Academics call for promotion of indigenous languages

Universities should promote the recognition of indigenous languages to support the cultural identities of people in the regions, according to Professor Pedro Miguel.

Miguel was addressing a conference in Luanda on “The role of the university in promoting Bantu philosophy”, reported the Angola Press Agency.

He said promoting African philosophy meant recognising its existence, and carrying out methodical research through a detailed study of how Africans interpret world phenomena, solve problems and relate to those around them.

He said it was only possible to promote Bantu philosophy if the language spoken by Africans was recognised because thought occurred via a language.

Also speaking at the conference, philosopher Mambu Teresa Muanza said the African Bantu anthology was a means of transmitting cultural values. She said it was necessary to value and develop this to make it available to the market and science so it could be used.

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