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2019 has been declared the Year of Indigenous Languages by the United Nations.

Wikipedia edit-a-thon illuminates indigenous languages

By Erica Guthrie, Senior Staff Writer February 7, 2019
Dozens of amateur and professional linguists filled the Robert Henderson Language Media Center in the Cathedral of Learning Wednesday afternoon to participate in an “Indigenous Languages Wikipedia Edit-a-thon.” At the edit-a-thon, participants learned how to edit articles on the online encyclopedia to help fill the online information gap in respect to indigenous languages.
“Something Like Home,” a documentary created by Duolingo, discusses how the lives of Syrian refugees in Jordan and Turkey have been influenced by language and education. (Courtesy of Duolingo)

Duolingo debuts ‘Something Like Home’ documentary

By Jon Kunitsky | Staff Writer June 27, 2018

Pittsburgh-based education software company Duolingo is most popular for teaching foreign languages to millions of people worldwide through its phone app and online learning program. But the company’s...

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