2019 – International Year of Indigenous Languages

Photo: Tienda Ayuuk, Clay Rabbits Mark your calendar. 2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages (Año Internacional de las Lenguas Indígenas). Hashtags: #iyil2019, #2019iyil Planeta.com will be updating relevant features that showcase successful language conservation campaigns including Dizhsa Nabani,  #UsaTuVoz , Kumoontun, and Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. Suggestions are welcome …

Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2019

Poster New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Dates for the 2019 Māori Language Week are September 9-15. Māori Language Week, Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, 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 awareness for Māori language revitalization, learning, and …

South Africa Slang

South Africa Flag Here we translate South African English and a bit of Afrikaans to American English and Spanish. Howzit, my China! Don’t check me skeef. Ag Shame – I feel sorry for you (often sarcastically used); also: how sweet! (e.g. in reference to a child, or a young animal) – Lo siento por ti …

Yugambeh

Indigenous Languages The Yugambeh-speaking people are the traditional custodians of the land located in southeast Queensland and northeast New South Wales, now within the Logan City, Gold Coast, Scenic Rim, and Tweed City regions whose ancestors all spoke one or more dialects of the Yugambeh Language. The Yugambeh Museum, Language and Heritage Research Centre aims to record and promote …

Hawaiian

Languages This page is dedicated to our favorite words and phrases in Hawaiian. Suggestions are welcome. February is #HawaiianLanguageMonth or #MahinaOleloHawaii YouTube Embedded Tweets Following the UN declaration, @GovHawaii proclaimed 2019 the Year of Indigenous Languages in Hawaiʻi. ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi has been recognized an official state language since 1978, and is still only one of two U.S. states with …

International Year of Indigenous Languages Links

Photo Links related to the International Year of Indigenous Languages presented in somewhat random fashion: Language Challenge Mexico http://www.onunoticias.mx/abren-convocatoria-para-trabajos-de-investigacion-en-el-contexto-del-ano-internacional-de-las-lenguas-indigenas-2019 Embedded Tweets Join us as we launch the International Year of Indigenous Languages 1 February 2019 at the UNHQ in New York!#Indigenous peoples' representatives and #NGOs in Consultative Status with ECOSOC are invited to register here: …

Kuáhl

Indigenous Languages Kudos to Pie de Pagina for featuring the story of the last speakers of Kuáhl, an Indigenous language native to Baja California. They made their own museum to preserve their culture. Ku’ahl is a linguistic derivation of the Paipai. A sign for the “Ku’ahl Museum” is seen on the road leading to the …

Māori Language

Graphic 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 Māori Language Week / …

Tourism Definitions

Artwork Truth is, we’ve been beleaguered by definitions of tourism long before Planeta.com launched in 1994. Spotlight Agritourism Community Tourism Conscious Travel Culinary Tourism Exploring Ecotourism Ethnotourism Community Tourism Indigenous Tourism Irresponsible Tourism What is responsible travel? Smart Tourism Sustainable Tourism Essay New terms are springing up such as coffee tourism and smart tourism. there …

Death Notebook

Photo If I should die in a car wreck, may I have Van Morrison on my tape deck. – U-Li La Lu, Poi Dog Pondering Now it’s over I’m dead and I haven’t done anything that I want (now it’s over) / Or, I’m still alive and there’s nothing I want to do. – They …