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New census of Silbo users 

PAGE 16 New census of Silbo  users

The University of La Laguna and the Cabildo of La Gomera have teamed up to create a census of people who can still use the traditional Silbo whistling language.

It will include children, who are taught the subject in school, as well as adults.

The census will look at the techniques used and the ability to vocalise words, as well as the skills of transmission and understanding of messages.

“This is another step in which we advance to protect, conserve and disseminate the values of the Silbo Gomero,” stressed councillor for sociocultural policy, Rosa Elena Garcia.