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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...

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...

Afrikaans Phased Out

South Africa’s University of Pretoria has begun phasing out Afrikaans as its official teaching language and replacing it with English. This move...

Greek for Young Refugees

Greek schools are welcoming in more refugee and migrant children who have been stranded in the country. Major efforts by the Greek Ministry of Education, Research, and Religious Affairs supported by UNICEF to get...

China Wants Filipino English Teachers

An English-teaching platform aimed at the $4.5 billion market for online language lessons in China is looking to hire 100,000 Filipino English teachers over the next five...

Protection for Turkey’s ‘Bird Language’

The whistled “bird language” used by small groups of Black Sea villagers in remote northern Turkey has joined a UNESCO list of endangered languages in need of “urgent safeguarding.” Around 10,000 people, mostly from the...

Indian Languages Outpacing English Online

According to a recent study, the growth of Indian language internet users is growing at 18% per year, so that by 2021 the total will reach 531...