Dying Himalayan Language Seke Flowers in New York

January 12, 2020

The Seke language is one of the United Nation’s “vulnerable” languages, spoken by barely 500 people, in northern Nepal.  In recent years it has found an unlikely place to thrive; Brooklyn, New York. 2019 Wall Scholar and Wall Solutions grant recipient Mark Turin, was asked about this unlikely setting for a Seke revival. Dr. Turin spoke to the advantages of the relocation and the youth engagement with the language and its cultural significance.