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· September, 2011

Stories about Language from September, 2011

Bhutan: Promoting The National Language

Kyrgyzstan: Pushing for the state language in campaign

Taiwan: Polyglot teaches you Taiwanese indigenous languages

Russia: Jokes and Xenophobia

China: A water calligraphy dot matrix printer

South Korea: The Diplomats Who Can't Speak English

It was revealed on September 13, 2011, that four out of ten South Korean diplomats find it nearly impossible to use proper diplomatic language in English, prompting the public to...

Mexico, USA: Triqui Indigenous Migrants Defenseless Against Crime and Police Questioning

Lebanon: Empowering Migrant Workers With Language

A community of enthusiastic young people in Beirut, The Migrant Workers Task Force, are working to support foreign domestic workers in Lebanon whose living and working conditions are often desperately...

Ukraine: Crimean Tatar Language on Twitter

Peru: The State of Quechua on the Internet

Quechua, one of the original languages of Peru, is on the Internet in various forms: from Google and Wikipedia in Quechua to blogs and citizen initiatives looking to maintain and...

Moldova: “Our Romanian Language” Day Protest

Twenty years after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the official language is still an issue of dispute in Moldova, where the Constitution calls it Moldovan, the educational system teaches...

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