Lenka Zajícová, 2017: "Lenguas indígenas en la legislación de los
Onomázein – N.º especial | Las lenguas amerindias en Iberoamérica: retos para el siglo XXI, 171-203.
In recent decades, in most Latin American countries a similar process occurs: the promotion
of indigenous languages to an educational, social and legal level, including, in some cases,
their status as co-official languages. Despite some common starting points, the current situation
is very different in the different countries if we compare the constitutional acknowledgement
of these indigenous languages and the present language legislation, ranging from mere
symbolic proclamations to very ambitious proposals. The article presents the evolution and
the indigenous languages policies and regulation in Latin American countries, from a qualitative
and comparative point of view, presenting their classification, as well as chronology.