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Program immerses students in Cherokee language

Kindergarten and first-grade students at a school in Oklahoma speak nothing but Cherokee in a special language immersion program created by the Cherokee Nation.

The program started in fall 2003 to keep the language alive. Although it is estimated up to 100,000 speak Cherokee, most are over 45 years of age.

The Lost City Elementary School has since started night classes for students in higher grades, parents and staff.

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Proud first-graders now say: Cherokee spoken here (The Christian Science Monitor 3/22)