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· February, 2009

Stories about Language from February, 2009

Martinique and Guadeloupe: Vocabulary of the general strike

Jamaica, Guyana: Action or Reaction?

Ukraine: “Russophone Ukrainian Nationalists”

In this post, which has generated over a hundred comments and is now listed as the 4th most popular item on Yandex Blogs, LJ user alek-ya explains what a "Russophone...

Nigeria: Listen To Naija Lingo

Bangladesh: Remembering The Language Martyrs

Russia: Endangered Languages

Worldwide: 2,500 Languages Disappearing

An interactive map of endangered languages, showing 2,500 out of 6,000 tongues at risk, has been released by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The international organization...

Afghanistan: “Copyright on God’s Words”

Saudi Arabia: Arabic and Indian Numerals?

Jordan: The meaning of Jihad

Bahamas, St. Lucia: Poetry in Motion

Barbados: Layne-Clarke Passes On

Jamaica: Explicit music banned

The long-standing controversy over the appropriateness of certain music for public airplay has once again reared its head in Jamaica. Bloggers make their voices heard.

Bahrain: The importance of Arabic in advertising

China: Grass Mud Horse

Japan: Online Facemark Dictionary

Japan: Message translation service brings heartbreak

Eritrea: Ministry of Information: Explain Please!

Russia: Vegetarian Borscht

Barbados: Blogger/Writer

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