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Today, less than 5% of the children under 5 years still speak the Alsatian dialect in Alsace, homeland of the Statue of Liberty.  If nothing is undertaken, this language - close the Amish Dutch and Yiddish - will be gone in a few decades. We need your support to facilitate the first kindergarten in total immersion in Alsatian.

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International Fund for the Alsatian Language
Colmar - New York

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In 1948, no child spoke Hebrew, which was considered as at the time a dead language. Thanks to the development of immersive schools every child speaks Hebrew today in Israel. Between 2000 and 2010, the percentage of children speaking Breton in Bretagne rose from 0,2% to 2% thanks to the development of immersive kindergarten.

Help us to do the same in Alsace, by granting between $20,000 and $40,000 to the first immersive kindergarten in Alsatian dialect.

According to UNESCO, Languages are the most powerful instruments of preserving and developing our tangible and intangible heritage. All moves to promote the dissemination of mother tongues will serve not only to encourage linguistic diversity and multilingual education but also to develop fuller awareness of linguistic and cultural traditions throughout the world and to inspire solidarity based on understanding, tolerance and dialogue.

“We are committed to preserve the mother language of Miss Liberty. Make your voice heard,  join our movement !”

Join us to save lady liberty’s mother language, the strongest element of the Alsatian identity and heritage, she shares with many.

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