Tag Archives: indigenous languages

Amazon launches digital books in Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Gujarati and Malayalam on Kindle

(1 December 2016, Bengaluru)  Amazon announced today the addition of thousands of digital books in Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Gujarati and Malayalam, including the largest digital selection of best sellers, hundreds of exclusive titles, and free classics to the Kindle Book Store. Readers can access these books on their Kindle eReaders and free Kindle apps for […]


Three ways libraries can promote mother tongue reading in the Philippines

(11 March 2016) For the past three years, the Philippines education system has been immersed in a transition from English and Filipino to mother-tongue language of instruction for grades 1 to 3. In a country with more than 100 languages, this is a formidable challenge, but one that is critical to confront. Research has repeatedly […]


New website revitalises indigenous languages of Australia

(28 November 2014) The State Library of New South Wales has launched the Indigenous Languages website as part of its Rediscovering Indigenous Languages project. At the time of Australian settlement there were more than 250 known Indigenous languages across the country. Now only about 20 are spoken fluently. The project aims to preserve and revitalise […]