Józef Gara

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Józef Gara

Józef Gara (29 January 1929 – 10 July 2013) was a miner who spoke an endangered language of Wilamowice, Wymysorys, which had only 70 native speakers, and created the Wymysorys alphabet.[citation needed] He also wrote poetry in Wymysorys language. In 2003 he published Zbiór wierszy oraz słownik języka wilamowskiego (A collection of poems and the dictionary of Wymysorys language). In 2004 he collected old Wilamowicean songs, corrected and extended the old ones with a view of releasing them. Between 2004 and 2006 he taught Vilamovian in a primary school in Wilamowice.

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