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· August, 2010

Stories about Language from August, 2010

Thailand: Tweet Yourself Thai

Morocco: Hating TV Dubbed in Arabic

Ukraine: Anthem in 14 Languages

Ethiopia/Eritrea: Languages spoken in Ethiopia/Eritrea

Thailand: Learn Thai language through Skype

Paraguay: Day of the Guaraní Language

Malawi: Newest Edition of Chichewa Dictionary

Africa: The new direction for Maneno blogging platform

East Timor: Raging debate on “culture”

Morocco: English as the Second Language

Said Bellari, a writer for, advocates the gradual eradication of the dependence on the French language, and the introduction of English as the official second language of Morocco. In...

St. Lucia: R.I.P. Sesenne

Philippines: “Jejemon” Translator and the Global Voices Manifesto

Jejemon is a special combination of internet and mobile phone language which is popularly used by young Filipinos today. Using the Jejemon Translator, let us 'jejemonize' the Global Voices Manifesto.

Taiwan: Dear Premier Wu, Please Stop Calling People “Idiot”

China: Foreigners’ Chinese Tattoos

South Africa: The Liberation of Afrikaans

Russia: Internet Trolls for the Good?

Ghana: Translating constitution into local languages

Russia: Fires, Rynda and Putin Create Internet Meme

The coverage of Russian fires on the blogosphere took a different turn when notorious Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin replied to one of the posts on LiveJournal, popular blogging platform...

Taiwan: Slogans to Encourage Childbirth

Hong Kong and China: Support Cantonese action

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