Stories about Languages from July, 2011
Languages: Tweeting in Chichewa in Southern Africa
The Indigenous Tweets project recently interviewed Edmond Kachale, a software developer based in Malawi, who has been active in promoting the use of the Southern African language Chichewa through digital tools. Edmond is also an active Twitterer and provides updates using this Bantu language.
Twitter to Promote and Preserve Underrepresented Languages
The project Indigenous Tweets started by Kevin Scannell has been tracking and highlighting Twitter accounts that have been using the microblogging platform to promote and preserve underrepresented language communities. Currently the project is tracking more than a hundred different language groups.