The multilingual generation

In 2005, eight of us drove to Mexico to help people in ciudad Victoria. I thought it was pretty neat to see a bunch young twenty something Malayalees talking and singing in Spanish.

And while we were there, a sweet Mexican lady showed off her skills singing and playing “God is so good/nee mathram mathi” in Malayalam.

Today, plenty of Malayalees speak Spanish without a hitch. Like my friend Millie who worked as a lawyer for human trafficking victims and immigration cases. I use it every day at my work, too. I’ve heard Malayalees sing Spanish praise and worship songs at church.

It helps us connect and is a beautiful thing.

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