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Stories about Languages

26 September 2016

A Specially Designed Keyboard Allows Yorùbá and Igbo Speakers to Type Their Languages

"With this keyboard, we are addressing technical barriers to the use of Yorùbá and Igbo online."

From Making Videos to Digital Activism: Learning Experiences in the Mískitu and Mayangna Languages

This is the second article about the "Miskitus and Mayangnas on the Internet" project, grantee winner of the 2015 Microgrant call to support digital activism initiatives for indigenous languages. The...

13 September 2016

Meet the Newly Born Tulu Wikipedia, the 23rd in a South Asian Language!

Tulu is spoken by 3-5 million people in the Indian states of Karnataka and Kerala, plus a sizeable diaspora living in the US and the Gulf countries.

23 June 2016

The Language is Among Us: The Third Audio Documentary in the “Müpüley Tain Mapudungun” Series

In this third part of the project “Müpüley Tain Mapudungun” (Our Mapudungun Soaring), the participants at the workshop reflect on how the language is present in the daily life of...

6 June 2016

The Evolution of the Mapuche Language in Buenos Aires

The 2nd article article from the project “Müpüley Tain mapudungun" (Our Mapudungun Soaring), a Rising Voices grantee. Project leaders share the current state of their language in the city of...

22 May 2016

Strengthening the Miskitu and Mayangna Languages in Nicaragua Through Digital Media

This is the first post from the project "Miskitus and Mayangnas on the Internet", grantee winner to support digital activism initiatives in indigenous languages. The project is being carried out...

21 May 2016

Creating a Space for Guinea's National Languages on the Internet

"We must not make anyone feel marginalised because they have little or no understanding of the French language."

16 May 2016

Mapuches Produce Audio Documentaries in Buenos Aires

The initiative seeks to create pieces of radio art to make visible the Mapuche language, poetry and music. The Mapuche people living in the city of Buenos Aires will participate...

21 April 2016

In Australia, Learning the Gumbaynggir Language Three Minutes at a Time

Tune in to an Australian radio show to learn phrases in Gumbaynggirr language. If you happen to miss that episode, head over to their blog to read what you missed.

20 March 2016

Series of Animated Stories Revitalise Indigenous Languages in Mexico

‘68 tongues, 68 hearts’ is an animated project aimed at preserving and sharing the indigenous languages of Mexico through a series of short animations narrated in the indigenous languages.

2 February 2016

First Steps of Participatory Research Project: Indigenous Languages and Digital Media

Rising Voices is pleased to announce the launch of the participatory research project looking into the role and challenges of using digital media technologies to revitalize indigenous languages in Latin...

28 January 2016

Rising Voices Welcomes Five New Indigenous Language Digital Activism Grantees

Rising Voices congratulates the five winners from Argentina, El Salvador, Mexico, Nicaragua that will receive microgrants and mentoring for their indigenous language digital activism projects.

28 September 2015

Text-to-Speech Software Teaches How to Pronounce Words in Quechua on Social Media

Hinantin is a project aiming to develop Quechua-related software that spreads the indigenous language online through various social networks.