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SILBO – THE WHISTLING LANGUAGE OF LA GOMERA

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I am so happy to learn that the whistling language of La Gomera has not been lost. The islanders fought for it at the start of the 21st century, when it was about to die out with the arrival of improvements in telecommunications. Nowadays, it has to be learned as part of the school syllabus and the whistling language of La Gomera has been declared ethnographic heritage of the Canary Islands.

This whistling language was the way the inhabitants of the island communicated across the ravines. Francisco Correa taught us and told us the story and I have to say, “I picked it up at once!”

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