History In The Headlines

Category: Languages

lajamanu australia

A New Language is Born

Within the last four decades, young people in a remote village in northern Australia have created a new language and made it their native tongue.

HITH-Language-

Do You Speak Ice Age?

Researchers may have traced hundreds of disparate languages to one Ice Age mother tongue.

Manuscript at Ahmed Baba Center

Mali Rebels Burn Historic Manuscripts in Timbuktu

Islamist rebels fleeing the arrival of French troops in Timbuktu set fire to a priceless cache of historic manuscripts, some dating as far back as the 12th century.

Maalula, Syria

Languages Under Siege

After being spoken for 3,000 years, Aramaic, the language of Jesus, could soon be extinct.