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Macron Backs Ban on Gender-Inclusive French 

In France, the Senate, including President Macron, has voted in favor of a proposed law banning the use of gender neutral and gender inclusive language...

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Danish Becomes More Gender Neutral

The official Danish dictionary of spelling, the Retskrivningsordbogen, will be relaunched in 2024 as part of a growing effort to make the Danish language...

Australian Referendum May Boost Indigenous Language Education

On 14 October, Australians will have their say in a referendum about whether to change the Constitution to recognize the First Peoples of Australia...

‘New’ Language Discovered in Turkey

A new language has been discovered during an archeological dig at a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Boğazköy-Hattusha in Turkey, former capital of the...

Cantonese Repression in Hong Kong

In Hong Kong, a group created to promote the use of Cantonese was pushed to close, after authorities raided its founder's family home last...

Multinational Move to Modernize Greek

Three organizations from countries with significant Greek communities are coming together to modernize the Greek language and the way it is taught. Macquarie University in...

Spanish Genders Fluctuate in Argentina

In Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires, the...

Swahili to Be Taught in Malawi’s Schools

President of Malawi Lazarus Chakwera has ordered the country’s education sector to immediately introduce the Swahili language to school curriculums, aiming to ease business...

Ñamericano Rejected by Spanish Establishment

The director of the Real Academia Española (RAE–Royal...

Bantu Boost Back in Kansas

A grant from the National Science Foundation will...

Malaysia govt seeks to introduce Tamil language in schools

In Malaysia, the government is looking into introducing Tamil language as an additional subject in secondary schools across the country.  According to Prime Minister Anwar...

Data Shows US-China Cultural Relations at Low Point

According to official figures, cultural ties between the United States and China are at a significant low after years of steady decline.  Data measuring study abroad,...

Ghana Exemplifies Chinese Fervor in Africa

Chinese language learning in Ghana is at an all-time high, according to Emelia Agyei-Mensah, registrar of the University of Ghana. Speaking at a recent language...

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