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30 December 2016
Here's a list of 41 Global Voices stories about the strength and creativity of the human spirit, proving that 2016 wasn't an annus horribilis through and through.
15 December 2016
The kanji for "gold" was selected by the Japanese Kanji Proficiency Society based on the results of a nationwide poll. And now people are having fun with it.
9 December 2016
Bolivia's 37 official languages makes the country cultural and linguistically diverse. However, that diversity is not always seen on the internet.
21 October 2016
In an effort to bring together digital activists in Ecuador, a recent workshop was held in Otavalo to continue the movement to promote the Kichwa language online.
2 October 2016
"Why has the English translation ended up like this? This is offensive to elderly people and unacceptable coming from an international city."
25 September 2016
23 September 2016
20 September 2016
Indigenous language digital activists are making culturally diverse emojis available for use in electronic communication as a way to promote their native culture and language.
18 September 2016
A Nigerian mother living in the diaspora is creating online videos of Yoruba-language nursery rhymes for all children to maintain their Yoruba roots.
28 August 2016
Tulu is spoken by 3-5 million people in the Indian states of Karnataka and Kerala, plus a sizeable diaspora living in the US and the Gulf countries.
20 August 2016
Ha'e Kuera Ñande Kuera: Reggae and Hip-Hop Expanding the Guarani Culture by Dialoguing With the World
Meet the musical group created by Mbyan youths from Misiones, in Argentina, who compose their realities in the Guarani language and use citizen media to talk about identities.
"While the toad's era was not free, it looked better than [Xi's] era...Chinese people worshiping the toad is similar to prisoners in confinement, missing their brief outdoor recess."
9 August 2016
How do you say koala in Australia's Kaurna language? Karuna Warra Pintyanthi's video project teaches viewers that and much more.
5 August 2016
Some of the noted guests addressing the gathering include Wikimedia Foundation's newly promoted Executive Director Katherine Maher and Punjabi-language poet Surjit Patar.
31 July 2016
This is Concurso Nacional de Deletreo en Español, the National Spanish Spelling Bee.
What is it like to call two countries home? What makes migrants move in the first place and how do they settle in a new society? Where do they belong?
26 July 2016
Students "who do not speak the language,” the school's director says, are better off “remaining silent.” According to reports, students caught speaking any language other than Portuguese are fined.
21 July 2016
Australia's children are being invited to translate a song into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages for an internet video competition promoting linguistic diversity.
11 July 2016
8 July 2016
An online "talking dictionary" is attempting to preserve the Ainu language spoken by the indigenous inhabitants of Japan's northeastern island of Hokkaido.