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Pacahuara Tribe Dies Out

The Pacahuara tribe, once the largest indigenous group in Bolivia, is about to die out. The Pacahuara thrived in Bolivia just 200 years ago, and it is astonishing to think … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · 2 Comments

French Journalist Misses the Point

The city of Dublin’s takeover as the seat of EU presidency, which changes every six months, was marked by a meeting of journalists to discuss forthcoming plans, however, one journalist … Continue reading

January 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

And The Award Goes To…

Manchester has been named Europe’s most linguistically diverse city with 153 different languages being spoken by the 500,000 people who reside there. These figures mean Manchester is more varied than … Continue reading

December 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Decline of the Welsh Language

Shocking statistics from the 2011 census reveal the number of Welsh speakers has sharply declined in the last ten years. Welsh is now classed as a minority language in the … Continue reading

December 12, 2012 · 2 Comments

Language Research!

Experts have concluded that many modern Indo-European languages, including English, originated in Turkey approximately 9,000 years ago. It was previously thought that this group of languages developed 5,000 years ago … Continue reading

December 7, 2012 · 1 Comment

Nepalese Languages Face Extinction

There are many reasons why the beautiful country of Nepal, sadly faces extinction of many of its native languages. The indigenous population who live in stark isolation from the rest … Continue reading

December 6, 2012 · 1 Comment

Google Goes Tribal

Google added Cherokee as Gmail’s 57th supported language. Users can now utilise all aspects of Google’s online services in the Cherokee language. This marks a milestone in indigenous languages as … Continue reading

December 6, 2012 · Leave a comment