Language of the “Mountain Tribe”: A Closer Look at Hazaragi

Dec 12, 2011 by

BY ROBERT RYAN (“Languages of the World”) The Hazara are an intriguing people, with a rich culture and mysterious origins. Their history is one fraught by religious persecution and political oppression. Yet they have...

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Linguistic Nationalism Among the Basques

Dec 9, 2011 by

BY CONNOR EVERETT KELLEY (“Languages of the World”)  On the 20th of October, 2011, Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA), an organization of Basque freedom fighters, announced a complete termination of their “campaigns of bombings...

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On official languages of sub-Saharan Africa

Dec 9, 2011 by

BY ADETOLA LAWAL (“Languages of the World”) Many sub-Saharan countries kept former colonial languages as their official language in order to “to avoid some of the ethnic and linguistic quagmires” since these languages...

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The Decline of the Celtic Languages

Dec 8, 2011 by

BY NATALIE KARL (“Languages of the World”) The cultures of the Celts and Anglo-Saxons have been at odds in the British Isles since medieval times, and the Celtic language family has suffered because of it. This family,...

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A Brief History of the Language Laws of Quebec

Dec 8, 2011 by

BY CHIP SCHULMAN (“Languages of the World”) Ever since the British took control of Canada from France in 1763, the governing bodies in Canada have had to deal with a populace that spoke both English and French in large...

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