Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2018

Poster New Zealand – Māori Language Week, te wiki o te reo Māori, is a government-sponsored initiative promoting the use of Māori language, one of the three official national languages of the country (Māori, English and New Zealand Sign Language). The week is part of the broader Māori language revival and raises public awareness for Māori …

Tourism Definitions

Artwork Truth is, we’ve been beleaguered by definitions of tourism long before Planeta.com launched in 1994. Spotlight Conscious Travel Exploring Ecotourism Culinary Tourism Ethnotourism Community Tourism Indigenous Tourism Irresponsible Tourism Smart Tourism Essay New terms are springing up such as smart tourism. The fact is that people tend to customize their own definitions to suit …

2019 – International Year of Indigenous Languages

Photo: Sámi, Visit Finland Mark your calendar. 2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages. Planeta.com will be updating relevant features that showcase successful language conservation campaigns including #UsaTuVoz and Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. Key Links https://www.un.org/development/desa/indigenouspeoples/meetings-and-workshops/8109-2.html Background from the UN: The 55th meeting of the 3rd Committee of …

Kahu huruhuru

Lingo Cards It’s fun to learn the Māori language. Kahu huruhuru = Feather cloak Huruhuru = Feather Kahu = Cloak Newsworthy In the news because Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern wore the kahu to Buckingham Palace for a dinner hosted by the Queen of England to celebrate the Commonwealth. Elsewhere on the Web Māori treasure kahu …

COLOV 2018

Oaxaca City hosts the 8th Coloquium of Otomangan and neighboring languages (8vo Coloquio sobre Lenguas Otomangues y vecinas, COLOV). The event takes place this week at Biblioteca de Investigación Juan de Córdova in the San Pablo Center, Independencia #904. Hashtags: #COLOV2018, #COLOV8 Key Links https://www.colov.org The Colloquium on Otomanguean and Neighboring Languages ​​(COLOV) is a …

Bliain na Gaeilge (Year of Irish)

Poster Ireland – 2018 has been declared the official year of the Irish language, or Bliain na Gaeilge. This year marks the 125th anniversary of the language revival movement that was born with the founding of Conradh na Gaeilge – the Gaelic League. To celebrate the Gaelic League has planned a wide range of events in Ireland and around …

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 Makarrata Walkabout Top Faves: Waddaya reckon? Arvo = Afternoon As fit as a mallee bull = Very …

German = Deutsch

Photo German (Deutsch) is a West Germanic language that is mainly spoken in Central Europe. It is the most widely spoken and (co-)official language in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, South Tyrol (Italy), the German-speaking Community of Belgium, and Liechtenstein; it is also an official, but not majority language of Luxembourg. Major languages which are most similar …