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Digital discourse: How going online is keeping Kadazan and other indigenous languages alive in Borneo

"The indigenous languages don’t have to stay in dusty cabinets. We can use technology to have our languages and cultures available online."

Ghanaian digital activist pushes for more online visibility for the Dagbani language

Sadik Shahadu: "Even though there are offline Dagbani resources and learning materials in most public libraries in some schools from the north, getting access to them is somehow difficult."

Digital resources are the key to saving the ‘definitely endangered’ Nepalbhasa language

Community efforts recently led to the launch of an online dictionary containing close to 30,000 entries, making it the largest repository of linguistic data for the Nepalbhasa language to date.

Taking the Laz language online, one project at a time: An interview with Eylem Bostanci

Global Voices spoke with Eylem Bostancı, a project coordinator at the Laz Institute, an Istanbul-based organization dedicated to promoting the Laz language and culture.

The watchtower on the mountain of Dagestan's indigenous languages

Kaitag, a language variant of the Dargwa family, is spoken in Dagestan's mountainous villages, but has a limited digital presence. Digital activists like Magomed Magomedov are working to change this.

Sora, an indigenous language from India, is getting a new typeface

Indian type designer Sony Salma has recently created a new typeface for the Sorang Sompeng, an old and little-used alphabet of the Sora.

‘We have a strange destiny': a conversation with the Livonian poet Valts Ernštreits: Part II

"That's the idea of the series: to tell the Livonian story to the Latvian public, so they would better understand why Livonian is important."

‘We have a strange destiny': a conversation with the Livonian poet Valts Ernštreits: Part I

"There are only a few countries in Europe who have indigenous people, and Latvia is one of them."

Interview with Gladys Camacho Rios, Quechua language digital activist

Learn more about Gladys Camacho Rios. She hosts the @ActLenguas Twitter account during June 22-29, 2020 and will talk about her work with Quechua language.

Uyghur emojis help spread message of cultural resistance over social media

Emojis representing Uyghur characters and culture are now available on the encrypted messenger platform Telegram in an effort by the Uyghur diaspora in Russian-speaking countries to raise visibility.

Q&A: Meet Nabil Berri, Acehnese language activist

Please meet Nabil Berri, the host of @AsiaLangsOnline Twitter account during July 08-14, 2020. He will be sharing his work with the Acehnese language, spoken in Indonesia.

Interview with Elena Tambriz, K’iche’ language digital activist

Learn more about Elena Tambriz. She is the host of the @ActLenguas Twitter account during June 1-7, 2020 and will speak about her work in support of the K’iche’ language.

Q&A: Meet Fikri Ansori, Rejang language activist

Please meet Fikri Ansori, the host of @AsiaLangsOnline Twitter account during June 10-16, 2020. He will be sharing his work with the Rejang language, spoken in Indonesia.