Visiting the Tule Tree

Photo: Tule Tree (Some rights reserved) Mexico’s most famous tree, the ginormous Tule Tree (Arbol del Tule) grows near Oaxaca City. Residents celebrate the famous Tule Tree the second Monday of October. It’s a big party fit for a big tree! Google Maps The Tule Tree may not be the tallest or the oldest tree …

International Mother Language Day

Poster: International Mother Language Day = Dia Internacional de la Lengua Materna (Some rights reserved) February 21 is International Mother Language Day declared by UNESCO in 1999. Raising collective awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism are events, workshops, videos, and tweets. = El 21 de febrero es el Día Internacional de la Lengua …

Oaxaca

Photo: Veronica Lazo Mendoza, 2021 Feast Day, Santiago Juxtlahuaca There are changes afoot in ‘Tierra del Sol,’ this southern Mexican state blessed with mountains, verdant valleys, and a beautiful coast on the Pacific Ocean. Tip: Oaxaca is pronounced ‘wa-HA-ka’ Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/EwSotfXHoD5gptc57 Amazon.comMoon Travel Oaxaca Parks Cities and Towns Features Planeta.com

Zapotec

Indigenous Peoples Zapotecs are an Indigenous group in Oaxaca with an incredible breadth and depth of culture. This page feature working notes on Zapotec culture past, present, and future with an emphasis on history, language, traditional dance, and food. As a language, Zapotec is a group of languages spoken principally in Oaxaca, and also parts of Veracruz …

Teotitlán del Valle

Photo:Ron Mader, At the church 2007 (Some rights reserved) Oaxaca, Mexico – Walk with the weavers and spend time in the place of the gods. The Zapotec town of Teotitlán del Valle (elevation: 1,670 meters = 5,500 feet) is world-famous for production of colorful weavings (laadi or Ladih in the local language). Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/DbWimDqvvGRwAh5a6 HeadlinesIndigenous …

Teotitlán del Valle Talking Dictionary

Screenshot The Zapotec Talking Dictionary of Teotitlán del Valle began in 2013. This project has received collaboration from 35 native speakers from Teotitlán del Valle, Oaxaca, Mexico. Spotlight feature for the International Decade of Indigenous Languages. Key Linkstalkingdictionary.swarthmore.edu/teotitlan/talkingdictionary.swarthmore.edu What we love: everything. Visiting Teotitlán del Valle is one of the sweetest experiences in the world, …

Villa de Etla

Screenshot: CORTV, Aurelio Reyes Ramírez Villa de Etla was founded by the Zapotecs and its name means “where beans abound”, this community is an important piece in the history of Oaxaca and that is why it has great architectural pieces such as the Dominican Convent of the sixteenth century. La Villa de Etla fue fundada …

Live Living Language Hangout Monday, November 5 (2018)

Announcement: Planeta.com hosts a live conversation Monday, November 5 with Brook Danielle Lillehaugen, Moisés García Guzmán, and others about living languages and in particular Zapotec in San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya, Oaxaca, Mexico. Our conversation will mostly be in English, but there will be some clarifications and explorations in Spanish and Zapotec. We start at 2pm Oaxaca-time …

Encouraging Engagement (2016)

Photo: Ron Mader, Playground (Some rights reserved) One of the greatest challenges for those working in conservation and tourism, economic development and job creation is how to develop engagement with the public — critical if we wish to encourage sustainable practices. Engagement (aka ‘meaningful interaction’) needs to be central to our work, not an add-on. We need …

Tule Tree Festivities on #FacebookLive (2016)

Santa María del Tule, Oaxaca, Mexico – Happy feast day, Tule! Mexico’s most famous tree, the ginormous Tule Tree (Arbol del Tule) grows near Oaxaca City. Rooted in the town of Santa María del Tule, the Tule Tree and its environs comprise a unique natural monument. Residents celebrate the famous Tule Tree the second Monday …