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Ukrainian language, arts, and culture

Ukrainian is a Slavic language written in the Cyrillic script and spoken by around 40 million people. The modern Ukrainian language appears in print in the late 18th century, and has since produced rich literature that is finally getting the attention it deserves outside of Ukraine, thanks to a renewed …

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Esperanto: Can the language of idealism face reality?

We want to bring the ‘idealistic language’ down to earth Languages are typically an essential means of identity, but also pose an unresolved dilemma: a paradox in which languages provide the opportunity to communicate, but only work within a given location and group of individuals, thus distancing us from one …

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Google Translate adds Kurdish Sorani

In 2016, Google announced it had added Kurmanji Kurdish to its translation service, alongside 12 other languages, but not Sorani, which is spoken in Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhilat), in addition to the southern parts of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Google Translate on Wednesday announced it will add 24 new languages, …

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International Mother Language Day

Mother languages in a multilingual approach are essential components of quality education, which is itself the foundation for empowering women and men and their societies. Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director General The theme of the 2016 International Mother Language Day is “Quality education, language(s) of instruction and learning outcomes.” This underlines …

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