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· September, 2006

Stories about Language from September, 2006

Armenia & Georgia: Yezidis and Kurdish Identity

Onnik Krikorian continues his periodic reporting on Yezidis in Armenia and neighboring countries, touching on issues of how Yezidis fit into the Kurdish community.

Bulgaria: Cyrillic and the EU

Edward Lucas, the Central and East European correspondent of The Economist, writes about Bulgaria, the Cyrillic alphabet and the EU.

Macau: The 1st Lusofonia Games will be held between 7-15 October 2006 in Macau

Timor Online writes about the 1st Lusofonia Games to be held between 7-15 October 2006 in Macau. Portuguese speaking countries and regions will compete for glories in the sports of...

Notes on Montenegro and Transnistria

In his yesterday's Balkans Blog Roundup, Ljubisa Bojic quoted this passage on Montenegro by a Serbian blogger: […] I know how things operate down there. Its also a privatised state...

East Africa: Swahili text-to-speech software released

My Africa informs us about a new Swahili text-to-speech software released by the Local Language Speech Technology Initiative (LLSTI).

Ethiopia: who are they talking to?

Meskel Square does not understand why UN agencies and charities set up advertising banners in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, using English-language captions.

Esperanto Day / Esperanto-Tago

This is the first of a set of postings offering a roundup of the Esperanto-language blogosphere, culminating with a posting to review the Esperanto-Day postings. Esperanto Day is a project...

Kenya: The president needs Swahili lessons

Kenyan Entrepreneur does not think the President of Kenya, Mwai Kibaki, should speak Sheng, which is neither an official nor a national language: “I mean, seriously…he keeps corrupting what is...

Literature: Ngugi's radio interview

Black Star Journal points us to a radio interview of the Kenyan author, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, on his new novel, Wizard of the Crow.

South Africa, Music, Language

Chipla reflects on South Africa's lesson to the world: birds of not so much a feather can still flock together. And in so doing, they become one flock.

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