Re: Is language necessary for preservation of culture?

Shannon Adams (
Mon, 06 Jan 1997 09:42:12 -0800

Keta Nannithamby wrote:
> Is the Language necessary for preservation of the culture?
> I like to have the answers to this question based on the minorities
> like Chineese living western world?
> (ie. Should the Chineese in North America preserve thier language
> in order to preserve the Chineeese Culture among the future
> generations)
> thanks a lot
> Keta N
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I would say that (*if* it is not exactly essential) it is definately the
MOST sure and easiest way to continue the transfer of cultural