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Diaspora: The Dispersion of People from Their Homeland

October 02, 2016 Comments

The word diaspora comes from the Greek word "διασπορά", meaning "scattering, dispersion". Diaspora describes people who have left their home country, usually involuntarily to foreign countries around the world. Examples of these communities include the removal of Jews from Judea, the removal of Afri...

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Category:
Culture Curation
Tags:
diaspora, culture diaspora, culture preservation, customs, languages
The Vulnerability of Language

March 30, 2016 Comments

We often take language for granted, learning to speak in our mother tongue from a young age and continuing to learn multiple languages as we grow older. However, many of the languages that we speak today may not be here in the future. There are some languages that are in danger of becoming extinct i...

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Category:
Language Translation Facts
Tags:
languages, endangered languages, extinct languages, languages of the world
Multilanguage support in iOS 8

December 14, 2014 Comments

iOS 8 is the mobile operating system of the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and was released on September 17, 2014. According to the Apple website, iOS 8 is actually the biggest release for developers since the introduction Apple’s App Store. This new version also boasts the smartest keyboard ever. The...

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Category:
Software Translation
Tags:
Apple, iOS 8, iPhone, keyboard, language, languages, Arabic, Multiple Languages
Middle East Languages and Locales: Essential Facts

August 28, 2014 1 Comments

Although the Middle East remains an economically, politically, culturally, and religiously sensitive region, due largely to the implications of the Arab Spring in 2011, the potential for growth and gains in the region is becoming stronger....

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Category:
Document Translation
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Middle, East, Languages, Locales, Essential, Facts
Are Languages at Risk from National Boundaries?

July 18, 2014 Comments

What would happen to our world if we reduced the number of languages from 7,000 to 9? Imagine how this would affect relationships between people, nations, commerce, education and all institutions. According to Putinism, the fact that Russian speakers should be protected everywhere opens a great ...

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Category:
Language Translation Facts
Tags:
Languages, localization, culuture
The Benefits of Being Bilingual … or Multilingual!

April 29, 2014 Comments

What if all people used one language across the globe? Wouldn’t communication be much easier if we all used just one universal language? Language however is not just about the words or the phrases spoken or written, it also reflects a nation's culture, traditions, beliefs and economy. It takes gr...

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Category:
Document Translation
Tags:
Languages, localization, culuture
What are the differences between Arabic languages?

January 05, 2014 Comments

One of the most frequent questions I receive from clients on a daily basis is: what are the differences between the Arabic "languages" used in different Arabic countries? This is quite an important question and is as complex as the Arabic language itself! The Arabic language is one of the oldest...

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Category:
Language Translation Facts
Tags:
Arabic, Arabic Translation, Languages, Arabic Language
Chinese Translation Services: Simplified versus Traditional Chinese?

June 13, 2012 Comments

Are you looking for Chinese website translation or Chinese document translation services? Being a Chinese native speaker myself I am continually asked about what “form” of Chinese a person should use in a translation, or what dialect… which is actually not the same question....

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Category:
Country Specific
Tags:
Chinese Translation, China, Languages

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