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QUECHUA SPEAKER FINDS MICCOSUKEE LANGUAGE FAMILIAR

March 9, 2002 - Issue 56

Elders Seek Way to Preserve Fading Language

by William Yardley The Miami Herald

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Yet with the steady flow of Latin American immigrants into South Florida, the number of people in the region with Indian connections, even tenuous ones, is actually rising.

The verbal staccato of the Miccosukee mothers browsing for treats for their children at a Tamiami Trail convenience store struck Edna Apunte as surprisingly familiar when she first became clerk at the little shop on the reservation.

That was four years ago, not long after Apunte arrived in Florida from Ecuador.

''In my country, the Indians speak Quechua,'' Apunte said, clicking her tongue to mimic the percussive stops and starts of both dialects. ``The sound is the same.''

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