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· June, 2011

Stories about Language from June, 2011

Bermuda, Bahamas: Moving Poetry

India: The Future of Wikipedia

Wikipedia celebrated its tenth anniversary this year, and almost 100 cities and towns in India registered to host celebrations, the highest number of any country. This year the Wikimedia Foundation...

East Timor: UN agencies directed to use Tetum language

Kenya: Should Use of Indigenous Language be Banned in Public Offices?

Trinidad & Tobago: Defending Our Dialect

Africa: First Swahili iPad/iPhone App Released

Featured Translator: Fabienne Der Hagopian

Fabienne Der Hagopian is a volunteer translator for Global Voices in French. Being of Armenian descent, she has translated into French many posts about the Caucasus, but is also passionate...

China: the Mainland Rhetoric

Australia’s Swear-In: Fine is a Four-Letter Word

Melbourne has just had a swear-in outside Victoria’s State Parliament to protest against new laws for on-the-spot fines for swearing. Kevin Rennie collects bloggers' reactions to the issue.

Equatorial Guinea: A Language That Ignores Human Rights

In June the membership of Equatorial Guinea to the Countries of the Portuguese Speaking Community will be considered. Bloggers discuss the weakness of historic and linguistic arguments and the country's...

Indonesia: English speeches are illegal

India: Six More Official Languages For West Bengal

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