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Languages in the news 2016

  • February 2016

    29 February DiCaprio Wins and So Does Arikara by PR Newswire

    29 February Bilingual Street Signs Herald a New Era of Language Revitalization by Frank Hopper Indian Country Today

    29 February Rebirth of a ‘sleeping’ language: How Nova Scotia is reviving its Gaelic culture by Melanie Patten Canadian Press

    29 February Cherokee Look for Ways to Save Their Dying Language by Cameron McWhirter Wall Street Journal

    29 February Screen Scene: Columbian Oscar entry looks at Amazon through native perspective Daily Progress

    28 February Governor calls upon young generation to imbibe essence of traditions Arunachal Times

    27 February Indigenous fair held to revive Tripura’s literature and culture NYOOZ

    27 February Mother Language Day by Emma Murphy Green Left Weekly

    27 February Experts mull documenting endangered languages at conference NYOOZ

    27 February ‘I am human’: How language reflects the way we think by Dr Mahbub Pial The Daily Star

    26 February Bill to revitalise te reo Maori through partnership - Maori Party

    26 February Greater Tulsa Indian Art Festival by Jake White The TCC Connection

    26 February Chittagong Hill Tracts: the importance of language Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation

    26 February Native languages of Colombia: Flourishing or floundering? by Anna Grace Latin Correspondent

    26 February Family backs Waikato-Tainui’s Language Strategy by Mānia Clarke Māori Television

    25 February In Their Own Words: The fight to preserve the Cree language by Linda Besner The Walrus

    25 February Reviving our languages and keeping them strong National Indigenous Times

    25 February Yurok language being preserved through youth education by Jeremy Chen North Coast News

    25 February Kurmanji Google Translate: A virtual revolution on Int’l day of mother tongue by Amir Sharifi Rudaw

    24 February Swan Hill students combining technology and culture to give new life to Wemba Wemba language by Sophie Malcolm ABC News

    24 February Students, teachers building Ojibwe keyboard at Bishop E.Q. Jennings School by Leith Dunick TB Newswatch

    24 February Group decries cultural neglect by youths by Grace Obike The Nation

    24 February Fighting language loss: 'Our language is a source of wealth' by Lisa Phu Juneau Empire

    24 February University team translates Firefox into Indian language in Paraguay Fox News Latino

    24 February Learning to Read and Write in Your Native Tongue by Jacques Pierre Haitian Times

    24 February Effort to save Dying Language and Dialects in Manipur by Chandrani Banerjee The Citizen India

    23 February New children’s books from Salina Bookshelf focus on Hopi corn and toys by Rosanda Suetopka Navajo-Hopi Observer

