Happy Chinese New Year!

Kung Hei Fat Choy! 恭喜发财!

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Language Fact of the Day…

A dialect of Welsh, known as Patagonian Welsh, is spoken in Argentina. Welsh settlers first arrived in the Patagonia in 1865, when they felt that their culture and language was at threat in their native country. It is estimated that around 5,000 – 12,000 people speak Patagonian Welsh as their first language, with a further 25,000 speaking it as their second language.

How the internet is saving endangered languages…

Young people in the African country of Angola, once a Portuguese colony, are using the internet to try to promote and protect their country’s indigenous languages:

 

http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/01/14/how-online-platforms-are-working-to-save-angolas-languages/

 

Do you know of any similar efforts that are being made to protect endangered languages? We’d love to hear about them!