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Q&A: Meet Veer Keram, Gondi language activist

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.

Q&A: Meet Muhammad Zaman Sagar, Gawri language activist

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.

Q&A with Language Warriors PH, a translators’ network in the Philippines

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.

Q&A: Meet Sok Socheat, Bunong language activist

Please meet Sok Socheat, the host of @AsiaLangsOnline Twitter account during June 17-23, 2020. He will be sharing his work with the Bunong language, spoken in Cambodia.

Making Swahili visible: Identity, language and the internet

Swahili is the most widely spoken African language, but its visibility online is dismal. Kenyan language activist Bonface Witaba is working to change this.

A Yorùbá language activist strives for linguistic diversity in digital spaces 

Adéṣinà Ọmọ Yoòbá, a Nigerian Yorùbá language and culture advocate, is keen to bridge the cultural and linguistic digital divide.

Who fact checks online disinformation in West Africa’s Bambara language?

Kpénahi Traoré, a language activist and journalist, battles the online dissemination of false information in Bambara, one of West Africa’s most widely spoken minority languages.

COVID-19 tune educates, empowers Indonesia’s remote Marapu community

"Let’s just stay at home. Let’s wash our hands diligently to protect our health and lives."

Promoting coronavirus education through indigenous languages

A new online initiative called virALLanguages is helping speakers of indigenous, minority, endangered and other marginalized languages create informational videos on coronavirus in their own languages.

Q&A: Meet Bali Subalian, Bunun language activist

Please meet Bali Subalian, the host of @AsiaLangsOnline Twitter account during June 03-09, 2020. He will be sharing his work with the Bunun language, spoken in Taiwan.

‘Language revolt': This activist tweets against erasure of first languages in South Africa

A language reclamation activist confronts linguistic imperialism and the dehumanisation of two South African first languages through digital inclusion advocacy.

Q&A: Meet Tumi Tanakyuwan, Thau language activist

Please meet Tumi Tanakyuwan, the host of @AsiaLangsOnline Twitter account during May 20-26, 2020. She will be sharing her work with the Thau language, spoken in Taiwan.

Q&A: Meet R. Ashwani Banjan Murmu, Santali language activist

Please meet R. Ashwani Banjan Murmu, the host of @AsiaLangsOnline Twitter account during May 13-19, 2020. He will be sharing his work with the Santali language, spoken in India, Bangladesh...