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· February, 2014

Stories about Language from February, 2014

Honduras Launches Online Dictionary of Indigenous Languages

A dictionary of Honduran indigenous languages was recently released online [es]. Honduran newspaper Tiempo [es] explains that this dictionary “registers the equivalent [words] in Spanish, chortí, garífuna, isleño, miskito, pech,...

List of Deceased in Venezuela Protests Available in 5 Languages

In the blog Panfleto Negro [es], John Manuel Silva and Emiliana Duarte are keeping a list of confirmed deaths from the ongoing protests taking place in Venezuela. The list -originally...

Ukrainian Revolution Rattles Russian Nationalists

Russian nationalists worry Russian-speaking Ukrainians will be "derussified."

Equatorial Guinea Moves Closer to Becoming Portuguese Language Country

Despite the blatant disregard for human rights still plaguing Equatorial Guinea, the door has been opened for the West African country's membership in the Community of Portuguese Language Countries.

Celebrating Netizens Who Blog in Nigerian Pidgin English

Nigerian Pidgin English is the country's "lingua franca, understood in all 36 states. Yet, you will not find a classroom in the whole country that teaches it"

Interview With Fula-Language Blogger Balde Mamadou Tafsir for Mother Language Day

Interview: African culture and languages researcher Balde Mamadou Tafsir writes two blogs in Fula, his native language.

Parlez-vous français? Learning French According to Global Voices Translators

Struggling with learning French? Don't despair! You are not alone, say Global Voices French translators.

Zambia Ditches English in Primary School for Government-Approved Local Languages

Although there are 73 recognised languages in Zambia, only seven are to replace English as the language of instruction in primary school. Leaders of various ethnics groups oppose the change.

The Hilarity of Murder Among Russians

Where do you draw the line between a joke and a death threat? That question has been on Russians’ minds this week, after a controversial tweet by blogger Alexey Navalny.

South Korea: Being Native English Teacher and Reverse Racism

Geoffrey Fattig of Jeollamite blog shares his brutally honest opinion on reverse and latent racism in South Korea, urging fellow native English teachers who under-appreciate a fairly good working condition to...

Tajikistan: Welcome to the “Facebook Republic of Pitzostan”

A government committee in charge of enforcing language regulations in Tajikistan has recently caused many laughs by insisting that the word “pizza” should be replaced with “pitzo” on restaurant signs...

The French Expatriate Perspective on France's Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric

The immigration debate is taking center stage in the public conversation of France. French citizens living abroad have a different perspective on the issue.

Blog Carnival Shows the Caribbean Some Love

Netizens from all over the Caribbean took part in a month-long blog carnival called e-Mas: "To the Caribbean, With Love", hosted by the online feminist collective CODE RED.

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