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· June, 2020

Stories about Indigenous from June, 2020

Q&A: Meet Walis Taywang, Seediq language activist

Please meet Walis Taywang, the host of @AsiaLangsOnline Twitter account during July 01-07, 2020. He will be sharing his work with the Seediq language, spoken in Taiwan.

Q&A: Meet Ilham Nurwansah, Sundanese language activist

Please meet Ilham Nurwansah, the host of @AsiaLangsOnline Twitter account during June 24-30, 2020. He will be sharing his work with the Sundanese language, spoken in Indonesia.

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.