    23 February International Mother Language Day celebrated in PE by Lerato Thipa SABC News

    23 February 3 Chhattisgarh tribal dialects on verge of extinction by Rabindra Nath Choudhury The Asian Age

    23 February #OscarsSoWhite controversy ignores foreign language films by Ana Luisa González Fusion

    23 February TCS distributes Tabs for learning centre coordinators The Avenue Mail

    22 February For inclusive education through & with language Morung Express

    22 February Indigenous Australians have a right to speak our first language by Celeste Liddle Daily Life

    22 February The triumph of the holy language in the Holy Land by Benjamin Glatt Jerusalem Post

    22 February A Colorful Late-19th-Century Map of Native American Languages by Rebecca Onion Slate

    22 February On World Vernacular Day, many take oath to promote native language Times of India

    22 February Leader to apologize for historical ban on French by Lynn Desjardins Radio Canada International

    22 February ‘No Language Must go Extinct’ Northeast Today

    22 February Holding on to the mother tongue by Rani Devalla The Hindu

    22 February Nigeria: Keshi Urges Parents, Schools to Encourage Use of Mother Language by Vanguard All Africa

    22 February International Mother Language Day observed on February 21 by Kiran Rapaka Jagran Josh

    21 February I speak Singlish lah! by Surekha A. Yadav Malay Mail Online

    21 February Tribal art, lit fest kicks off in city The Pioneer

    21 February Protection, promotion of languages, cultures urged The Nation

    21 February Linguists plead for preserving endangered languages The Tribune

    21 February Lack of preservation causing regional languages to die a slow death by Zafar Ali Khan Express Tribune

    21 February Cultural celebration: Celebrating the endangered languages of the mountain areas Express Tribune

    21 February 'Lack of govt initiatives threaten indigenous languages' by Kamrul Hasan Dhaka Tribune

    21 February Live the spirit of Ekushey Dhaka Tribune

    21 February President stresses protection of language The Himalayan Times

    21 February When Did Northwesterners Stop Speaking Chinook Jargon? by Liz Jones KUOW

    21 February Language struggles around the world by Sakib Sarker Dhaka Tribune

    21 February Teaching my child her mother tongue by Lavina Ambreen Ahmed The Daily Star

    21 February Lack of preservation causing regional languages to die a slow death by Zafar Ali Khan Express Tribune

    21 February Quality education in mother languages vital to success of 2030 Agenda – UN UN News Centre

    21 February Bangladesh ethnic minorities in great pain for not knowing their native language by Suliman Niloy and Masum Billah bdnews24

    21 February “See that shiny thing?” Adventures in the language of politics and the politics of language in the Northern Territory by Bob Gosford Crikey

    20 February Indigenous tongues deserve recognition as official languages by Noel Pearson The Australian

    20 February Writing a dying language by Zubair Torwali The News

    20 February Young people, parents encouraged to preserve mother tongues by Lyndon Khan SABC News

    19 February How The Music Industry Erases The World, According To Record Producer Ian Brennan by Courtney Sexton Bandwidth

    19 February Standardised writings breathe new life into Arctic people’s language Malay Mail Online

    19 February Lakota Language Now Critically Endangered PR Newswire

    19 February Minister Chastised For Speaking Indigenous Language On Indigenous Land SBS

    19 February Kurumbas losing their biodiversity vocabulary by K.A. Shaji The Hindu

    19 February Infographic: endangered languages around the world OxfordWords

    18 February Tofino will post signs in English and Nuu-chah-nulth languages CBC News

    18 February Aboriginal minister Bess Price denied request to speak Indigenous language in NT Parliament by Natasha Robinson ABC Online

    18 February Tripura Govt. takes steps to keep tribal traditions alive through indigenous fairs Business Standard

    18 February Grotto Foundation Grants $25,000 to American Indian College Fund to Revitalize Lakota Language in Early Childhood PR Newswire

    17 February Languages Treasured but Not Lost by Erin Baldassari East Bay Express

    17 February Ho-Chunk launch new language programs by Cassandra Colson Jackson County Chronicle

    17 February Brazil’s Rousseff Vetoes Indigenous Education Project IC Magazine

    16 February Ladino: An Endangered Language Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles

    16 February Pope Francis authorizes use of three Mexican languages in mass by Andrew V. Pestano United Press International

    16 February Boise State linguists preserve endangered languages by Cheyene Austin The Arbiter

    16 February Indigenous language in education by Mikrak Mrong Shuhel The Daily Star

    16 February Introducing your native language to your children by Thabile Vilakazi Destiny Connect

    16 February Chamorro language advocate dies at age 74 by Sabrina Lynn S Monteverde Pacific Daily News 

    16 February Worldwide observation this week of ‘Mother Language Day’ Frost Illustrated

    16 February Rubin co-edits first reference on ancient and modern Jewish languages by William Hessert Penn State News

    16 February What’s in a name? by Tim Low National Geographic

    16 February Another 1952 a thousand years ago by Mashruk Zaman Khan The Daily Star

    16 February  ‘Festival of Letters’ to focus on tribal, N Eastern literature New Indian Express

    15 February Six Nations Polytechnic to offer course in disappearing language by Louise Brown The Star

    15 February Preserve rare languages to spread benefits of multilingualism, says expert The Guardian

    15 February Lagos to prioritise Yoruba culture at Golden Jubilee Celebration by Segun Adebowale The Eagle Online

    15 February Fourth Pakistan Mountain Culture Festival on February 19 Dispatch News Desk

    15 February With annual fest, Akademi looks to put year of controversies Business Standard

    15 February Kids - speak your language or lose it Scoop

    14 February Are we not burdened enough that we must ass learning french to Nigeroia’s problems by Oyinkan Medubi The Nation

