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What Are the Bourbonnais Creole Languages?

What Are the Bourbonnais Creole Languages?

[ 0 ] October 23, 2015 |

By Sarah-Claire Jordan Bourbonnais Creole is a group of French-based creole languages that are spoken on different islands in the Indian Ocean. They get their name from the former name of one of the islands, Bourbon Island, which is now called Réunion Island. Sometimes the group is also referred to as Mascarene Creole, after the […]

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Three Brazilian Languages You May Not Know

Three Brazilian Languages You May Not Know

[ 0 ] August 10, 2015 |

By Sarah-Claire Jordan Brazil has always been known for its unique diversity. The Brazilian people have an amazing mix of African, Portuguese, and indigenous roots that has had an interesting impact on the culture of their country. Like many modern countries, Brazil has had its fair share of waves of immigration, most notably from countries […]

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Top 10 Indigenous Languages of the U.S.

Top 10 Indigenous Languages of the U.S.

[ 0 ] August 10, 2015 |

By Sarah-Claire Jordan As a country of immigrants, it’s no wonder that there are over 300 different languages spoken in the U.S. today. Over half of those languages, however, are indigenous languages spoken by members of the different Native American tribes found in the U.S. If you think about it, every other language spoken in […]

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The Sango Language: Three Things to Know

The Sango Language: Three Things to Know

Sango is the official language of the Central African Republic, and is also native to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Chad. By having Sango as the official and national language, the Central Republic of Africa is bucking the trend of many African countries which tend to use Arabic, French, English and other languages […]

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Three Things You May Not Know About Ilocano

Three Things You May Not Know About Ilocano

July 21, 2015 |

By Sarah-Claire Jordan Ilocano, sometimes spelled Ilokano, is a language native to the Philippines. It is part of the Austronesian language family, which includes Hawaiian, Maori, Indonesian, Tahitian, and more. Ilocano is the third most common language spoken in the Philippines, and has some mutual intelligibility with a few other languages on the islands. It […]

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10 Most Common African Languages

10 Most Common African Languages

July 21, 2015 |

By Sarah-Claire Jordan Being the second-largest continent on Earth in terms of land and population, Africa is already quite impressive. It consists of 54 different countries, all of them unique and adding a bit of diversity to the continent as a whole. Given that it is located next to the Middle East and Central Asia […]

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Swahili: What you should know

Swahili: What you should know

By Sarah-Claire Jordan If you’re anything like me, the African language you’ve probably heard referenced the most is Swahili. For me, that’s the language that comes to mind when anyone is talking about Central Africa. It turns out, this is the most common language in the African Great Lakes region and Southeast Africa, acting as […]

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The Yavapai Voice: A Struggle for Distinction

The Yavapai Voice: A Struggle for Distinction

[ 0 ] January 1, 2014 |

Newcomers to the northwestern Arizona highlands are surprised by a smattering of snow that comes to interrupt the usual stifling dryness. Amid this dryness, dozens of Indian bands or scattered tribes are regrouped in reservations. The focus here is the Yavapai “people of the sun” who reside in Camp Verde, Clarkdale, and other locations belonging […]

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