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· July, 2017

Stories about Language from July, 2017

Ethiopian Musicians Charged With Terrorism for ‘Inciting’ Song Lyrics

In the face of government repression, Afan Oromo musicians have risen as a visible -- and audible -- source of inspiration for the opposition movement.

Notimia, a News Agency That Gives Voice to the Indigenous and Afro-Descendant People in Mexico

"It is necessary for your own voice to be heard, for you to speak for yourself."

The More India's Ruling Party Pushes the Hindi Language, the More Indians Oppose It

"We are not saying no to Hindi...[the] question should be why 'only' Hindi."

The Fraught Relationship Between Ethiopia's Capital City and Largest State

A bill seeks to redress historical injustices inflicted on the Oromo people since the establishment of the capital Addis Ababa inside their state. Does it go far enough? Too far?

‘En Mi Idioma’ Allows Colombian Indigenous Communities to Contribute Online Language Lessons

"...for many years we have been and continue to be an oral-based culture, but as a survival strategy we consider that it is important to build a written code."

The Internet Presents Opportunities and Challenges for Revitalizing Tasmania's Aboriginal Language

During British colonization of Tasmania which began in the early 1800s, the Aboriginal people living on the island located to the south of Australia’s mainland not only suffered loss of life, but also loss...

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