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International Mother Language Day, celebrated every year on 21 February – Unesco

On International Mother Language Day 2018, celebrated every year on 21 February, UNESCO reiterates its commitment to linguistic diversity and invites its Member States to celebrate the day in as many languages as possible as a reminder that linguistic diversity … Continue reading

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Tapestry of traditions for our children: Language building through reading – Jharkhand, West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar & Assam

A language building through reading initiative in collaboration with the Tribal Cultural Heritage in India Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. | Who is adivaani >> Why does adivaani do books? Books keep history, heritage and identity alive; books reinvent, reinterpret and make relevant voices, thoughts, ideas … Continue reading

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Ruby Hembrom on Adivaani’s prize for English writing on indigenous ideology, thought and knowledge – International Day for the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Read the full interview here >> Budhaditya Bhattacharya, The Hindu, NEW DELHI, August 30, 2013 Ruby Hembrom on Adivaani and the challenges of publishing Adivasi writing in English On August 8 this year, the eve of International Day of the World’s … Continue reading

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On the Totem Trail | People & Places | Smithsonian Magazine

By Mary Jane Lenz, Smithsonian magazine, June 2001 | Read the full article or subscribe here >> Totem poles, those giant red cedar poles elaborately carved with images of animals and people, can be thought of as three-dimensional family histories; histories that … Continue reading

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eJournal | Writing and teaching Santali in different alphabets: A success story calling for a stronger sense of self-confidence – West Bengal

Santali is one of India’s many Adivasi languages. Today, seven different alphabets are used to write in it. Some argue that this great variety does not help the community’s development. | Read the full article (3,3 MB) >> Among South … Continue reading

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