Diné language finds voice on modern radio airwaves

Diné language finds voice on modern radio airwaves

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Dedra “Dee” Wheeler of KNDN-AM talks on the air in Farmington. KNDN at 960 on the dial is one of three Navajo language radio stations in the Southwest. It serves listeners spread across the Navajo reservation.
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George Werito, station manager for KNDN-AM radio, based in Farmington, is a popular on-air personality, and is sometimes compared by his listeners to late-night network talk-show host Jay Leno in his capacity as the media voice of the Navajo Nation.
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Lorraine Begay Manavi, the assistant professor of Navajo at San Juan College in Farmington, teaches a Navajo language course. About half of the Navajo reservation’s population currently speaks Diné, but the language is changing with its people.
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San Juan College students participate in their Navajo language class in Farmington. The Diné language is broadening its vocabulary to cover such things as computers and cellphones. But fewer people are learning the language.
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