    14 February Syria Kurds revive native language with new curriculum Middle East Online

    13 February Myanmar’s Tamil community works to maintain their culture by Morley Weston Mizzima

    13 February Mohawk broadcaster Janet Rogers launches NDNs on the Airwaves by Stephanie Cram CBC News

    13 February Closing the gap and learning the language by Michael Gordon Sydney Morning Herald

    13 February Aboriginal artefacts from British Museum on show in Canberra by Christopher Allen The Australian

    12 February Lagos assembly makes Yoruba language a compulsory subject in schools by Remmy Alex Nigerian Bulletin

    12 February Lessons learned on minority languages by Thu Thu Aung Myanmar Times

    12 February Anyone can contribute to this dictionary of the world’s dying languages by Kate Groetzinger Quartz

    12 February Local teacher helps keep Shoshone language alive by Ross Johnson Ely Times

    12 February Nepal schools gearing up to promote Sanskrit education Newsgram

    12 February Eoin MacNeill: The man who cried halt! by Maureen Murphy Irish America

    11 February Saving a dying Siberian language Al Jazeera

    11 February DOE Honors February as Hawaiian Language Month Big Island Now

    11 February Penticton Indian Band works to preserve language by Mark Brett Western News

    11 February Inuktitut translators vote to adopt unified roman orthography system CBC News

    10 February Closing the Gap: Indigenous leaders cautiously welcome Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s comments ABC News

    10 February Polytech building Six Nations future … by degree(s) by Donna Duric Turtle Island News

    10 February Nanwalek works to save dying Native language by Annie Rosenthal Homer News

    9 February Six Nations school can now grant native language degree by Carmela Fragomeni The Hamilton Spectator

    9 February NAN forum offers voice for Native Youth by Sarah Moore Timmins Press

    9 February Indigenous people of Mexico demand apology from Pope on eve of visit by Ruth Gledhill Christian Today

    9 February UH Hilo College of Hawaiian Language honors scholarship founders and donors by Alyson Kakugawa-Leong University of Hawai’i News

