International Mother Language Day

Poster: International Mother Language Day = Dia Internacional de la Lengua Materna February 21 is International Mother Language Day declared by UNESCO in 1999 to celebrate linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. Events, workshops and even tweets on this date promote awareness. Hashtags: #MotherLanguageDay, #DiaDeLaLenguaMaterna, #dilm, #LenguaMaterna UNESCO: “Languages are the most powerful instruments of …

Tourism Definitions

Artwork The following is our take on defining the terms and establishing alternatives to a one-size-fits-all ontology. Spotlight Agritourism Community Tourism Conscious Travel Culinary Tourism Cultural Tourism Exploring Ecotourism Ethnotourism Gastrodiplomacy Geotourism Indigenous Tourism Irresponsible Tourism Last Chance Tourism What is responsible travel? Rural Tourism Smart Tourism Sustainable Tourism Essay New terms are springing up …

Mexico Slang

Poster Here are some of our faves (in alphabetical order): A poco Aguas Ándale! Ánimo Chingar Chula / chulo Ni modo Patria Qué onda? Qué poca madre Also Pocho Metiche Spanish English Adios Can mean ‘Hi!’ when the person does not have time to stop and chat Aguas Water, also ‘watch out!’ A hueso, A …

Buzzword Bingo

Buzzwords Are we going to use these weasel words to be insightful, provide meaning, or are we going to be that person who uses buzzwords to show off using buzzwords? Our collection of Buzzword Bingo spotlights colorful slang and new words chosen to educate and inspire. Down with the tedious weasel words and up with …

Indigenous Languages

Photo: Caldo de Piedra • Oaxaca, México Indigenous Languages are awesome. Mark your calendar. 2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages. 2019 – International Year of Indigenous Languages We are updating some popular features on Planeta.com: Languages Ayöök Vocabulary from Santa María Ocotepec (Maaxïnkojm), Oaxaca, México Mixteco de San Pedro Tidaá Māori Language Sámi …

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 …

Māori

Photo The Māori are the Indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand / Aotearoa. They arrived from Polynesian islands before 1300 AD. They are the first known inhabitants before the Europeans arrived in the early 1800s. Questions Are there celebrations / events / talks in connection with the International Year of Indigenous Languages? What are the …