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Hausa speakers can now hit "so" on Facebook

Hausa, joins the the 'African class' of Somali, Swahili, Afrikaans and Kinyawrwanda. The social network site currently has over 100 languages available to users.

Hausa, joins the the 'African class' of Somali, Swahili, Afrikaans and Kinyawrwanda. The social network site currently has over 100 languages available to users.

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Could English be ousted as an EU official language?

Now that the United Kingdom has decided to leave the European Union, the debate about English as the de facto official language of Europe is likely on the mind of many.

Now that the United Kingdom has decided to leave the European Union, the debate about English as the de facto official language of Europe is likely on the mind of many.

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French language revolution in France

Pourquoi faire simple quand on peut faire compliqué ? (Why make it simple when you can make it complicated?) This French sentence applies perfectly

Pourquoi faire simple quand on peut faire compliqué ? (Why make it simple when you can make it complicated?) This French sentence applies perfectly

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Polyglot or ‘polynot’: a look at language skills across the EU

Luxembourgers are the multilingual champions of the EU while the Irish, Bulgarians, Austrians and Hungarians are among the worst, latest official

Luxembourgers are the multilingual champions of the EU while the Irish, Bulgarians, Austrians and Hungarians are among the worst, latest official

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Cameron: Language classes for Muslim women can help fight extremism

British Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged 25 million euros (20 million pounds) for English classes for women in isolated communities. Cameron

British Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged 25 million euros (20 million pounds) for English classes for women in isolated communities. Cameron

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Which new words have made it into the latest English dictionary?

In an attempt to reflect evolving cultural, political and social norms Oxford Dictionaries, a branch of the Oxford family that studies the

In an attempt to reflect evolving cultural, political and social norms Oxford Dictionaries, a branch of the Oxford family that studies the

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Portuguese language reform law goes global

Does it ever bother you when someone corrects your grammar or spelling? Or do you do it to other people? If so, spare a thought for this ‘

Does it ever bother you when someone corrects your grammar or spelling? Or do you do it to other people? If so, spare a thought for this ‘

Culture

Found in translation: One minute with David Konečný

In this bonus interview we chat to David Konečný, photographer for Czech publishing house Vetrne Mlyny. Find out more about a project to boost the

In this bonus interview we chat to David Konečný, photographer for Czech publishing house Vetrne Mlyny. Find out more about a project to boost the

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English and Spanish among happiest languages

Human language has a tendency to be slanted towards happy words, according to a new study. And Spanish was found to be the world’s happiest

Human language has a tendency to be slanted towards happy words, according to a new study. And Spanish was found to be the world’s happiest