    9 February Alake urges cultural education for children by Folashade Adebayo Punch News

    8 February Kitikmeot Regional Radio project aims to help revitalise Inuinnaqtun by Northwind CBC News

    8 February Tribal leaders lament decadence in society, warn against urbanization Avenue Mail

    8 February Aboriginal stories told through animation CBS News

    8 February Indigenous children’s education goal to be met by 2021, Peru’s bicentennial year Andina

    7 February UM professor helping to launch indigenous language center by Keila Szpaller The Missoulian

    6 February Former judge challenges non-Africans to learn African languages by Lukhanyo Calata SABC News

    6 February A philanthropist’s campaign to save Igbo language The Nation

    6 February Nagamese speaks about loss of cultural conversation by Al Ngullie Eastern Mirror

    5 February Pope to OK use of indigenous languages for Mass in Mexico

    5 February Optimism as the first HSC-level Barkindji classes begin in far west NSW by Declan Gooch ABC News

    5 February Call to start primary education of indigenous communities in their mother tongue Dhaka Tribune

    4 February Witness’s isiZulu ban a return to apartheid says language expert Maritzburg Sun

    4 February Sri Lankan anthem sung in Tamil for the first time since 1949 by Azzam Ameen BBC News

    4 February The life-saving movement to reclaim Indigenous languages by Katherine Palmer Gordon The Tyee

    4 February A critical silent win of Every Student Succeeds Act by Casie Jones Huffpost Education

    4 February A workshop on Indigenous language in Arunachal Northeast Today

    4 February Lagos assembly wants teaching of Yoruba language compulsory in schools The Nation

    4 February Winnipeg School Division extends language program registration by Braeden Jones Winnipeg Metro

    3 February Aboriginal historian calls for ‘Keeping Places’ in NSW centres by Helen Merkell ABC

    3 February Noongar Language Centre opens in Bunbury by Chloerissa Eadie Bunbury Mail

    3 February Anger at law “forcing Gaelic teaching” on schools by Joe Stenson Deadline

    3 February Promotion of Magamese a threat to Naga culture by Dr Hesheto Y Chisi Morung Express

    2 February Tunica Biloxi tribe encourages youth literacy Shreveport Times

    2 February SOTS exposes culture-deprived children by Mompati Tlhankanei Mmegionline

    2 February Meet the Principal: Sarah Marinos meets Wesley College’s Dr Helen Drennen, AM by Sarah Marinos The Weekly Review

    2 February More Local Languages Finally Getting Better Recognition at the Loeries by Lungelo Shezi Hypertext Media Africa

    2 February Northerners want language retention help, Mulclair says by Betty Ann Adam Saskatoon Starphoenix

    2 February Open letter asks University for new Indigenous language course by Victoria Gibson Queen’s Journal

    2 February Artyfacts: Cherokee Language; LeFlore Art Contest Times Record

    2 February Ganesh Devy: Diminishing understanding between societies: I am trying to bridge the divide by Aditi Raja Indian Express

    1 February An Interactive Digital Archive Helps Preserve Traditional Australian Aboriginal Literature Rising Voices

    1 February 9 Ways the New Education Law is a Win for Indian Country by Tanya H. Lee Indian Country Today

    1 February ‘Speak English’: Two words holding us back from true diversity today by Jenny Noyes Daily Life

    1 February Nagamese becoming common language in Nagaland and in Burma Naga by  N. Khashito Aye The Morung Express

  • January 2016

    29 January Indigenous language leaders from around the world gather for inaugural symposium at UH Hilo UH Hilo Stories

    29 January Opinion: How to rescue the Irish language by Sean Cottrell Irish Times

    29 January Can texting teens save a threatened Hawaiian language by James Reini Aljazeera

    29 January Preservation of Maronite Arabic language moving forward Cyprus Mail

    29 January Anishinaabe cook uses language to teach about traditional food by Waubgeshig Rice CBC

    29 January Ghanaian language teachers unhappy with languages policy Citifmonline

    28 January Rising Voices welcomes five new indigenous language digital activism grantees Global Voices

    28 January Mother who spoke Indigenous language to toddler daughter told to “speak English” on Aus Day by Ken McGregor The Advertiser

    28 January “Building that spark” for an endangered language’s endurance by David Grieder Del Norte Triplicate

    28 January Noel Pearson nephew brings ancient language to Canberra by Rosie Lewis The Australian

    28 January Finding new links in old stories by Royston Rebello Indian Link

    28 January 'It's Australia Day, we speak English': Aboriginal artist 'abused for speaking an indigenous dialects to her daughter' by Lucy Thackary Daily Mail

    28 January Apex Ao bodies censure Gol's move to promote Nagamese Morung Express

    28 January Noel Pearson nephew brings ancient language to Canberra by Rosie Lewis The Australian

    27 January Wallabies should use Indigenous Advance Australia Fair by Spiro Zavos The Roar

    27 January Opera Mini gifts India with support for 13 Native Languages this Republic Day by Sayan Sarkar Gizbot

    27 January Technology helps teach Navajo language in new ways by Gilbert Cordova

    27 January The Endless Balkan Language Politics Circus by Zarko Perovic Huffington Post

    27 January The many tongues of Canada St Albert Gazette

    27 January Technology helps teach Navajo language in news ways

    26 January Winnipeg School Division happy with Ojibwa, Cree bilingual program registrations CBC

    26 January Mexico's Supreme Court Hands Indigneous Peoples Landmark Victory in Media Representation by Giovanna Salazar translated by Lisa Golden Tio Global Voices

