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Stories about Languages

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...

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.

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.

16 September 2015

An Animated History of How the Cherokee Have Adapted Their Language for Technology

This is the video story of how the Cherokee language has adapted and evolved over time to be used with the newest communication technologies introduced to society.

18 August 2015

Learn 40 Aboriginal Hand Signs Used to Communicate Across Western Australia’s Desert

A participatory video project in Western Australia's Great Sandy Desert is teaching about hand signs used by Aboriginal women elders while teaching the Kukatja language.

22 July 2015

Singing Lullabies to Preserve the Butchulla Language

The Butchulla language, spoken by the people native to Fraser Island in Australia, faced extinction in the 20th century. It is now being revitalized thanks to the Butchulla Language Program.

9 July 2015

Students Connect With Their Community Roots at Bolivia’s Aymara Indigenous University

A new citizen journalism project is bringing the voices of Aymara students from the Túpac Katari Indigenous University in Bolivia to the web.

Australian Kids Are Learning the Warumungu Language With a Radio Cockatoo’s Help

A white cockatoo named Pinangkarl is a central character in radio program and audio podcast "Pinarra Aku" teaching Australian children about the Warumungu Aboriginal language.

Readers Can Now Enjoy Little Red Riding Hood and Other Fairy Tales in the Cree Language

Through the efforts of a blogger, popular fairy tales and fables are now available in the Cree language in an attempt to encourage greater literacy in this native language.