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An honest conversation with Earth

At a time when systems and values crumble before us, using language to help craft a new story could be crucial, writes Lucy Purdy.

Filed in: Environment Language Language

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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