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Babel Film Festival 2013

The Babel Film Festival is the first film competition for minority films that use minority languages, dialects, slang, or sign language. The aim is to appreciate and promote cinema related to linguistic minorities, giving...
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Vietnamese on Rise in Japan

Nearly 400 Japanese students of varying ages took the country’s first national Vietnamese language exam last month. Education insiders said the test reflects Vietnam’s rising importance in the region. The test, which reportedly took two years...

Danish Language Classes Supplement Denmark Tax Cuts

A new tax deal set by the Danish government will place stronger conditions for entry to social welfare programs and payments for foreign citizens. The tax cut, which amounts to 5 billion kroner, aim...
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BBC launches Pidgin Portal

The BBC has launched a new online section that delivers news exclusively in Pidgin for West African audiences. Pidgin is a language spoken by over 75 million Nigerians. While the number of speakers is...

Mix of Japanese-Indigenous Languages Survives in Taiwan

In the town of Hanhsi in the northeastern mountains here, where many of the Atayal indigenous people reside, a language resembling Japanese -- "Yilan Creole" -- can be heard being spoken. According to remaining records...

CIA Partners with Baruch College to Recruit Top Linguists

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has launched its Signature School Program at Baruch College, a senior college in The City University of New York system. The program will deepen cooperation between the CIA and Baruch...

Russian Wrangles with Ukrainian

Evening Moscow, View of the Moscow Kremlin, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and the University. Russia More than 60% of Ukrainian citizens want the Ukrainian language to...

Hindi Speakers Asked for Cooperation

Indian president Ram Nath Kovind has asked Hindi speakers to give more respect and time to regional languages and their speakers in an attempt to head off anti-Hindi sentiment across the country. During the Hindi...

Celebrating International Greek Language Day

Sunset view of the blue dome churches of Santorini, Greece, Europe. February 9 has been declared international Greek language day in hopes of sparking interest in the language worldwide....

$3 Million for Irish Language

Irish language groups have received increased funding. According to the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe’s budget speech, the Department is allocating new funds to the Irish language along with the Gaeltacht (areas of Ireland...
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