Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week)

Poster New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Dates for the 2019 Māori Language Week were September 9-15. 2020 dates have yet to be announced. Te wiki o te reo Māori (Māori Language Week) is a popular, government-sponsored initiative promoting the use of Māori language. The week is part of the broader Māori language revival and raises public …

How to be a Responsible Traveler

Photo Global tourism has matured and offers options for travelers wishing their journeys to be as eco-friendly, people-friendly and place-friendly as possible. While there is no standard definition that used by locals and visitors alike, most travelers simply want to have a good trip that causes no harm and most locals want to please visitors who …

Australia Slang

Word cloud Even a drongo can use a dongle! Traveler Tip: If you are uncertain about a particular expression or word, just say, ‘Hang on a moment, I’m not quite sure what you’re on about.’ Featured Words Billabong Bushwalking Makarrata Vale Walkabout Top Faves: Waddaya reckon? Arvo = Afternoon As fit as a mallee bull …

Sierra Juárez

Photo: Bosque de Ixtán Oaxaca’s Sierra Juárez is home of Guelatao San Antonio Cuajimoloyas, Ixtlán de Juárez, Santa Catarina Ixtepeji, Santa María Yavesia, and Santa Catarina Lachatao What connects these communities are the forests and Indigenous histories. All well and good, so our questions lean toward the practicalities of visiting in a responsible, conscious, sustainable, eco-friendly way. …

Māori Language

Graphic New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Planeta.com spotlights the annual Māori Language Week. We are updating this page with key links, headlines and links to social web channels including Facebook and Twitter. Vocabulary is featured here. Key Links Māori Language Commission Te Taura Whiri I te Reo Māori Facebook Te Wiki o te Reo Māori Planeta.com …

2019 – International Year of Indigenous Languages

Photo: Tienda Ayöök, Clay Rabbits 2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages (Año Internacional de las Lenguas Indígenas). Hashtags: #iyil2019, #2019iyil Suggestions are welcome as continue to edit and update this page. Key Links iyil2019.org https://en.iyil2019.org/media/#become https://en.iyil2019.org/registration https://es.iyil2019.org/registro/ https://www.un.org/development/desa/indigenouspeoples/meetings-and-workshops/8109-2.html https://www.iyil.org Questions for the organizers What are the hashtags for the 2019 International Year? Questions …

Ayöök Vocabulary from Santa María Ocotepec (Maaxïnkojm), Oaxaca, México

Photo: Ceramic Cup Here are key Ayöök (Mixe) words and phrases used in Santa María Ocotepec (>Maaxïnkojm) and translated in Spanish and English. If you have not started to learn Ayöök, 2019 is a great time to start as this is the International Year of Indigenous Languages. Planeta.com is celebrating the year by updating guides …

Word of the Year

Buzzwords WOTY, aka the Word of the Year, is given by various organizations and highlight language which reflect the popular discourse. 2019 Word of the Year 2019 Previous Years Word of the Year 2018 Word of the Year 2017 Planeta.com Language The Value of Communication = El Valor de la Comunicación

Buzzword Bingo 2019

Buzzwords 2019 What are your favorite words of 2019? We are curating our annual collection of new words, old classics, and the inbetween, that came to attention / usefulness in 2019. Image: Arrokoth, photo from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft Buzzwords have the attribution-sharealike license. If you use them, please make attributions. Flickr 2019 Album Buzzword …