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How Christian Missionaries Created The Largest Language Database In The World

How Christian Missionaries Created The Largest Language Database In The World

Christians went from being very translation-averse to the most prolific translators around.
7 Places In The World Where Natural Beauty Is Being Defended

7 Places In The World Where Natural Beauty Is Being Defended

The world is filled with awe-inspiring views and rich biodiversity. Here are just a few places that have been protected by conservation efforts.
A Tabloid Novel For A Tabloid World: Book Review Of Mario Vargas Llosa’s ‘The Neighborhood’

A Tabloid Novel For A Tabloid World: Book Review Of Mario Vargas Llosa’s ‘The Neighborhood’

Mario Vargas Llosa, Nobel Prize-winning Peruvian author, writes a juicy pulp fiction.
Which Are The Most Spoken Languages In Argentina?

Which Are The Most Spoken Languages In Argentina?

Spanish is obviously number one, but some of the other top languages might come as a surprise.
Around The World In 19 Cups Of Tea

Around The World In 19 Cups Of Tea

What’s the tea on tea in other countries? Here’s a look at how 19 nations take their tea.
Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Spanish?

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Spanish?

Being fluent in Spanish won’t necessarily help you here.
A Cultural History Of The Potato In 5 Recipes

A Cultural History Of The Potato In 5 Recipes

You say potato, I say potato. I guess that doesn’t work when you write it down.
An Interview With The CEO Of Radio Ambulante

An Interview With The CEO Of Radio Ambulante

We spoke with Carolina Guerrero about the importance of Spanish-language storytelling in the United States and the rest of the Americas.
Which Are The Most Spoken Languages In Brazil?

Which Are The Most Spoken Languages In Brazil?

Virtually everyone in Brazil speaks Portuguese. But what about Catalan, German, Japanese and Tikuna?
What Languages Existed Before Colonization In America, And Which Languages Still Survive?

What Languages Existed Before Colonization In America, And Which Languages Still Survive?

Let’s retrace the steps of colonization in the Americas to learn how European languages spread, which American languages survived and whether these languages influenced European tongues.
Surprising Lessons From A New Learning Environment — Remote Encounters Diary, Part 2

Surprising Lessons From A New Learning Environment — Remote Encounters Diary, Part 2

More lessons from the road: Changing your learning environment can be a shortcut to getting over your inhibitions and speaking with confidence.
What They Don’t Teach You In Spanish Lessons — Remote Encounters Diary, Part 1

What They Don’t Teach You In Spanish Lessons — Remote Encounters Diary, Part 1

My boyfriend and I were ready for something new in life, but what? How about a six-month bike tour from Patagonia to Peru? Wait a second, I can barely speak Spanish… what have I gotten myself into?
A Bicycle Tour From Patagonia To Peru — Remote Encounters

A Bicycle Tour From Patagonia To Peru — Remote Encounters

For the next 6 months, Pia and Jimmy will be cycling across South America with nothing but camping gear, cameras and a basic grasp of Spanish. Can they go the distance? Will their language skills improve along the way? Follow their video journey here — a new episode every month.