Feature interviews with the hosts of the @AsiaLangsOnline collaborative Twitter account. Read more about the work of a diverse group of language digital activists working to promote Asian Indigenous, minority, or low-resource languages.
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Ganesh Birua is a young activist from the Indian state of Odisha. Rising Voices talked with Birua to learn about his efforts to bring his mother tongue to the internet.
From Nepal, Bikram Rana has worked to promote the Rana Tharu language through a variety of digital mediums.
Prasanta Hembram works to make more online resources, educational content, and apps available in the Santali language.
In an interview with Rising Voices, Bali Nangavulan walked us through about how he found a community online through a personal journey back to his roots.
Digital discourse: How going online is keeping Kadazan and other indigenous languages alive in Borneo
"The indigenous languages don’t have to stay in dusty cabinets. We can use technology to have our languages and cultures available online."
Community efforts recently led to the launch of an online dictionary containing close to 30,000 entries, making it the largest repository of linguistic data for the Nepalbhasa language to date.
Please meet Noor Pamiri, the host of @AsiaLangsOnline Twitter account from August 26-September 01, 2020. He will be sharing his work with the Wakhi language, spoken in four countries, including Pakistan.
Please meet Pushker Kadel, the host of @AsiaLangsOnline Twitter account during August 19-25, 2020. He will be sharing his work as a language, education and development practitioner in Nepal.
Please meet Rany Phok, the host of @AsiaLangsOnline Twitter account from August 11-18, 2020. She will be sharing his work with the Krung language, spoken in Cambodia.
Please meet Veer Keram, the host of @AsiaLangsOnline Twitter account from August 05-11, 2020. He will be sharing his work with the Gondi language, spoken in India.
Please meet Muhammad Zaman Sagar, the host of @AsiaLangsOnline Twitter account from July 29-August 04, 2020. He will be sharing his work with the Gawri (Kalami) language, spoken in Pakistan.
Language Warriors PH will host of @AsiaLangsOnline Twitter account during July 22-28, 2020. Find out about their work translating health content in various Philippine languages.
Please meet Lami’ Tsai-Wei Hung, the host of @AsiaLangsOnline Twitter account during July 15-21, 2020. She will be sharing her work with the Sakizaya language, spoken in Taiwan.