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UAE Launches Arabic Declaration

Last month, at the Expo 2020 Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, VP and deputy prime minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and ruler of Dubai, launched the UAE Declaration of Arabic...

California Commits $3 Billion to Community Schools Strategy

Last month, California state superintendent Tony Thurmond announced the formation of an advisory board to help guide the work of the California Community Schools Partnership Program (CCSPP), which is being hailed as the largest...

Mail Voting Forms Finally in Diné, Apache and Yup’ik

The US Election Assistance Commission (EAC) has finally released national mail voter registration forms in Diné, Apache and Yup’ik languages. This is the first time the federal commission has released mail voting materials in...

Japanese, Turkish, and Korean Traced Back 9000 Years to China

The Transeurasian language family that includes Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, Turkish, and Tungusic languages has had its origins traced back 9000 years, to early farming communities in what is now north-east China, according to a...

Catalan Curbed by Court

In the Spanish region of Catalunya, a court ruling over the language of instruction in schools may soon result in a a constitutional conflict. The autonomous region’s educational system has generally required all subjects,...

China Plans Mandarin Domestic Dominance by 2025

According to a directive recently released by China’s Ministry of Education, Mandarin Chinese will be spoken by 85% of the country’s population by 2025. The order issued by the State Council, China’s Cabinet, said...

Portuguese Museum Arises Like a Phoenix

Six years after it went up in flames, Brazil’s Museum of the Portuguese Language has reopened at the Estação da Luz station in the heart of São Paulo. The museum originally opened in 2006...

French Fallout from Canadian Elections

Canada’s snap election this past month was a stark reminder for many of the nation’s residents that the country still has a tricky and contentious relationship with its two official languages, English and French....

Could Whistling Be the Forerunner of Language?

The origins of human language have long been a source of debate for linguists, anthropologists, and biologists alike. When compared with other forms of communication throughout the animal kingdom, like birdsong or the vocalizations...

Huffington Post to Launch Arabic News Site

The Huffington Post announced the launch of a new Arabic-language news site, HuffPost Arabi. The online news site will target the Arab world’s younger digitally-savvy generation. President and Editor-in-Chief, Arianna Huffington, said in a statement,...
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