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Using our own languages is the first step towards an African Renaissance

The neglect of our mother tongues is holding us back, says Apioth Mayom Apioth.

Filed in: Africa Language Language

Sign language is our rightful mother tongue

Jill Jones explains why signing is particularly vulnerable to dying out – and why this basic human right must be protected.

Filed in: Disability Human Rights Language Language Minorities

Languages - THE FACTS

A graphic guide to the world’s many tongues.

Filed in: Language Language

Talking about a revolution

Jo Lateu explains why the world’s minority languages matter for all of us - and why we should be fighting for their survival.

Filed in: Culture Language Language Politics

Welcome to Kaurna country

In the Adelaide plains, one Aboriginal language is enjoying an unlikely revival, explains Katrina Power.

Filed in: Australia Indigenous Peoples Language

Can a language without a home survive?

Yiddish has a reputation for being intrinsically funny – but, says Alex Hacillo, there are better reasons for ensuring it doesn’t die out.

Filed in: Language Language Religion

Your language makes you who you are

On International Mother Tongue Day, Jo Lateu explains why our 7,000-plus global languages must be valued and protected. 

Filed in: Education Language Language

Haiti’s colonial hangover

The linguistic and religious legacy of the French lives on 200 years after independence, writes Sokari Ekine.

Filed in: Haiti Language Religion

Words on the street from a globetrotters' phrasebook

Global squattertalk.

Filed in: Cities Housing Language Poverty

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