Baka Tribe Community Celebrate Language Day

The Baka tribe community in Maridi county has on gathered in Moko village to celebrate their language day in Maridi County.

By Joseph Nashion

YAMBIO, 13 April 2013 [Gurtong]- The celebration attracted members from the five payams of Maridi who jointly celebrated the language day.

Speaking during gathering the chairperson of the community Michael M. Bazia said that the aim of the celebration is to mark the date when Baka language was written down in text books and should be practiced so that the new generation can follow it and keep the tradition of Baka in rolling it out.

He also urged all the son and daughters to always turn up for the celebrations every year so that they can learn all the basic and the culture believes of which if many don’t turn up to hear, they may not have the chance to learn and teach the current generation.

Bazia added that the writing of the language in books started in 1945 with Andrew who was from Moru and was taken over by Elias Dangobe who was a teacher and handed over to Rev. Enoch Chaima.

One of the participants named as Ruben Alex who works with urban water stated that it was a very important day in which they did contribute to aid the construction of Baka office and church premise.

Another participant in the name of Isaiah Owumbo added that they had to sacrifice all what they have for the planned construction.

He also urged those who did not come to turn up next time since the celebration is once in a year. 

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