    26 January Saving endangered languages, one book at a time by Evelyn Perez FIU News

    26 January Mexico’s Supreme Court hands Indigenous peoples landmark victory in media representation Global Voices

    26 January Basket weaving workshops an educational experience at Days Creek by Vera Westbrook NR Today

    26 January Saving endangered languages, one book at a time by Evelyn Perez FIU News

    26 January Alice man’s crusade to save indigenous languages honours with OAM by Tom Volling NT News

    26 January Jessica Mauboy sings two anthems on Harbour Bridge: First an indigenous version then English by Soraiya Fuda Daily Telegraph

    26 January Loud and proud: Aboriginal pop-star Jessica Mauboy sings indigenous version of national anthem on Australia Day from Sydney Harbour Bridge by Monique Friedlander Daily Mail

    26 January Skip English, focus on Indigenous Languages for India’s Development by Harshmeet Singh NewsGram

    26 January Australia Day honours: Leonora Aboriginal leader receives award for child health and language work by Nathan Morris ABC

    26 January Google features Aboriginal themed artwork for Australia Day by Jared Owens The Australian

    25 January BBC Kernow would ‘give a greater voice’ to the Cornish by Victoria Brock Western Morning News

    25 January Preserving the Balinese language for generations to come by Richard Horstman Indonesia Expat

    25 January Re-building Indigenous identity in Canada Education HQ

    25 January Nigerian linguistc, Túbọ̀sún, emerges first African to win Premio Ostana Award for Scriptures The Cable

    25 January Australia Day & British Invasion by Gideon Polya MWC News

    25 January U of T strikes Truth and Reconciliation steering committee by Emily Colero The Varsity

    25 January Nagamese becoming common language in Nagaland and in Burma Naga Eastern Minor

    25 January Mt Druitt Indigenous Choir prepares for Australia Da performance by Alyshia Gates SBS

    25 January Here is how many African-language articles there are on Wikipedia by Charlie Fripp

    25 January Sundance Institute Announces New Merata Mita Fellowship for Indigenous Artists and 2016 Recipient by Carlos Aguilar SydneysBuzz

    24 January White Earth Band wants road signs to reflect Ojibwe language by Jenna Ross Star Tribune

    24 January #SpeakGwichinToMe: Using social media to reclaim language CBC

    24 January Looking local: Snapdeal, Quikr, Hike, others launch vernacular language support byKunal Doley Financial Express

    24 January First Nations chief from B.C. calls for urgent effort to revive native languages by Taylor Austen The Marshalltown

    24 January 3 tips for learning your traditional tongue by Stephen Cram CBC

    23 January National monument to honour Native American veterans by Lynette George Herald Democrat

    23 January Two Spirits, One Heart, Five Genders by Duane Brayboy Indian Country

    23 January Expert group calls for more work to protect indigenous languages Dispath Tribunal

    23 January Jessica Mauboy to sing indigenous version of national anthem on Australia Day by Angela Saurine Daily Telegraph

    22 January Ancient wisdom Prince Albert Daily Heraldz

    22 January Pangasinan translation of Bible for the young by Gobleth Moulic

    22 January Pope's visit to Chiapas, Mexico, seen to affirm ministry of indigenous deacons by David Agren

    22 January DJ Mafosi rocks the stage by Tshifhiwa Mukwevho Zoutnet

    22 January Logan's Indigenous history: a language almost lost and story of survival by Yasmin Noone NITV

    22 January Indigenous Leader: Save Native Languages From Extinction by Edith M. Lederer ABC News

    22 January Bolivians celebrate Plurinational State Foundation day by Amy Booth Latin Correspondent

    22 January Support fluency to save native languages, Canadian tribal chief urges after UN meeting by Edith. M. Lederer

    22 January First Nation leader calls on UN to preserve indigenous languages by Edith M. Lederer CTV News

    21 January The national anthem's power to transcend language and culture by Luke Briscoe NITV

    21 January One indigenous language dies every 2 weeks, says UN Daily Sabah

    21 January RU gold medallist to promote Nagpuri lang Times of India

    21 January Somalia President urges Somalis to preserve mother tongue Horseed Media

    21 January Maung Nyeu is helping his people put their language and stories on record by Molly Jackson The Christian Science Monitor

