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Stories about Languages

17 March 2017

Working with Guatajiagua Youth to Revitalize the Potón Language in El Salvador

A group of young people, members of the Association of Lenca Communities of Guatajiagua, organized the recording sessions and an introductory course in journalism based on indigenous communication.

1 March 2017

Looking Back at the 2017 Mother Language Meme Challenge

Language communities around the world took part in the 2017 Mother Language Meme Challenge as a fun way to celebrate linguistic diversity on the internet.

17 February 2017

Making Kwak̓wala Language Learning Fun For Her Students With a Little Help From Memes

“Let’s paddle one canoe to get to where we want to go," says Pewi Alfred, a Kwak̓wala language teacher and promoter of the Mother Language Meme Challenge.

As a Wearer of Many Hats Promoting the Quechua Language, Language Activist Can Now Include Meme Maker

Margot Camones is a translator, interpreter, professor of Quechua Ancashino and much more. Now she is taking part in the Mother Language Meme Challenge to add to that list.

15 February 2017

Accepting the Challenge by Creating Memes to Help the Wiradjuri Language Revival

In addition to leading a language learning program, Geoff Anderson is taking part in the Mother Language Meme Challenge creating memes in the Wiradjuri language of Australia.

14 February 2017

Helping the Fulfulde Language Have an Online Presence Through Memes

In West Africa, members of the the Peeral Media Network have been promoting the Fulfulde language through a number of platforms and tools like memes for the #MemeML Challenge.

11 February 2017

Following Successful #TweetYoruba Campaign, Now Come Memes in the Yoruba Language

It began with a #TweetYoruba campaign a few years ago, and now Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún and the Yoruba Name project are creating memes in the Yoruba language.

10 February 2017

Karuk Language Advocate Encourages Son to Use Their Language by Creating Memes Together

Susan Gehr has been working with her son to help her create memes in the Karuk language as part of the Mother Language Meme Challenge.

9 February 2017

Creating Memes in the Berrichon-Bourbonnais Language

From France, Pierre-Marie Chevreux is taking part in the Mother Language Meme Challenge creating memes in the Berrichon-Bourbonnais language.

8 February 2017

Recording for “Digital Textbooks” in the Pisbi Language in El Salvador

Members of the Kakawira Indigenous People in El Salvador took part in audio recording sessions for the creation of a digital “booklet” in the Pisbi language as part of a...

23 January 2017

Celebrate Linguistic Diversity Online With the Mother Language Meme Challenge

Celebrate linguistic diversity on the internet by creating a meme in an endangered, indigenous, minority or heritage language for the Mother Language Meme Challenge.

21 January 2017

Launching the Project to Support the Revitalization of the Potón and Pisbi Languages in El Salvador

This is the first update on the indigenous language digital activism project from El Salvador working with the Potón and Pisbi languages.

12 January 2017

Study Will Explore Best Practices for Creating Free Knowledge in Indigenous Languages on Wikipedia

Who is promoting indigenous-language Wikipedia sites? What are their motivations? What challenges do they face? These are a few of the questions we will try to answer in a new...