, academic and professional use; promoting his rescue. The exam was held on February 14 at the National Pedagogical University.
Diana Adriana Cardoso Salvador is originally from Morelos and obtained her degree in Primary Education. Her thesis is titled: “Iljuitl, ze’tlamachiliztle tlin ika niktzontekontlaliz notekio iwan ijkon niktlakaitaz niman okzejpa nikyoltiliz nonantlajtol nahuatl”; whose translation into Spanish is: “The celebration, a learning proposal to value and revitalize the Nahuatl language”.
In addition to the originality of writing her thesis in Nahuatl, Dina’s proposal is also extremely original and deeply rooted, since it is inspired by the pedagogy of the original peoples. For this reason, the National Pedagogical University celebrated her student by posting some photos of the exam on their social networks, while colleagues and Internet users celebrated the now graduate.
Rodrigo Osegueda Philosopher by training. Contemplate the soul and imagination of Mexico.