    21 January Superintendent Douglas supports Seal of Biliteracy Legistlation by Alexis Burkhart Prescott eNews

    21 January Nationalist Congress Party backs Goa RSS snub to BJP over languages NDTV

    21 January Tasmania’s Aboriginal heritage recognised with more dual place names announced by Selina Ross ABC News

    20 January Experts call for efforts to save indigenous languages Manila Times

    20 January Former Georgetown resident receives Order of Ontario by Kathryn Boyle

    19 January Kokborok Day observed in Tripura Northeast Today

    19 January Bittersweet honour for SayITFirst for First Nations language tool Herald Business

    19 January Online resource gives new life to endangered languages CORDIS

    18 January How hackers who “give a shit” are helping to preserve Indigenous culture and bridge social gaps Startupsmart

    18 January New initiative launched at SFU to save Squamish language by Tyler Gallop SFU News

    15 January Language revitalization, one text at a time by Shady Grove Oliver The Arctic Sounder

    15 January Angkety Map Highlights Digital Resources for Australia's Indigenous Language Revitalization by Eduardo Avila Global Voices

    15 January Saving our local languages by Calista Ezeaku The Tide

    14 January Skwomesh language activist to launch 'trailblazing' immersion course at B.C. university by Duncan McCue CBC News

    14 January Heritage University Language Center Works to Keep Sahaptin Language Alive in the Yakima Valley by Veronica Quintero NBC

    14 January This Native American tribe on Long Island is trying to raise its language from the dead by Alina Simone PRI

    13 January Orange Order, Financial Burdens and the Irish Language by Chris Donnelly Slugger O’Toole

    13 January Tibetan Language Made Equal With Chinese in County in China's Qinghai by Guru Choegyi and Lhuboom Radio Free Asia

    13 January Why Mandarin? by Ntokozo Nhlabathi News 24

    11 January White Earth hopes to put Ojibwe language on lake signs along the highway by Pippi Mayfield Grand Forks Herald

    11 January Nigeria: 'How Indigenous Language Newspapers Are Coping Despite Trying Times' by Margaret Mwantok All Africa

    9 January One of the last remaining speakers of Khomani San language laid to rest News 24

    9 January New Phrase Book encourages language continuity by Geoff Shields Wawatay News

    8 January How to put some Romansh into your life by Rosie Driffil The Guardian

    8 January Peru officially recognizes native Amazon alphabet by Hillary Ojeda Peru This Week

    7 January “Charlotte’s Web” translated into Cherokee language by Scott McKie Cherokee One Feather

    7 January What Aotearoa is teaching Alaskans about language Radio New Zealand

    6 January Tribal languages need to be protected, say experts Times of India

    5 January Online Cultural Hub ‘Voces Étnicas’ Seeks to Revitalize Indigenous Customs in Mexico by Giovanna Salazar Global Voices

    5 January Government launches 5-year plan for Indigenous education by Christine Chou China Post

    5 January Cracking the code to speak Cherokee by Dale Neal Citizen-Times

    4 January Alaskans inspired by Teo Reo example by Victoria White Hawke’s Bay Today

    3 January Ten Canoes rewatched - ethnography document meets high-spirited whimsy by Luke Buckmaster The Guardian

    2 January Warm Springs teacher earns national linguistics award by Abby Spegman The Bulletin

    2 January Living with natives to save a secret Colombian language by Lisbeth Fog Worldcrunch

    1 January Joe McHugh: Jump in and talk Irish like I did by Joe McHugh Irish Times