The present Doodle, delineated by Chihuahua-based visitor craftsman Raul Urias, observes Mexican translator, teacher, researcher, and author Librado Silva Galeana, a specialist in the old Nahuatl language that was spoken inside Mexico’s Aztek and Toltec developments. Galeana is broadly known for his Spanish interpretation of a sixteenth century assortment of Nahuatl oral history called Huehuetlahtolli: Testimonies of the Old Word, notwithstanding numerous other Nahuatl sonnets and stories that typify Mexico’s rich history and culture.
Librado Silva Galeana was conceived on this day in 1942 in Santa Ana Tlacotenco, Mexico. His folks were both Nahuatl speakers and passed the language down to Galeana. Energized by an adoration for etymology, he concentrated to turn into an instructor and devoted a lot of his scholarly work to the safeguarding and advancement of his primary language of Nahuatl.
In the mid-1970s, he worked together with individual Nahuatl instructors to establish the Ignacio Ramírez Social and Cultural Circle, a gathering named after the acclaimed nineteenth century Mexican essayist and committed to the investigation of the language. All through his vocation, Galeana carried on Ramírez’s inheritance of supporting indigenous dialects and information. He contributed his skill in Nahuatl to an assortment of insightful exploration so as to build up a more profound comprehension of the indigenous legacy that assisted with molding present day Mexico.
In acknowledgment of his endeavors to preserve the Nahuatl language and culture, Galeana was granted the Nezahualcóyotl Prize for Indigneous Languages by Mexico’s Federal District Department in 1994.
Happy birthday, Librado Silva Galeana, and thank you for assisting with saving and praise culture.