Maria Thereza Alves

 
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Dicionário Krenak–Português / Português–Krenak (Special Edition) , 2010

The special edition of the Krenak-Portuguese / Portuguese-Krenak Dictionary in a wood frame with number lock.
37 x 33 x 8,5 cm

600 copies of the dictionary were printed for the surviving Krenaks who requested that no copies be made available to Brazilians since in the last 500 years they have never wanted to communicate with the Krenaks but just kill them. The special edition of the dictionary is displayed in a locked box.

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In the early twentieth century, Bruno Rudolph, a German who lived in Brazil, made a German/Krenak dictionary. Centuries of deliberate genocide committed first by the Portuguese and later the Brazilians as well as devastating cultural policies against indigenous culture, has resulted in the decimation of the language Krenak language The Krenaks seeing this dictionary online, realized that it could contribute to the revitalization of their language. They requested that Alves translate the dictionary from the German into Portuguese so that their language could return to the Krenaks.

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