News and Announcements

Launch of AILLA's new repository and website

Today, Indigenous Peoples' Day, October 9, 2017, marks the public launch of the newly migrated and updated Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America. AILLA is a digital language archive of recordings, texts, and other multimedia materials in and about the indigenous languages of Latin America. AILLA's mission is to preserve these materials and make them available to Indigenous Peoples, researchers, and other friends of these languages now and for generations to come.

AILLA's Technology Upgrade

We are pleased to announce that after a very successful fundraiser, we are proceeding with our technology upgrade. The work began in late March 2015, and it will continue during the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters. What does this mean for AILLA's users and depositors?

New AILLA resources

Waiwai photographs: 121 photographs from Dr. Neils Fock's 1954 field work with the Waiwai were added to his collection. The photos can be viewed here. Please remember that you must log into your AILLA user account in order to view these photos or any other Level 1 files in the archive.

In Memory of Dr. A. Richard Diebold, Jr.

With heavy hearts, the directors and staff of the Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America pass on news of the passing of Dr. A. Richard Diebold, Jr. Dr. Diebold passed away on March 1st, 2014 in Tucson, Arizona at the age of 80. A full obituary can be found on the University of Arizona website here. Dr. Diebold was a generous supporter of AILLA since its creation. He was a true gentleman at every turn of his life, and his kindness will be missed.