Hiwatahia is the life long work of my Chief, Kasike Baracutay. He has led a language team down the road of language reconstruction, not recovery.
This text identifies the roots of Taino dialect and imagines a world in which we were not interrupted by the arrival of Columbus and European greed.
Estevez has integrated the iconically Taino polysynthetic format for words phrases and sentences thus creating his goal, ‘something our descendants can proudly expand upon’. The recreation of Taino words and a Taino language format with an authentic indigenous base was researched and formulated by Estevez, then worked upon by members of Higuayagua Taino of the Caribbean. - Dr. Lynn Guitar, PHD in Colonial Hispanic History and Cultural Anthropology.