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· January, 2007

Stories about Language from January, 2007

Haiti, France: Creole Language Catholic Mass in Marseilles

Collectif Haiti de Provence reports (Kr) on a Creole language mass that took place last Sunday in Marseilles, France for the Haitian community there: “More than 120 people showed up...

Libya: To Return or not to Return?

The last weeks saw a variety of activities on Libyan blogs. It was the ‘end of term’ exams in Libyan schools and Khadijateri has devoted several posts to that. On...

Russia: Roma Wedding and Christmas

The flag of the Roma people. According to Wikipedia, it “was approved at the First World Romani Congress in 1971, held in London, UK. The flag consists of a background...

Russia: The Language Issue

Ruminations on Russia writes about the language issue in Russia: “The problem is apparently that the near abroad prefer their own language and English to Russian and Russian (strange that),...

Bahrain: Arabic Blogs Translated

Bahraini blogger Bint Battuta has decided to translate some of the Arabic Bahraini blogs for English-language readers. This week she translates two posts from the hilarious Zarnooq Bahrani and she...

D.R. of Congo: the richness of Lingala

Blogging from the Democratic Republic of Congo, John writes about the richness and complexity of Lingala: Then there’s the word “poto” which I think is “mpoto” in the classic Lingala...

Terrorism in Assam and Illegal Bangladeshi immigrants, a take in Hindi!

These last two weeks have seen fairly good amount of activity in the Hindi Blogosphere. With the political & other elections season coming up, its hard to ignore it &...

Nigeria/UK: wishing Big Brother was about racism

“I wish Big Brother was about racism,” writes Akin, “I have convinced myself that I do need to wade into this Big Brother saga because I have not seen much...

Nigeria: Nigerian pidgin 101

Mama Junkyard's blogs about how people greet each other in Nigeria: How you body de? Pidgin English; often used when addressing someone who has been unwell. The first time I...

Czech Republic: Oldest Resident

Even the country's oldest resident – aged 108 – is somewhat annoyed with the Czech government's failure to materialize, writes Bored in Brno.

The Balkans: Popularity in Centimeters

Novala, Europa measures the Balkan states’ popularity in centimeters.

The Hindi Blogosphere: Nithari and the New Year

With just about every person in Nithari village of Noida & news media in an uproar on the issue of missing children and the subsequent discovery of their skeletons, Hindi...

Toward a Francophone Global Voices

Tunisian blogger Sami Ben Gharbia on the Global Voices summit recently held in Delhi, India (Fr): “A will to build a francophone version of Global Voices and to spread the...

Russia: Sorry State of North Caucasus Journalism

Timur Aliev – LJ user timur_aliev, editor-in-chief of the print/online weekly Chechen Society (Chechenskoye Obshchestvo) and the Chechnya editor of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) – is...

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