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'Quite incredible': demand for Indigenous literature goes global

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Indigenous literature has been one of the top-performing categories for local booksellers in 2019, and international publishers are noticing a similar …

25.11.2019

Life, death and preserving tradition on an Estonian island of only a few hundred people

Photographer Jeremie Jung’s “Kihnu, the Estonian Isle of Traditions” is a photo documentary project about an island inhabited by only 500 people in the Baltic …

04.11.2019

Minister of Culture Tõnis Lukas sent greetings to Finnish and Hungarian ministers on Finno-Ugric Day

Today, 19 October, Finno-Ugric Day is celebrated in appreciation of the culture and languages of the Finno-Ugric peoples. The ongoing Estonian Finno-Ugrian Days 2019 are …

19.10.2019

Non-Russian Languages Being Pushed Out of Schools in Five Middle Volga Republics

WINDOW ON EURASIA: Since the adoption of a Russian law making the study of non-Russian languages in the republics voluntary, 7×7 blogger Nail Gyylman says …

18.09.2019

Finno-Ugrian Days 2019 are dedicated to indigenous languages

The Finno-Ugrian Days 2019 are dedicated to the United Nations’ International Year of Indigenous Languages. Of the estimated 7,000 languages spoken around the world, 2,680 …

17.09.2019

Self-Immolation Highlights Controversy over Cultural Rights in Russia

A national debate on minority cultural rights is the backdrop to the death of an academic in the Russian republic of Udmurtia. Published in openDemocracy Damelya …

12.09.2019

Udmurt Language Activist Mourned In Russia After Self-Immolation Protest

An academic in central Russia died Tuesday after setting himself on fire over what has been reported as an act of protest over perceived government …

12.09.2019

"Did you eat the whole cake?" - a learners experience on studying Estonian

DEEP BALTIC: Estonian has been described as the most difficult Latin-alphabet language for English-speakers to learn. Its fourteen cases, abundance of vowels and unpredictable partitive …

12.09.2019

Russian Scholar Dies From Self-Immolation While Protesting to Save Native Language

THE MOSCOW TIMES: An academic in central Russia died Tuesday after setting himself on fire over what has been reported as an act of protest over …

11.09.2019

Helsinki Central Library Oodi chosen as the best new public library in the world

On Tuesday 27 August Helsinki Central Library Oodi was chosen as the winner of the 2019 Public Library of the Year award in the World …

29.08.2019

The 6th international conference “Livonica. Livonian language, history, culture

The Livonians, though one of the smallest nations in Europe, have had a significant role in the languages, history, and culture of the Baltic Sea …

26.08.2019

Indigenous speakers share their languages on Google Earth

A new Google Earth tour features audio recordings from more than 50 indigenous language speakers from around the world. Everyone interested is also welcome to …

21.08.2019